Electronic Dart Scorer Review

Arachnid Touch Pad Dart Scorer

Features:

  • Electronic touch pad dart scorer automatically calculates scores for up to 8 players
  • Works with traditional bristle boards; 4-slot LED shows game scores and cricket results
  • Scores for up to 24 game types, including Count Up, Hi-Score, All Fives, and more
  • Offers 5 cricket games, voice prompts for next player, player rankings, and handicapping
  • Runs on AC power or 4 AA batteries; measures 18 x 8 x 1.25 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty

Performance

The touch pad dart scorer performs just like you would expect.  It makes playing darts after a long night and too many drinks both possible and enjoyable.  Taking the math out of a late night game of 301 is almost magical. The simplicity of the touch pad when it comes to scoring is natural and easy for anyone to use.   The bounce out amend will be your best friend to quickly correct any scoring mistakes.

Design

The overall design is very functional. Having over 24 games to choose each with multiple options like double in/out, triple in/out, etc. you will be constantly finding new ways to play.  When you score a dart on the touch pad the unit announced “single”, “double”, “Triple” or “Bulls eye” depending on where you touch the corresponding dart location.  While the voice feedback is nice it would be much better if the unit announced the number you hit in addition to verify accurate scoring.  The only other problem I have is with the Led lights that signify if the number is closed out in a game of cricket for example.  When you have one 20 the light turns green two it turns orange three it turns red and finally blinks red when everyone has closed the section out.  The issue with the led is that the orange and red colors are so similar it can create confusion at times.  I took a few pictures to try and convey the color similarity.

Durability

I purchased this unit over 10 years ago and it is still going strong. The touch pad is not overly sensitive and with all those years of use you can see it still looks almost new. I wouldn’t be surprised if the scorer lasted another 10 years.

Value

This dart board scorer has incredible value. I always loved the feel and performance of the bristle dart boards but enjoyed the scoring ease of the electronic boards and this unit marries the two perfectly. The Arachnid Touch Pad Dart Scorer is a must have accessory for anyone who loves to throw darts.