Thursday, March 11, 2010

Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer - Review & GIVEAWAY**

I was very excited to receive the Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer. As a mom for over 18 years, I've used ear thermometers as well as standard digital thermometers orally and under the arm and never really liked them. The Temporal Scanner Thermometer was so easy to use; just stroke across the forehead while holding the button and voila you have an accurate reading. No concerns about getting the child to sit still for an underarm temp, no worry about is the thermometer under their tongue and no extra pain when a child is ill with an earache. I so wish the Temporal Scanner Thermometer had been available when my children were babies but it will still come in quite handy with the adults, teens and children in my home.

Temporal Scanner

When I first tested the thermometer I was getting a low reading but then I read the instructions (always important with a newly acquired product) and realized that in order to work accurately the thermometer needed to warm to the ambient room temperature since it had been in a cold UPS truck all day. I tried the thermometer on both myself and Theresa, my 11 year old daughter. It was simple and easy to use. I then decided to put the Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer to the test; I figured if a 10 year old boy could read and follow the instructions, any adult could do the same. I gave John the Quick Start Card; he read the directions and then easily and accurately took my temperature.

The one downside to this forehead thermometer is the packaging. It is not packed in a cardboard box but rather in a hard plastic hanging display case that required a pair of scissors and muscles of steel to open. It does come with a clear plastic cover for the probe so it can be easily stored in a drawer or cabinet without fear of being damaged. The Exergen Temporal Scanncer Thermometer comes with a fresh 9 volt battery, a Quick Start Card (with illustrations) and a booklet of instructions. Not only does the booklet explain how to use the thermometer but it also explains why a temporal artery temperature is more accurate, how the Temporal Scanner Thermometer works and explains clinical information about normal body vs. normal temporal artery temperature.


The Exergen Corporation is generously giving away one 
Temporal Scanner Thermometer
right here on S.A.G.A.



1. For first entry, just comment that you want to be entered. 
2. For an extra entry,comment on how you follow my blog. If you're new you can follow my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the upper left part of the NavBar OR by clicking on "Follow" to the right in the sidebar.
3. For an extra entry, read another of my blog postings and comment on it here.

12Noon, CDT, MARCH 19

The Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer retails for $30-$50 at many local stores and a $5 mail-in rebate is available to customers.

This is a Mama Buzz review. The product was provided by Exergen Corporation for this review.


Conny said...

OH - I'm the first entry... I SO wanted to review this product for MamaBzz - but my blog does not have the needed google PR (or whatever it is) ... so maybe I can win it??!! I'd love to!

Conny said...

I follow your blog through my google reader. entry #2!

Conny said...

I am still waiting for your recipe for the cheese pizza from the Meatless Friday meals post...
entry #3! :)

Mami2jcn said...

I like this thermometer because it’s so non-invasive you can take a baby’s temperature in their sleep. Please enter me! Thanks.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

momma24 said...

I keep buying the cheapy thermomoters trying to find a good one, so this would be amazing!

Lisa in Jax said...

I'd love to win this. With four little ones, it'd sure come in handy.


Lisa in Jax

kt said...

I would love to win this. It would come in handy with a 7 mo old. ;)

Emily B said...

I'd love to win one of these. All we have now is a mood-ring type thing you put on the forehead. It's 30+ years old and I'm not too sure it works right. Thanks for the chance!
ebickell at hotmail dot com

imcatholic said...

I think this would be so cool I would love to win this! - I never take my kids temps (bad mom) I had an ear thermometer I lost in the move and just never replaced it

and I do follow your blog publicly on my blog

imcatholic said...

Also - I follow your blog publicly on my blog


Anonymous said...

what a neat gadget, and you don't need to disturb a sleeping sickie! Please enter me in your drawing. My email is Thank you

Anonymous said...

Please enter me, I am your brother!

Anonymous said...

Hello again from your brother, I read your blog so I can follow along with your life because you do not call me often enough.

Anonymous said...

Hello for a third entry. I enjoyed your last trip to the zoo. Stephen and Sophia would love to see their cousins during Spring Break but we now have a new puppy named Radar.

Anonymous said...

Hi Renee, I want to be entered in the giveaway of the thermometer please.
Yazmin Carroll

Anonymous said...

I'd like to be entered, Renee. It would be great for dgs :)

Debbie said...

I would love to be entered. Thank you for doing this.
Debbie - SHS

scottsgal said...

I'd love to win this!
thanks for the chance
msboatgal at

Cindy said...

I would love to be included in the contest!


Cindy said...

I follow your blog on Google!


Cindy said...

I always love reading your blog entries about your family. I enjoyed the entry about John taking up a new sport, gymnastics. That brings back fond memories of when my daughter was a gymnast. Good luck to John! It is a great sport! Have fun driving back and forth to the gym! LOL


knmkendall said...

Thank you for this giveaway! Please enter me.

Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

What a great giveaway for my little guy's first birthday, which is Friday! All I have is a celsius ear thermometer--not much help when we have to start the computer & find a conversion chart in the middle of the night LOL. Enter me! Enter me! :)

AmyLynn said...

I would love to have a chance to win the Exergen Temporal Scanner. It seems so easy to use. I love that it is noninvasive and accurate! Thanks for the chance!

AmyLynn said...

I'm following your blog through google.

Robyn said...

After taking my 3yo to the urgent care with a double ear infection and seeing one of these in action, I never want to stick something in her sore ears again!!! Please enter me to win.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Robyn said...

Read your recipes. LOVE the Crockpot Mac & Cheese. Been looking for a good crockpot recipe to take to church for pot lucks.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Robyn said...

Follow via friend connect.

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Anonymous said...

I just want to enter! Thanks for the chance.

Jeni D.