Barbara's Product Reviews & Giveaways

August 23, 2012 5:54 PM

Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer

[The winner of this giveaway is Tina. Thanks to all who entered - I wish I had one for each of you! And thanks to Exergen for sponsoring it. You may purchase the Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer at Amazon ]

tempscanner2.jpg Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer

Way back in June, I received this new-fangled thermometer for review.

Okay, so I'm kidding with the new-fangled, but as a megamom, I've been watching the development of thermometers for 44 years. Yes, that includes the old rectal thermometers, the less invasive but less accurate battery-powered, the strips - you name it, we've used it at our house.

So I was pretty excited to receive this, but since it was only days before my fateful vacation, I put it aside to review when I got home. We all know what happened a few days later, when I broke my leg in California and came home - ending up in the hospital, where the nurses used this amazing thermometer.  When I came home, I got to use it too! 

It is way cool - friendly to children, and yet producing results in which adults can be confident.

All I can say is Thank You, Exergen!

The Temporal Scanner Thermometer is a totally non-invasive system with advanced infrared technology providing maximum ease of use with quick, consistently accurate measurements.

Advanced, patented technology measures temperatures with a gentle stroke across the forehead.

The TempScanner1.jpgTemporalScanner Thermometer has been clinically tested for accuracy compared to rectal thermometers and temperature sensors inserted in the heart during course of patient treatment and accepted for use in major hospitals, making it the ideal thermometer for use with newborns, infants, children or adults.

The TemporalScanner has patented software, providing arterial heat balance.

This unique process determines temperature by accurately measuring the balance between the tissues warming from arterial blood and tissues cooling (warming) caused by heat loss (gain) to the environment.
In addition to the one they sent me for review, Exergen has graciously offered an Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer to one winner at MommyLife. Please leave a comment to enter a drawing for September 10. If you like, you can leave your funniest thermometer story.

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I could use one of these!

Posted by: Michelle | August 23, 2012 9:16 PM

I've been eyeing these at the store after the Dr.'s office used one on my kids. Glad to know it works on adults too.

Posted by: Melissa G | August 23, 2012 9:18 PM

I sure could use this! Nice giveaway!!

Posted by: Tammy | August 23, 2012 9:27 PM

I would love to use this thermometer for my granddaughter who now lives with us with her momma. We also babysit our son's 16 month old, so we are hopping around here. Thank goodness for grandpas! Appreciate your blog so much--thank you Barbara!

Posted by: Ellen McClure | August 23, 2012 9:44 PM

I would love to use this thermometer for my granddaughter who now lives with us with her momma. We also babysit our son's 16 month old, so we are hopping around here. Thank goodness for grandpas! Appreciate your blog so much--thank you Barbara!

Posted by: Ellen McClure | August 23, 2012 9:45 PM

This booster seat looks so wonderful! It is long past due making one so comfortable and flexible for all kinds of little bodies!! I know all 4 of my granddaughters would love this! Put my name in the pot--thank you.

Posted by: Ellen McClure | August 23, 2012 9:58 PM

Very helpful to use with children

Posted by: Karen E. | August 23, 2012 11:17 PM

This looks great! I'd love one!

Posted by: Laurie | August 24, 2012 3:23 AM

I have wanted one of these for a long time!

Posted by: Emily | August 24, 2012 7:28 AM

I've a new grandbaby due early next year. That will make 3! Plus, we've still got 5 of our own living at home full time. Maybe I should update my thermometer? :)

Posted by: Sharon | August 24, 2012 9:18 AM

I am a mom of 3 and would love this.

Posted by: Jessi | August 24, 2012 1:17 PM

Would love this for my grandchildren!

Posted by: Carol | August 24, 2012 5:17 PM

This would be fantastic!

Posted by: Linda | August 24, 2012 7:04 PM

Please, Lord....please let me throw my rectal thermometer and vaseline away after 5 kids;)I'm willing to give up my old school ways and give this one a try, Barbara. Thanks for the chance!

Posted by: Linda | August 24, 2012 11:57 PM

great for squirmy little ones

Posted by: Livivua Chandler | August 25, 2012 11:25 AM

These always come in handy! Thank you for this opportunity to win one!

Posted by: Karla Silva | August 25, 2012 5:02 PM

With another newborn in the house, we would get a lot of use out of this. We haven't had much luck with digital thermometers, and have gone back to the mercury kind. (should I be broadcasting that admission?)

Posted by: Farm FreshJessica | August 25, 2012 5:19 PM

I think my husband would appreciate this!

Posted by: Lisa | August 25, 2012 6:04 PM

With 3 boys that rarely slow down this would be perfect!

Posted by: Cari | August 25, 2012 6:33 PM

Always a usefull tool!

Posted by: Shaina | August 25, 2012 9:04 PM

oh yes, sign me up. Maybe I'll just have to go buy one if I don't win this....

Posted by: Sarah :) | August 25, 2012 11:49 PM

Unfortunately, I don't have any funny thermometer stories, but I hate the normal thermometer - I think I have a smaller mouth than most people so it really pinches to put a thermometer under my tongue. I'd love to try this.

Posted by: Genevieve | August 26, 2012 12:41 AM

We just had a week of fevers (x4 kids) at our house, and this looks like it would be very useful!

Posted by: Amy | August 26, 2012 3:04 PM

Thankfully, we don't get sick very often, but when a bug comes around this would be nice to have with wiggly little boys and the hubby!

Posted by: Alison S. | August 27, 2012 12:33 PM

This definitely would make taking temps way easier!

Posted by: Bethany | August 28, 2012 8:37 AM

Sign me up! Ever tried to check temp on a kid with Dyspraxia? We use the under this arm, how about that arm, can mommy kiss your forehead method ;)

Posted by: Tina | August 28, 2012 10:29 AM

We could always use one of these with the new baby on the way!

Posted by: megan | August 31, 2012 3:44 PM

I would love one!

Posted by: Eileen | September 1, 2012 9:50 AM

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Posted by: Mel | September 1, 2012 10:04 AM

Ooo pick me, pick me! That does look way cool! Thanks, Barbara!

Posted by: Adrienne | September 1, 2012 10:27 AM

I don't have any funny thermometer stories. Instead I've just been thankful that I haven't had to try and take either of my kids temperatures. I'm sure the day will come when I will however, and this one looks so much easier than the one we received at our baby shower.

Posted by: Sheila | September 2, 2012 2:21 PM

My child's doctor used one of these on our last visit. These thermometers are really neat. I'd love to have one of these!

Posted by: Diane | September 3, 2012 2:59 PM

My son doesn't do well with the ear thermometer, and he's too young to understand keeping one in his mouth, so I would love to have one of these!

Posted by: Hannah Elise | September 3, 2012 10:54 PM

... 'tis that time of year again!.. We'd love to have one of these! :)

Posted by: Melanie Johnston | September 4, 2012 4:01 PM

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