From toy to tool, we can be a bit erratic, but they’re still gizmos and that’s what we’re all about. Actually, to a do-it-yourselfer or a carpenter, this tool is quite a nice little toy! It quickly measures distances and even areas and volumes, by using ultrasonic waves. Just point and click. The exact measurement appears instantly in the display. Quickly and accurately measures distances up to 50 feet. Laser pointer locates the exact spot from which you want to measure.
- Large, easy-to-read digital screen
- Calculates total area and volume
- “Set” feature allows you to choose measurements from the top or bottom of unit
- Audio signal to indicate when measurement is complete
- Low battery indicator.
- Automatic shutoff preserves battery life.
- Convenient holster attaches to belt or waistband.
- Uses one 9-volt battery (not included).
Update: One of our fine readers pointed out that this no longer exists. Here’s one from Zircon ($39) that not only uses sonic waves to measure distances, but also includes a laser targeting system. You can also find many more distance measures (laser and ultrasonic) at Amazon‘s Home Improvement store.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)