Forget the sanding, the painting, and all the construction; the worst part of a renovation is having to use a tape measure to size up a room. But if you're willing to cough up $560, there's now a much better way that almost sounds like magic. It's a smartphone accessory called the Spike that uses lasers, GPS, and… »
Measuring a shark. You could do it by catching one and holding up a tape measure from its fin to its head. Or you could use a camera and keep some distance between yourself and jaws. That's what Dr Mark Meekan and Gabriel Vianna are doing in the shark sanctuary at Palau: Using two cameras mounted in a rig, a diode… »
For a device with a 3" screen, the iPhone has a pretty impressive resume: Phone, map, camera, sketchbook, dedicated Doodle Jump playing machine. And for $1, the newly revamped Ruler 2 app makes it a pretty decent measuring thinger, too. »
This spoon, which looks like a prop from CSI, has built-in scales so you can scoop and check the amount all in one. Made of ABS plastic and stainless steel, it has an LCD screen, and an accuracy of 0.005 ounces. It also measures in metric or imperial and can keep track of added weights. Just make sure you use it for… »
This is the latest gadget that will soon be gracing my kitchen. Ditch the stackable measuring cups and spoons, this is truly the only device you need for measurement. Slide the knob and the cup part will adjust to your desired measurement. The bigger of the two can measure up to half of a cup and the smaller one can… »
There's a variety of sophisticated laser measuring devices that cost an arm and leg—this one we reported on not too long ago costs $450—or you can take a look at the Sticky Yard Digital Measuring System, a combination of software and hardware that makes it damn-fool easy at about a tenth of the price. »
Straight from the Leica product page, I think they describe their Bluetooth measuring device perfectly.