The Exergen Temporal Scanner is an infrared thermometer that captures temperature by scanning the heat that comes off the forehead (via the temporal artery), it is non-invasive, easy-to-use (only takes 2 seconds), and extremely accurate. This hi-tech and unique thermometer is a must-have for new and expecting parents, especially those wishing to avoid the painful experience of using a rectal thermometer on their sick infant.
I must say this is the easiest and quickest thermometer I have ever used.... and I have used everything from a rectal thermometer to one of those fancy-in-the-ear thermometers with my kids. When Owen got sick last week I used the Exergen Temporal Scanner on him and it was a breeze. Even Owen thought it was cool :) I tested the accuracy against one of my other thermometers and they both matched... so I'm guessing it worked the way it was supposed to!
I really wish I had had one of these when my kids were babies. It is just so easy to use. I love that it can be done when they are asleep or resting in your arms without them even noticing. Brilliant.
I will say I had some trouble actually GETTING the product. I had to pay huge duty fees which ended up costing me more than the actual purchase price from Amazon.com. But that has nothing to do with the product itself... but Canadians should definitely beware of the extra cost involved.