I used to have one of those supercheap ultrasonic tape measures. Might as well have been a random number generator it was so inaccurate, and forget about using it outside. Turns out I should have picked up one of these Leica Disto D8 laser distance meters. It can measure distances from 5cm up to 200 metres with an accuracy of 1 mm. It doesn’t just measure though it can actually do the maths for you.
Measure the width, depth and height of a room and it will calculate the volume. Hold the unit at an angle and measure the distance to the top of a building and using the inbuilt tilt-meter it can tell you how far away the building is and its height.
For long distance work when you can’t see the laser spot, it has Pointfinder, a built-in camera with a 4x optical zoom. This helps you aim the laser spot using the 2.4″ screen. And there’s Bluetooth so you can transfer your precious digits wirelessly. Not cheap though, �599
The most versatile laser distance meter in the world! Equipped with a digital Pointfinder, high-resolution 2.4″ colour display, 360� tilt sensor and Bluetooth� technology, the Leica DISTO D8 is a real world first and offers completely new measuring options.
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