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    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…..


    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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