The R-Com Pro 20 is about as good as it gets where tabletop incubators are concerned (except for maybe the Pro USB!) There are many things we like about this unit- the turning functionality, the water reserve system, and the capacity are all great features. The amount of control and precision you are able to get out of this machine is really quite incredible.
First, let’s talk about the control panel. This panel allows you to digitally control all functions of the incubator, including temperature, egg turning intervals, and humidity. You can even set it to your specific bird type to enable recommended settings of the incubator for that breed. It even includes a “D-Day” countdown to hatch! If there is a power failure, instead of reverting to default, it will save and restore your last incubation settings.
The function of the incubator is just as nice as the controls. The sliding system for egg turning is very smooth. The integrated humidity control system is fantastic. With most other brands this requires a separate device and hoses, etc. Here, it is all built-in and ready to go. The temperature is rock-solid and has 3 internal fans regulating it. The large viewing window gives you great visibility of your eggs. Overall, it is a sleek, easy to use device that provides great precision and control over incubation.
That all being said, the major downside of this is the price tag. At over $600 bucks, you will most likely only find value in this investment if you are incubating very valuable or rare species. Many other less expensive incubators will do the trick at a fraction of the cost for most basic incubation needs. However, if you are incubating high dollar eggs, or very difficult to incubate eggs, then this is certainly worth the investment for the return you will get. This incubator is also very durable, so you can feel confident that it will last through many incubation seasons and cycles, making the price tag a little less painful as well. Many would rather buy an incubator that they know will last and have that security than have to buy a new one every 1-3 years, and not know when it will decide to stop working, or what the repercussions of incubator failure could be.