I've always wanted a laser measuring tape for the house, but I didn't realize just how useful they could be.
Recently I picked up the Leica DISTO E7100i
I've used it for a number of projects:
- Measuring the dimensions of my son and daughter's room so we could make an at scale drawing to layout furniture
- Measuring window dimensions for some Lutron Serena automated shades
It's crazy accurate - much better than me with a measuring tape.
You can send measurements to your phone
Here is an at scale measurement of a door in our house
This is a super handy gadget to keep in your house.