Smart watches, smart cups, smart cars – every inanimate object in our lives seems to be schooling up and getting outfitted with new tech and new designs in some form or fashion. For the most part, however, tape measurers have gone unchanged. Or, they had up until the announcement of the Bagel.
This amazingly named tape measurer comes equipped with a pull-out Dyneema string that’s tough enough to withstand 112 pounds of force along with an LCD screen. It works in three different modes – string, wheel, and remote mode. Using the string mode, you can measure straight lines, curved surfaces, and even around corners. No more guesstimating. If you end up encountering oddly shaped objects, you can use the wheel mode on the measurer to take down distances. For harder to reach points, the Bagel is outfitted with a remote laser measuring tool on the device – just set it on the ground, press the laser mode button, and you’ll get a distance read out on the body of the Bagel. For those who forget easily, the team behind this new product have made it so you can easily save your measurements, record voice memos, and send them to your smartphone app. Prices start at $50. [Purchase]