It’s no surprise that even tape measures are getting tagged “smart.” This time, a new Kickstarter project by Bagel Labs is hoping you back this smart tape measure called Bagel. The measuring device offers three measure modes, saves your measurements, records voice memos, and syncs all these data with a companion mobile app.
You can use it in string mode to get measurements that you would with a regular analog tool. It can do this for up to 10 feet. It also comes with a strong Dyneema string so it can withstand up to 112lbs. Aside from that, wheel mode will let you roll it on its side to measure curved distances with one hand. Meanwhile, remote mode has a laser pointer to measure horizontal and vertical distances. To snag one of these Bagels, you can pledge US$59 to get the unit with an accompanying micro-USB cable. This gives roughly a 45 percent discount off its estimated suggested retail price.