Im a big fan of my Xikar! Cost me 30 bones but it comes with a lifetime guarantee. Its a digital display with Temp and RH only. Its not able to be calibrated, but comes calibrated out of the box. Not sure how that works and what not, but Ive not had any problems (That I know of. Hmmm....Maybe I have and just don't know it.) I have had some people say they didn't like that type of hygrometer just because they can't be calibrated.
The way I see it is, if Xikar didn't know what they were doing they would be "calibrateable". <---(Is that a word? ) They've gotta be doing something correct.
I've been eyeing these for some time. One of these days. For me when I'm considering dropping that much money on the hobby I always find myself saying, I could buy this or x number of cigars... I'll get the cigars.
On a side note, I was at a museum this past summer and saw one of these in a display case. I thought they looked pretty cool so I went home and looked them up. Then promptly closed the page when I saw the price tag for an analog hygrometer.
for some reason reason Xikar changed the design to one that can't be calibrated. the one i have has been wrong since it came out of the box. (i have six of the old type and they work fine) as far as warranty goes the last two lighters i sent in came back to me as broken as when they were shipped off. the newer Xikar i bought this year sparks when it wants to. they have gone down the tubes IMO.
I have 4 of the HygroSet, they have a calibration function. Had to calibrate them when I bought them but in the past 18 months or so I haven't had to mess with them. I've checked them 2-3 times and they are still spot on.
ThinBlueLine - 1/7/2016 1:08 PM If any of you purchase them email the company and ask if they are running any promo codes and you'll land 15% off
Excellent, thank you! Just took delivery of a new tower humidor. Finally getting out of my coolidors. Was looking for something exactly like this so I could remotely monitor 3 zones in the tower plus a treasure dome desktop.
This. Switched over to the wireless tags in November for my humidors and am very impressed. Verified temp/humidity against Xikar calibrated units and the tags are spot on accurate. Can monitor remotely as well.