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Braun Thermoscan 7 IRT 6520 (in-ear thermometer) - £34.99 @ Boots (free delivery to store)
Braun Thermoscan 7 IRT 6520 (in-ear thermometer) - £34.99 @ Boots (free delivery to store)

Braun Thermoscan 7 IRT 6520 (in-ear thermometer) - £34.99 @ Boots (free delivery to store)

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I've been looking for an in-ear thermometer for a long time now and now my second child has been born I thought it was a worthy investment (she's 2 months old now).

The Braun seem to have the top ratings on reviews and are the ones used by doctors/nurses etc in hospitals. Also a friend has one of these and highly recommends it. This one is the latest model I believe which has a nice red/amber/green indicator.

Seems to be the cheapest price around too - Amazon lowest price to date has been £35.20 (a few weeks ago - i missed it then) but is currently trading at over £50. Advantage points only with Boots mean you get another £1.36 in points for use at a later date.

Hope this helps someone.

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Ridiculous that this so called top of the range brand of thermometers are only now bringing in a back light for their in-ear models. This looks good, tempted to buy because of the back light but I have another of their models and it works fine so will hold off.

This looks good i might just invest in this... Thanks great price too

I have had the older (IRT4520) for about eight years and it is an excellent thermometer. It seems to be consistent and accurate. If you are careful, you can check temperatures while children are sleeping.
The covers (sometimes branded Welch Allyn) can be bought for about £10 or £11 for 200 from Amazon (much cheaper than buying 20 at a time).
The back light should be a good addition on the new model, but I have managed without it.

Banned

Just now used my phone as a torch to take and read temp with my old model i would invest in this one if i didn't have it

Bought thank you :-)

Thanks

Bought this thank you. Also anyone else buying this the covers are only £3.99 (x 40) click and collect from John Lewis rather than £8.65 (x 40) from boots.

Should have said Braun branded covers.

Original Poster

Glad others are in finding this of use. And thanks kn87 might as well stock up on covers

Are these better than an old fashioned mercury thermometer ? We had a Lloyds chemist in ear thermometer that gave different readings all the time so was thrown away.

Is this better than Braun NTF3000 No Touch Plus Forehead Digital Thermometer?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00M35Y2J0

BTW - cant find the above on Amazon (sold by Amazon)....

Banned

Ahhhh... in-ear! Best clean it, then.

i had one of these. moved on with the times and got a non-contact IR thermometer. Helps with young kids.

mchu6am4

Is this better than Braun NTF3000 No Touch Plus Forehead Digital … Is this better than Braun NTF3000 No Touch Plus Forehead Digital Thermometer?http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00M35Y2J0BTW - cant find the above on Amazon (sold by Amazon)....



k9plus1

i had one of these. moved on with the times and got a non-contact IR … i had one of these. moved on with the times and got a non-contact IR thermometer. Helps with young kids.



Problem with both of the above is that they measure skin surface temperature and don't really get a good read of core temperature. For example f your child is sleeping on one cheek/side of their head and you measure the temperature on that side it will read higher than if you measure the other side - so you can get a false alarm (or a false sense of security).

The in-ear ones measure tympanic membrane temperature, which isn't so affected by external effects. You can do both ears and (with the correct technique) get the same, accurate temperature each time. Unlike the non-contact ones, which can give very different readings depending on exactly where you point them (and yes, I have a VERY expensive fully calibrated IR thermometer from work that I've tested this with - although my wife wasn't happy!).

The older version of this with no backlight (the IRT4520) is the one I have, and I'm sure I paid less than £20 for it. The lack of backlight has never been an issue for me (if there's enough light in the room to see the kid's ears you can read the display without waking anyone up - I can do it by the nightlight on the baby monitor), so I'd recommend people still look at that one unless you're swayed by the coloured lights on this more expensive version.

mumto17

Ahhhh... in-ear! Best clean it, then.



They have disposable covers which you (funnily enough) dispose of after each use (just like in hosptals etc) to keep everything nice and clean.

Does anyone know if these are likely to be available in store at this price too, or are Boots online sale prices online only?

Bought one a couple of weeks ago, its instore too

mchu6am4

Is this better than Braun NTF3000 No Touch Plus Forehead Digital … Is this better than Braun NTF3000 No Touch Plus Forehead Digital Thermometer?http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00M35Y2J0BTW - cant find the above on Amazon (sold by Amazon)....

k9plus1

i had one of these. moved on with the times and got a non-contact IR … i had one of these. moved on with the times and got a non-contact IR thermometer. Helps with young kids.

mumto17

Ahhhh... in-ear! Best clean it, then.



Thanks for detailed reply but I'm still non the wiser as to what/which-one to buy? Any guidance will be appreciated - we have a little 8month girl we need to keep an eye on but our current thermometer (digital ear/forehead) from Aldi is 'cr*p to say the least!

If you go into any of the rooms in the local doctors surgery near me or speak to any of the professionals there they will always suggest the Braun in ear ones.

Our local childrens A+E have them - IRT4520 - and they also have the Pro 4000's on the trolleys in the ward.

I too have a few calibrated temperature reading devices including an IR probe and the IRT4520 is right up there with the best.

Sure a backlight would be nice but as others have said if you can see where you're sticking it you can read the screen.

This new model does look to be based on the same tech, seems very good and even gives you the peace of mind as to what temperatures are okay/not okay.

If you go into any of the rooms in the local doctors surgery near me or speak to any of the professionals there they will always suggest the Braun in ear ones.

Our local childrens A+E have them - IRT4520 - and they also have the Pro 4000's on the trolleys in the ward.

I too have a few calibrated temperature reading devices including an IR probe and the IRT4520 is right up there with the best.

Sure a backlight would be nice but as others have said if you can see where you're sticking it you can read the screen.

This new model does look to be based on the same tech, seems very good and even gives you the peace of mind as to what temperatures are okay/not okay.

out of stock

mchu6am4

Thanks for detailed reply but I'm still non the wiser as to … Thanks for detailed reply but I'm still non the wiser as to what/which-one to buy? Any guidance will be appreciated - we have a little 8month girl we need to keep an eye on but our current thermometer (digital ear/forehead) from Aldi is 'cr*p to say the least!



I'd go for any of the Braun Thermoscan in-ear ones - reliable, accurate and repeatable. From a quick search on here there were a few very cheap deals for the older model (that I have and would recommend highly) that would suggest it's been discontinued and cleared out, but either this one or the older version would be great for your infant.

I have a 3 month old and a 22 month old BTW - the in-ear is great on the toddler, but a little big for the newborn. So (as your hospital/doctor should do) we use an underarm thermometer for him until his ears are large enough for the Braun. It should be fine on your 8 month old.

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This was also out of stock a few days ago but I kept checking and it came back in. I recommend checking again every day if that's what you're after (like I was) as I think it will come back.
Also appreciate the light is a bit unnecessary but it is a nice feature I think, the RAG status that is, not just a light.

oos

Looks like I've missed this. This is a stupid question I'm sure, but is this a suitable thermometer to use on adults too?

katg

Does anyone know if these are likely to be available in store at this … Does anyone know if these are likely to be available in store at this price too, or are Boots online sale prices online only?



You can get it for the same price instore. Said out of stock on the website for us before we bought in store. In store did not show the reduced shelf price but did scan correctly at £34.99
Edited by: "doolie" 6th Jan 2015

Yes these are more than suitable for adults. Ours has been used a fair bit over xmas with the colds/flu doing the rounds.

Ive just picked one up in store thanks

back in stock

I picked mine up today. Thanks! !

Back in stock - just ordered one....quick question, should this not qualify for 10 points per £1 being a baby related product (Parent Club members?)

Great thanks for posting otherwise would probably have missed this.

SPRDM500 also gets 500 bonus points (£5 worth) on a £35 spend if this helps anyone

Thank you,

bought one today, marked up as £45 on shelf but went through at £35, looks quality!

Just dont understand one thing....why the older model 5itr 4520 is still more expensive than newer "better" version 7

Original Poster

Maybe supply is low?
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