Saturday, April 25, 2009

Review and Giveaway: Exergen CLOSED

I was looking for a new thermometer, when I came across the Exergen Temporal Scanner. I had the ear one and was having trouble using it on my 7 month old. I never felt like it was positioned correctly and was constantly doubting its accuracy.
I started to research different options and what I discovered was Exergen. Their Temporal Scanner is an infrared thermometer that measures body temperature by taking a reading from the temporal artery. This thermometer is not only a more accurate way to measure, but it is also the least invasive.



Here is a short video of me taking my 4 year old's temperature.


See how easy it was. It did take a little practice to make sure that I was positioned correctly and scanning at the right speed. It was quicker than my old ear thermometer and I could even check his temperature now when he is sleeping.


Last time I went to the pediatrician's office, I noticed that they had switched to using these, so I feel that this is the best option available.


I know it sounds to good to be true, but I can definitely say this thermometer has it all. The Temporal Scanner is available at Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Walgreens, Costco, and Baby.com.

Now for the part you all have been waiting for, Exergen has offered one lucky reader a Temporal Scanner for their very own. Please follow the rules below for your chance to win.


How to Enter:
1) Visit Exergen and tell me your favorite feature of the Temporal Scanner.


Additional Entries: (please leave a separate entry for each)
2) Join Exergen's Facebook Fan Page.
3) Subscribe to my blog.
4) Follow me on twitter (whatmommiesneed) or tweet about this giveaway.
5) Favorite me in technorati.
6) Blog about this giveaway and link back here to http://www.whatmommiesneed.com/
7) Click here and check out Fishful Thinking.


Contest ends at 11:59pmCST on May 2nd. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.
You Must Leave a Valid E-mail Address to be eligible.

Renee

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casey aubut said...

I like the fact that this one is non-invasive! Im sure my kids would appreciate that too!
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clc408 said...

I think it's great that it factors in ambient room temperature. Very accurate and easy to use. Thanks for the chance.

Brian R Morin said...

I love this thermometer. I had my own temperature taken with one at the doctor's office and I just love how non-invasive it is.

tutugirl said...

I love that it's done so gently on the forehead and I don't have to fight my daughter to try and stick it in her ear.

Katrina said...

I love that it is non-invasive ans so easy to use on my baby girl

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

long lasting batteries- many uses and easy to use- no sticking it in the mouth

clynsg said...

Either I am first, or someone else is in the process of moderation, but here goes--my favorite aspect of the Exergen is that it is so totally non-invasive that you can take the temperature of a sleeping baby without disturbing the child.

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js22 said...

I love that it is non-invasive.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Stefanie Hartman said...

I love the feature that makes this non-ivasive to my child. I have a daughter that has seizures with high fever, so I must take her temperature often when she is sick. It gets difficult when she gets so tired of the temperature taking process over and over. This would be a blessing. I like that so many medical professionals use these. Way better than the old method used on my first baby. Thanks, Stefanie Hartman fhartman@frontiernet.net

rockymountain_brown said...

my favorite feature is that it can be as short as 10-20 second to take a temperature! That's a big difference from my current thermometer that's 1-2 minutes.

Missesprincess said...

I love that it is non invasive!!!! Also I am glad that it is super quick and accurate.

Ellen C. said...

I like that it is for children as well as adults. thanks for the chance.

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Sara and Alex said...

I found out the temporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head.
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Leslie said...

My Favorite feature of the Exergen Temporal Scanner is The TemporalScanner 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.

I'm an R.N. This is IMPORTANT to me!!!
Great Giveaway! Thanks for the Chance to win this GREAT Giveaway!!!
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You Betcha, I'm a subscriber!!!
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Leslie said...

I faved you on my Technorati. My username is LeslieVeg

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Leslie said...

Took the Fishful thinking Quiz! My daughter is pretty well rounded.. interesting and insightful!

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EllyBean said...

I found in interesting that the Archives of Pediatric
and Adolescent Medicine found that the temporal artery
thermometer detected fevers more often than the popular
tympanic thermometer.

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Linda said...

I really like how easy it is to use, just press the button and scan it across the forhead!
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Courtney said...

I'd love to win this! My favorite feature of the thermometer is that it's non invasive!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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EDRing said...

My favorite feature is that it is non invasive & it's accuracy.

Ellen
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Princess Golden Hair said...

my favorite feature is how easy and accurate it is. As you gently stroke the thermometer across the forehead crossing over the temporal artery, the sensor in its probe performs two processes:

First it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses and;
Second, at the same time, a patented system measures the ambient temperature of the site where the temperature is being taken. The patented "arterial heat balance" (AHB) software then synthesizes the two separate readings to accurately determine and display body temperature


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guess I'm first. great luck on your giveaway

Dawn said...

My favorite thing is that it is non-invasive so I can take the baby's temp while she is sleeping.

Jenndiggy said...

I like that it's non-invasive. Which means it would be more sanitary instead of having to clean a thermometer that has been in a mouth or. . . never mind.

pamcallahan said...

My favorite feature is that it is non-invasive

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sphinx63 said...

My favorite feature is that it is more accurate than an ear thermometer. My ear thermometer never reads the same temp, it really seems off. Thanks!

sphinx63 said...

I checked out Fishful Thinking, and I like the section on activities for parents & kids, Keeping Kids Positive.

Sandra K321 said...

I like that it only takes 10-20 seconds to determine the person's temperature.

Cortney said...

I love that it is quick and non invasive. My son will appreciate that!

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jamesellison55 said...

I like that it is fast, as well as accurate. Thanks for the giveaway!

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tawnda said...

I love that it is non-invasive and very accurate. You don't need to disturb the sleeping sickie just to verify their temp hasn't spiked...

kdkdkd said...

That is it far more accurate and less invasive that my ear scan one

Heidi Gail said...

It's the best way to take someone's temperature because it's the most accurate and it's non-invasive.

Dev said...

I love that it is non-invasive. That's important since my daughter practically lives at the doctor and is terrified of the ear thermometer.

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Katie said...

I love how fast it is! I can get in and take my son's temperature during the night without disturbing him too much. With frequent ear infections this is a must!
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Katie said...

I'm a Facebook fan of this thermometer.
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S Denton said...

I like the fact it is so quick to take a temp and non invasive too

Laree said...

I love that I can take several temps very quickly.

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cpullum said...

I like the fact my daughter won't have to gag anymore or have something in her ear. it's easy to use and gentle! love it!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

oneinamil23 said...

you can use it even when they are sleeping!

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beth said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I really like that it is so invasive. It also can have a reading in 10-20 seconds. Thank you!
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Pam said...

I like that it works so fast the person barely even knows you're taking their temperature, and that it's more accurate than tympanic thermometers (which I've never thought were very accurate!)

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Dove420 said...

I love that it is non invasive and still VERY accurate.

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Tylerpants said...

I like that it's quick, easy and painless. I can even use it when my son is sleeping!

mail4rosey said...

My favorite thing is the patented software that allows for an accurate and fast reading.
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samsakara said...

I love that it takes 1,000 readings per second and it's non invasive.

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TooMuchRock said...

my favorite feature? Hands down that it does not have to enter an orifice!
thanks
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Pat said...

I like that it's not invasive and also accurate.
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lilbabypug said...

I love how quickly it gets an accurate reading. who wants to hold down a sick little one while trying to get a temp for a minute or more? This is an awesome product

KPort207 said...

I love how simple it is to use and so non-invasive, that you can use it on a sleeping child. Thanks.

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Kim F said...

I like how easy it is to use. I also like the fact that it is rather large. I am always misplacing out thermometer.

bavaria said...

takes less than 2 seconds - wow ,now that is real fast !


thanks :)

Aura said...

I like that it's not invasive so I don't have to wake or bother my kids to check their actual temp and it's instantaneous!

JULIE said...

I like that it is more accurate than oral or ear thermometers...and I'm sure my little boy will like that it doesn't involve poking anything into his mouth or ear!!

jennem said...

My daughter gets super high temperatures--usually between 104 and 105--and usually in the middle of the night. They have to be carefully monitored. This would make it so much easier and less intrusive, right now we use an oral digital.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

turboterp said...

I love that you can even take the temperature of a sleeping child! That's amazing!

mogrill said...

My favorite thing is I can use it while my daughter sleeps!! Thanks for the chance.
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Nickolay said...

I like that you can take a temp without having to wake a sick kid

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heaventrees said...

I like its accuracy. If the Dr's office uses it, I think it's the best choice for home too.

ky2here said...

The TemporalScanner 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.

Deanne02 said...

My favorite feature is that it is fast! It seems like forever to my boys when they get their temp taken lol!

mom2anutball said...

My favorite thing about it is that it is easy to use and ACCURATE! Its so hard to get an accurate temp! Thanks for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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sarah said...

I like that it only takes a quick swipe across the forehead and gives an accurate reading. Sounds easy enough!

cari_and_kevin_king said...

I love that it is a non-invasive system.

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cari_and_kevin_king said...

I checked out fishful thinking

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LizSawyer said...

I like the fact that it is a totally non-invasive system! Goodbye Trauma and Hello Comfort & Cooperation!

Kelly F said...

I love that even technologically impaired people can easily use it and use it accurately. Plus, it is so non-invasive and comfortable for the child. Perfect for all parties involved :)

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Kelly F said...

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Kelly F said...

I checked out fishful thinking. It was interesting going through the quiz about how my child reacts to different situations and I liked the feedback that was given.

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Annie said...

I love that it is quick to use. We have an old fashion mouth thermometer, and that takes a while.

cindiizzy said...

I like that it takes temperature from temperal artery (non invasive)


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Beverley said...

I like everything! It's fast, easy, accurate, non-invasive, and I don't have to fight to get it!

camper223 said...

it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses



Thank you

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Carol said...

I love the speed with which it takes a temperature.

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Carol said...

I checked out Fishful Thinking. There are lots of interesting ideas.

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SewCalGal said...

I love that it is more accurate and gentle. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Hugs,
Erin

ellie said...

I also love the non invasive aspect of it. To be able to take my 15 month old's temp while he's asleep would be a huge blessing.

rosannepm said...

The temperature is large enough for me to see with my limited vision

Mollie G. said...

So MANY things! Non-intrusive (don't have to stick anything IN to anything); accurate (taps in to a core-temperature blood flow just fine); fast (a second or two, and done) and minimal sensory input (can take a temp without waking someone up) -- particularly pertinent with my younger son, autistic and sensory defensive, with the stubbornness (and almost the strength) of a mule! Thanks!

Mollie G. said...

"Fishful thinking"? Excellent, awesome, and pertinent!! NICE find -- went through the initial five-step quiz, and I'm impressed with the particular incidents chosen to illustrate their "reinforcing resilience" concept. All things that are difficult for younger kids still working out social dynamics and awareness, and things that really evoke a strong parental nurturing "wish I could help with that" response. Again, thanks!

ferriz said...

I like that its non-invasive. I am not a fan of the "traditional" method of temperature taking. Not fun for anyone involved.

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pitaharmon said...

It's non-invasive (most moms probably said that) but my Chubby-huggy just hates it when I take her temp, even under her arm.
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bboyle said...

I have a hard time getting my son's temperature and this sounds like it would make it easier. I like that I could do it when he is sleeping.

liane66 said...

I love that it is more accurate than ear temperature.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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scottsgal said...

definitely that it's non invasive and the quick speed that it takes an actual temp

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Ardy22 said...

My favorite feature is that it is non invasive and easy to use

z. Smith said...

The Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer is awesome. I take care of my 90 year old father and this gadget would really come in handy and make my job easier!

I love the fact that it is non-invasive and super easy to use.

angie said...

I love that it is non-evasive. No need to wake them up to take their temp. It is so quick and accurate. I would LOVE to have this.

purango said...

I like that it is totally non-invasive. What a relief. garrettsambo@aol.com

nanatt said...

I think the best thing about this is the non-invasive way it's used.
Even though it's going to be much more accurate I feel the way it's used is the best feature.
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nanatt said...

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Robin said...

I love that its non-invasive and takes the room temperature into account

Brea's Mommy said...

I love that it is totally non invasive and used by hospitals
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Jen said...

I love that it is non-invasive and it can be used on several people without spreading germs!

penguin28 said...

I like that it's the ideal thermometer for use with newborns, infants, children or adults.

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tlcfromtn said...

I like that it is very accurate and easy.

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amyd29 said...

nice quick and easy for kids and moms on the go!

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kathy pease said...

i love that The TemporalScanner has patented software, providing arterial heat balance

Sher said...

Hi! what I love about the Exergen temporal Scanner is the fact that Exergen patented the Arterial Heat Balance Method!! So it automatically measures the ambient temperature at the very same time it is measuring the temperature over the temporal artery. After that it calculates heat loss (in a normal or cold room) or gain (in a hot room), and instantly computes an accurate body temperature. I feel that this is MORE reliable that the EAR method!

Thank-you!
~Sher

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Amanda U. said...

I love that it has a one year warranty - our thermometer always seems to be broken when we need it, so reliability is a big plus.

Erica C. said...

it's very accurate...this would be great...I feel like the kids are always getting ear infections

b'fifty said...

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

tuliej said...

I like the whole non-invasive feature. No waking up or really disturbing the child or person whose temperature you are taking - this alone makes it worthwhile!

GabbyLowe said...

I like that it works so quickly. Its not easy to keep a kid still long enough to take their temp.

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bndraldy said...

I like the fact that this one is non-invasive! My digital scanner is well past it's prime and cannot be trusted for a true reading. Who wants a mercury thermometer stuck into an orifice when you are coughing, sneezing or congested - or when you are nauseated or have diarrhea or vomiting? I love that the Exergen TemporalScanner is fast, accurate, and non - invasive! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I love how it's non-invasive & easy to read!
I hate try to clean the old kind in order not to spread germs.
This is perfect for a household with lots of kids.

Heather said...

I love the fact that you can get an accurate reading in just a few seconds. Nice!

Heather said...

Loved Fishful Thinking...especially the positive thinking stuff.

masonsgranny59 said...

very non-invasive:) ty 4 sponsoring this awesome giveaway and 4 the entry:)

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