Scythe Kama Thermo

Conclusion

Conclusion

The Scythe Kama Thermo is certainly a competent little performer and passed the OC3D Lab tests with flying colours. Now I know many of you will probably be saying that it only reads one temperature and it's usefulness is extremely restricted, as there are a multitude of temeprature reading rheobus' out there. And yes, this doesn't even control fans!

But considering that you get the Kama Thermo for a measly US$9.80 , it's not a lot of cash to outlay. Despite the restrictive application of the Kama Thermo it may appeal to the modder or watercooling enthusiast, but an option of a black or silver casing would be nice. I was actually contemplating inserting the thermal probe into the top of my 120.3 radiator and sealing it to monitor the water temperature at any given time.

Because the Scythe Kama Thermo does such a good job at temperature reporting and comes with a sexy blue LCD screen, I have decided to award it the 'Recommended' award.

Pro's

+ Accurate temperature readings
+ Price
+ Small and uninvasive
+ Provides both battery and 4-pin molex power
+ Nice and bright backlight

Con's

- Restrictive application
- Only monitors one temperature
- Black or silver casing would be nice too.

Recommended Award

OC3D Forum would like to thank Scythe Europe for providing the Kama Thermo for today's review

Feel free to discuss in our forum

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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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