Tape measures are one of the most necessary tools and the most dangerous. The speed at which the metal “tape” recoils back into the housing always manages to pinch a few fingers, if the sharp edge didn’t already get you. There’s a better way; it’s called hiring a contractor. But there’s also the Smart String Tape Measure, the tape measure that not only won’t kill you (probably) but can also measure rounded and irregular shaped objects. This tape measure uses a string and displays the measurement right on the screen.
You’re probably asking yourself, Where is that large automobile, and well, how did I get here? Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down. Letting the days go by, water flowing underground, into the blue again after the money’s gone. Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground. Same as it ever was. But you’re probably also saying couldn’t I just use a string and my existing measuring tape? You could- but you won’t.
The Smart String measures out to 3 decimal places and has a calculator for uhhm calculating things. You can store up to 3 measurements in memory and it comes with 50″ of string with a test strength of over 20 pounds. It can switch from inches to millimeters instantly. There’s also an integrated level and flashlight. Not bad for under $12, really. Same as it ever was.