For $10 this hygrometer is a great value. No batteries, analog non-digital gauge, old school
I recently came back into cigars, and therefor needed to set things up for a small, yet serviceable humidor. I purchased my humidor based on the fact that at any given time I have around 25-50 cigars in this humidor alone with some infused in a seperate container. Unfortunately I opened the box to see no hygrometer. As a sacrifice of having a few extra dollars to justify some sticks with my purchase, I grabbed this little analog gem. The construction feels solid, but not too heavy. I performed a salt test and was very happy to see that right out of the box, the hygrometer was reading 76% humidity at the end of testing. I then placed the hygrometer into the humidor that is at the end of seasoning to see that it came up to the 84% boveda pack with nearly flawless accuracy. I think for 10 bucks, this is a steal! For anyone placing this in a pre drilled hole, it does come with the rubber grommet on the sides to help with a nice, tight fit.
After calibrating it, it tells me when my humidor goes above or below 69% R. It does what it s supposed to do, the magnetic back is a big plus. A good product for the price.
Bought a large humidor to replace a couple of others that I had and had the complete assumption that this hygrometer would be complete garbage as the others. I was totally wrong. This one is heavier duty and has a rigid / tight adjustment screw point unlike the others which had a flimsy and virtually non usable screw in the back. Accidentally dropped it from my counter and it just responded with a heavy clunk. Very surprised with this unit and it will actually be used.
I got this hygrometer with a humidor. It seems to stick but it is accurate it just takes awhile to adjust, which is fine since I don't open my box all the time. It is more accurate than my digital, just make sure you calibrate it.
I tested this using the salt method and it was 6% under (showing 69% instead of 75%). After adjusting the needle using the screw in the back, it is now spot on. I put the hygrometer in a new humidor that I was preparing for the first time, and it showed about 82% with slightly damp interior plus a damp sponge and a Ciguardian Angel humitube. Once I took the sponge out after a couple of days, it showed 75%. Then it showed 70% once I loaded the cigars, and that's where it stays with the Humitube set at the right setting. It is finicky when you try to adjust the screw, but once done, it is great.
This hygrometer came in my first humidor 10 years ago and has always worked fine. I just calibrated it again last week with a Broveda calibration kit and it was spot on as usual.
UNABLE TO CALIBRATE. WORTHLESS JUNK.