This thermometer report the temperature quickly ... which is good ! What's not so good is the plastic construction and tiny buttons which are tedious and difficult to access. The LCD should be larger, and there should be a back-light when activated. A particularly bad problem is that it is not moisture resistant. Merely the humidity in my worm bed created condensation behind the LCD and stopped it from working. It started working again after being in a dry environment for a day or so.
PROS: 1. Quick Reading. 2. Long Reach. 3. Accurate.
CONS: 1. Poor Construction. 2. LCD Not Moisture Resistant. 3. Minute, Poorly Accessible, Difficult to Use Control Buttons. 4. Price !
That the unit is not moisture resistant is typical of Chinese products ... the vast majority of which enjoy no meaningful testing or engineering, but are mere "imitations" of the millions of "real" products once manufactured in the USA and Europe.