Scythe Kama Thermo

Introduction

Introduction

Scythe
are a name synonymous with aftermarket cooling enhancement products. I would like to wager that there aren't too many PC enthusiasts who hadn't at least seen, owned or heard about this well known Japanese based company's products. But who are Scythe, and what do they do?

Scythe Co., Ltd. (Registered & incorporated in Tokyo Japan) originally started in Akihabara Electric Town located in Tokyo Japan, where visitors can find the latest electric products from computer parts and accessories to the world’s most advanced cellular phones with video camera capabilities, small displays and the ability to play movies!

Scythe Co., Ltd., began its operation and business in November, 2002 as a distributor and manufacture of PC parts & gaming devices for “DIY PC Experts!”. Scythe’s first venture was to manufacture a super powerful YET super quiet CPU cooler (Scythe Kamakaze CPU cooler), and with the great success of this Kamakaze CPU cooler, Scythe became recognized as the leading CPU cooler supplier in Japan’s Akihabara Electric Town. Shortly there after, due to popular demand, Scythe began exporting products all over the world.

I was fortunate enough to have been asked by Scythe to review some of their products on Overclock3d.net, and I must say I eagerly jumped at the chance. Due to the number of products I was sent, I have broken this review into 2 parts. The first review subject from Scythe to enter into the OC3D Labs is the new Kama Meter, followed by a selction of Scythe's Minebea cooling fan range. Anyway let's get on with the review.

Kama Thermo front

The Scythe Kama Thermo is essentially a digital thermometer for monitoring temperatures from within your case. The Kama Thermo features a 2-Way Power Source (battery or 4-pin molex; an elegant Blue LED illuminated screen; wide temperature range and short frequency for precise monitoring. The USA version uses the Fahrenheit temperature scale. Let's take a look at the Kama Thermo's specifications, which were taken directly from Scythe's website.

Specifications

Model Name: KAMA THERMO
Model Number: TM02-WH
Manufacturer: Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan

Dimensions:
1.88 x 1.11 x 0.66 inch
47.8 x 28.3 x 16.7mm

Product Material
Resin

Back-Light
Blue(Illuminated when 4-pin power source is used)

Power Source (2-Way)
Button Cell Battery (Type: LR44) / 4-Pin Power

Temperature Unit
Fahrenheit (USA Version)
Celsius (Japan and EU Version)

Temperature Range
- -4 ~ 194F (USA Version)
- 20 ~ 90C (Japan and EU Version)

Temperature Accuracy
± 2F (USA Version)
± 1C (Japan and EU Version)

Measurement Frequency
Every 2 Second

Sensor Cable Length (Approximate)
22.83 inch
58cm

The Packaging

One thing I really like about Scythe's packaging on their products, is that it's vibrant and stands out from the crowd. A little crowded perhaps, but effective marketing none-the-less.

Kama Thermo front Kama Thermo box side

The rear of the package simply displays the specifications of the Kama Thermo.

Kama Thermo box rear Kama Thermo box other side

Moving on, let's take a look at the Kama Thermo up close and personal.

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Most Recent Comments

25-02-2007, 09:12:33

PV5150
Looking for something different when it comes to monitoring temps? Scythe may have the answer...

Link

This is the first of a two part review, the second will follow shortly.

25-02-2007, 09:57:31

Rastalovich
Used to love goofing around with these things, pushing them to see if the ranges were true. (physics >.<)

I`d like to see it`s sensor in a block of ice, with mercury thermo, to see if it`ll hold up.

.. and also see what happens when it goes past it`s ceiling into 100 deg water, also alongside a mercury thermo.

Seems to me tho, the price is below the similar looking diy kits u can get from Maplins. Plus of course, u don`t have to make it.

25-02-2007, 20:04:19

FarFarAway
Does what it says on the tin I spose.

Just doesn't say much on the tin

26-02-2007, 02:22:49

PV5150
Yeah, tis true. It didn't pretend to be anything it wasn't, plain and simple

26-02-2007, 08:18:07

Caroline
Scythe is also a hardcore producer from Perth, Australia who I met the other night. Damn I thought you guys were talking about him lolol

26-02-2007, 08:22:25

llwyd
Yes, we also had several medieval farmers and fans of the grim reaper making a similar mistake but this IS a computer enthusiast forum. 99% of the threads are solely to do with computers

26-02-2007, 08:26:48

Caroline
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
Yes, we also had several medieval farmers and fans of the grim reaper making a similar mistake but this IS a computer enthusiast forum. 99% of the threads are solely to do with computers
Well I'd like to think some of you people like hardcore

26-02-2007, 08:33:59

equk
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BabyDollQt'
Well I'd like to think some of you people like hardcore
happy hardcore dance music or hardcore metal

26-02-2007, 08:38:27

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='equk'
happy hardcore dance music or hardcore metal
or oldskool hardcore or hardcore house...

26-02-2007, 09:26:59

Dav0s
or hardcore...erm...never mind

26-02-2007, 09:43:43

Ham
*sigh*

/attempts to drag back on topic

26-02-2007, 09:45:01

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
*sigh*

/attempts to drag back on topic
^ future mod in the making.

26-02-2007, 10:05:27

PV5150
lol stop spamming my review thread. Thanks Ham

25-03-2007, 11:23:05

!TIMMY!
Rofl trust dav0s to lower the tone.

28-09-2007, 18:32:50

sciasg
I know it's a little late, but I was wondering if both the temperature sensor and the backlight can work with only the 4 pin power, without the battery. Or does the battery have to be installed and have 4 pin power for the backlight and display. I bought one of these, and tried to operate it without the battery and just the 4 pin power and it didn't work. Just the backlight lit up. Thanks.

28-09-2007, 19:59:14

PV5150
As far as I know the battery is for backup purposes only. So with power coming from the 4-pin molex it should still work...lemme check for you and report back.
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