Pros - Easy to use, great at maintaining consistent temps
Cons - Can't adjust temp or humidity at all, alarm beeps are annoying
I'm a bit miffed that there's no way whatsoever to change the temp or humidity level on this thing. When it says "fully automated", they mean it - no changing once this little thing gets going! But although I wish it was just a hair warmer my ducks have been developing perfectly fine within it. I'm rather impressed with its ability to keep the levels totally consistent through a week of schizophrenic weather, temps and barometric pressure here in Seattle. It was 90 and dry one day, 40 and raining the next! But the thermometer and hygrometer I have in there didn't budge one tiny bit.
Another thing I noticed with the Rcom Mini is the noise. The beeps to warn you about low water or an open hatch door I understand, but the hourly egg-turner lets out a shrill, ear-splitting alert that gets very annoying VERY quickly. Nothing like hearing a high-pitched BEEEEEEP at two in the morning! No way to turn that one off, either.
All in all though, I'm very happy I bought this. I had a disastrous hatch last year because my bator had yo-yo temps, and this one's been solid as a rock. For me, it was worth the price.
Pros - turns, multiple species settings, small, viewing window, easy to use, 100% hatch rate
Cons - only takes 3 eggs, expensive
I am very happy with my r-com! It was quite expensive and only takes 3 eggs but I have a 100% hatch rate. It has a nice big viewing window. It is very easy too use, and it does everything. Would be great in a class room or at home, I am planing on bringing it to my cousins house for them to hatch some chicks with.