That’s right, this thing can measure maximum distances of up to 262 feet, effectively doubling the range of most similar devices in the market. It does that by shooting a laser from both the left and right ends of the device, all while taking three measurements at a time: distance from the left, distance from the right, and the combined distance from both.
While the Magpie VH-80 measures distance bilaterally as a default, it also comes with a single laser setting, in case you don’t find the need for dual measurements all that necessary. Auto-calculating functions for both area and volume, too, allow you to take those measurements with a few twists of the wrist, while built-in storage allows you to keep a record of up to nine measurements at a time. Of course, it comes with a companion app that you can use to store even more measurements, all while including a facility controlling the device.
Features include an accuracy of 3mm (give or take), a tripod-mountable design, and the ability to measure in five units (millimiters, centimeters, meters, feet, and inches). It powers using two AAA batteries.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Magpie VH-80. You can reserve a unit for pledges starting at $119.
According to coolthings