Updated December 10, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Handheld Oscilloscopes

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Troubleshooting complicated electronics would be next to impossible without an oscilloscope, and the handheld models on our list allow you to take this important diagnostic tool wherever you need to go. We've included options for everyone from professional electricians and mechanics to amateurs tinkering around in the workshop, ranked here by their accuracy and special features. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best handheld oscilloscope on Amazon.

10. All-Sun EM125 Single Channel

9. Seeed Studio DSO Nano V3

8. Signstek UNI-T UT81B

7. SainSmart DS202 Note II Nano

6. All-Sun 3-In-1 EM115A

5. SainSmart Mini DSO203

4. Fluke 125B Industrial ScopeMeter

3. Siglent SHS806

2. Owon HDS1021M-N Series HDS

1. Hantek 60MHz 5-in-1 Portable

Editor's Notes

December 06, 2018:

There's a pretty direct relationship between cost and sample rate among these devices, though that doesn't always mean that the most expensive model is best. Both the Hantek and Siglent selections are prime examples of enough speed for most users, with a slew of great features and tested accuracy.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on December 10, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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