We’ve just started planning for a small kitchen update. We’re replacing the countertop, replacing the flooring, and modifying a cabinet to replace the existing cooktop and wall oven with a slide-in range. We’ve been taking lots of measurements, and it’s a pain to take a measurement and stop to write each down so we don’t forget. I need the eTape16 to simplify this work. The eTape16 digital tape measure turns on when you extend the metal tape. You can use it just like any other metal tape to measure the length from end to end of an area, or you can use it to measure an inside length (for example, the floor distance between two walls) with the length of its housing automatically included. The top of the housing has a digital display that shows measurements in:
- Feet, Inches, Fractions, to 1/16th of an inch (ex. 2′ 7 3/16″)
- Inches, Fractions, to 1/16th of an inch (ex. 31 3/16″)
- Decimal Inches, to 1/10th of an inch (ex. 31.1″)
- Decimal Feet, to 1/100th of a foot (ex. 2.59′)
- Centimeters, to 1/10 of a Centimeter (ex. 79.1 cm)
It has two memories to hold measurements, and it can calculate the midpoint of a length or even reset zero at a point and measure the remaining distance. All controls are on the front of the housing, and you can even take measurements and control the functions of the eTape16 with one hand. You can purchase a digital measuring tape directly from eTape16 for $29.95. It’s not available now, but the company is also working on a version of the eTape16 digital measuring tape with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity to further simplify those DIY projects.