There comes a time where after seeing so many advances within technology, that it tends to stop impressing us consumers. For example, you can unlock your vehicle using your phone… sure didn’t see that one coming. It’s difficult to make sure the next product will measure up to the last and then some. The last thing that truly got me excited when it came out was the Microsoft Hololens. It’s functions just seem to be truly magical. Ever since then there has been some time that has passed without any astonishing releases, until I saw this intriguing measuring tool titled iPin Spatial Ruler.
This petite measuring tool is beyond amazing and isn’t your typical hardware appliance, especially considering its size. Compatible with your iPhone 7 or Android Samsung Galaxy S8, iPin will make your calculations for home renovations easy as 1-2-3. How it works is it projects lasers at objects within the space you are reviewing. Using the speed of light, iPin then determines distances and measurements so you don’t have to and at a decent price I might add.
Something I wish was for sale at Lowes, Home Depot, or Amazon this tool can save a lot of time and frustration. All you do is plug the iPin into your smartphones headphone jack and it’s ready to go. There is a partnering iPin app that does most of the dirty work by translating the data from the laser into realtime measurements. Never again will you need to use measuring tapes or meters, just pop up the iPin app like a pro and you’ll be ready to measure anything. I wonder if this works outdoors too!
Designers: Sean Yen & Wenwei Lin