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Foxcigar again! Boveda Butler + free cigar $17 shipped.
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Posted 7/3/2019 9:28 AM (#769587)
Subject: Foxcigar again! Boveda Butler + free cigar $17 shipped.



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Hi All,

Buy at your own risk.... I did, but I am willing to try it out, see below and read some reviews(i didnt).. :/



I have been wanting to try out the boveda butler and foxcigar just sent an email out that they got them back in! They are also offering a free cigar with the purchase. It also include a calibration kit... (perfect to test out my other digital hygrometers). Not a bad deal.

https://foxcigar.com/shop/accessories/boveda/boveda-butler/?utm_sour...

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Posted 7/3/2019 9:46 AM (#769590 - in reply to #769587)
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I haven't used the Boveda Butler, but have seen lots of people struggling to get it working correctly. Not sure if they are provide firmware updates, or if this is a newer version, but I'd look into users experiences before buying.

Or just pull the trigger and try it out.
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Posted 7/3/2019 9:51 AM (#769593 - in reply to #769587)
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Boveda Butler is a POS. You can't calibrate it, and Boveda won't stand behind their product even when the humidity reading is off by 7%. If it was FREE it would still not be a good deal!

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Posted 7/3/2019 10:13 AM (#769595 - in reply to #769593)
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Brlesq - 7/3/2019 10:51 AM

Boveda Butler is a POS. You can't calibrate it, and Boveda won't stand behind their product even when the humidity reading is off by 7%. If it was FREE it would still not be a good deal!


Well.. CRAP. I guess I was hoping it was good. didnt look up the reviews.... well. I guess the calibration kit is good for me and a cigar... better be good.
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Posted 7/3/2019 10:17 AM (#769596 - in reply to #769587)
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I guess I should have checked out the reviews, so far lots of people not able to calibrate.... I use bovedas in my reach in humidors and trust them(well to humidify). But crap. Sorry.

I have seen a few guys says it takes longer to calibrate.... well maybe it will work?

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Posted 7/3/2019 10:44 AM (#769600 - in reply to #769596)
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arrow34 - 7/3/2019 11:17 AM

I guess I should have checked out the reviews, so far lots of people not able to calibrate.... I use bovedas in my reach in humidors and trust them(well to humidify). But crap. Sorry.

I have seen a few guys says it takes longer to calibrate.... well maybe it will work?


I REPEAT . . . you cannot calibrate the Butler. Its false advertising. They include a calibration kit (which is a 75% Boveda in a ziplock bag), and you stick the Butler in it for 24+ hours and your phone says "finished", but if the BUTLER is reading 82% after 2 days inside the 75% "calibration kit", there is no way to actually calibrate the Butler to bring it to down to 75%. I guess you can just subtract 7% every time from the reading, but it kind of defeats the whole purpose and certainly any "wow" factor.

I bought 2 units at the same time. One is off by 1% (acceptable) and the other is off by 7% (unacceptable). Looking at the readings from multiple units on the same screen on my phone and figuring out which one I have to subtract 7 from every time is a pain in the ass.
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Posted 7/3/2019 11:13 AM (#769601 - in reply to #769600)
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Bummer. I put a disclaimer on my original post.

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Posted 7/20/2019 12:04 PM (#770159 - in reply to #769587)
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ok, I have been using mine for the last few weeks and so far it calibrated just fine and has been reporting the "correct humidity(within +-1)" and it also tracks the humidity over time in the app. So far it is performing way better than expected. I also calibrated my other electronic bt sensors and they are also how I evaluate the boveda sensor. Holding steady at 66%

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