Everything is “smart” these days, so it was just a matter a time before someone put brains on the good ol’ measuring tape and called it the Bagel Smart Tape Measure ($70) – a clever all-in-one tool, capable of measuring everything.
The device offers 3 different modes: string (for measuring straight lines, curves & around corners), wheel (for irregular lines), and remote (for objects that are far away, using an ultrasonic sensor). An easy to read digital display lets you see the measurements you take (in feet or meters), while a built-in memory can save up to 100 lengths. You can also voice record details directly on the Bagel, or send them via Bluetooth to your smartphone. The tool also packs a USB rechargeable, lithium polymer battery that lasts up to 24 hours and averages 8 hours with constant use.