Smart String Tape Measure

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smart stringEveryone knows the adage “measure twice, cut once” when it comes to construction/home renovations/clothing alterations/etc and it’s absolutely vital since even with the sharpest of eyes, those notches on a measuring tape can seem to run together.  Wouldn’t it be great to have an instant readout instead of going blind figuring out if the measurement is 8 or 9 sixteenths of an inch?  Smart String does just that, as well as having a few additional handy features.

Rather than a rigid aluminum tape, Smart String uses, aptly, a string for taking measurements so that even round or curved shapes could be accurately measured.  The length of string reads out automatically on the LCD display screen, up to 3 decimal points.  There is a button to instantly switch measurements from US standard to metric and a button to save the measurement (up to 3 at a time) and switch to the calculator with access to those saved measurements.  And because there weren’t enough cool features with just that, there are also a built-in level and flashlight.  The string has a maximum length of just 50 inches, so it’s better used on smaller-scale projects.

Smart String Tape Measure is available through ThinkGeek for $11.99

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  2. Another school of thought where the guiding principle is “Cut once and get a hammer to bang it in place” 🙂

    Of course, the caveat is to not cut anything too short…so maybe measuring twice (well, at least once) IS a better approach.

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