Pocket Smart String review (video)



With Pocket Smart String, pulling out the string measures exact length and is displayed on the device’s LCD screen

The new Pocket Smart String is not your mother’s tape measure.  It measures in a different way.

You simply pull a string out from the pocket calculator-sized device, laying it alongside or winding it around whatever they want to measure. The exact length is digitally displayed on the device’s LCD screen, and can then be stored in its memory for calculating things such as area or volume.

The 50-inch (127-cm) -long string itself is reportedly non-stretchable, and has a 20-pound (9-kg) breaking strength. A 12-foot (3.66-meter) heavy-duty model is in the works.

The keypad includes three memory buttons, allowing you to save height, length and width measurements. You can then use the device’s standard calculator function to figure out square or cubic footage, using those stored values.

Measurements can be made in imperial or metric.

A bubble level is also built into the device, as is an LED light.

Although tape measures with digital readouts are by no means new, Smart String’s highly-flexible, windable string is an interesting innovation.

Pocket Smart String is available from various retailers. It’s presently selling at ThinkGeek for around $12.


Check out the video demo…..