XIKAR is adding another hygrometer to its PuroTemp line, but this one has a special feature: it’s a remote system. The new PuroTemp Humidification System is a wireless system that can monitor up to three humidity environments at once.
The $79.99 kit features one base station and one remote hygrometer. The remote hygrometer can be placed in a humidor and features a screen with humidity and temperature read outs, much like a traditional hygrometer. What’s special is the base station, which can be placed up to 60 feet away from the remote hygrometer and displays the same information.
It’s made to reduce the amount of opening and closing. Because the base unit can be paired with up to three remote devices, those with multiple storage units, particularly stacked coolers, will likely find some benefit. The additional remote units will sell for $39.99. XIKAR’s other traditional non-wireless hygrometers sell for $29.99 and $34.99 respectively.
The main unit, which also features a clock, can be programmed to alert users if the humidity falls outside of a preset temperature or humidity.
As with older PuroTemp products, XIKAR pre-calibrates the devices and claims accuracy within +/- two percent relative humidity.