New App Turns Smartphone Into Laser Measurer

New App Turns Smartphone Into Laser Measurer
Chris   November 01, 2011  
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Phaser Tape Proto ScreenEvery day it seems some new app comes out that makes smartphones even smarter. They are used to solve many problems people come across throughout the day, soon we will be able to add laser measuring to that list.

A new smartphone app is being developed by Andrew Leyden called Phaser Tape that uses a separate laser module to deliver surprisingly accurate measurements. The app works by using the lasers from the module and the phone's built in camera to determine the correct distance. The Phaser Tape offers a measuring distance of between 30 - 50 feet depending on camera resolution, with an accuracy of ± 1/4-inch or better. The great thing about using a smartphone for measuring, is the ability of the app to do so much more than a regular laser distance measurer can do, such has almost unlimited measurement memory, advanced calculations, the ability to instantly email measurements and photos, and more.

The Phaser Tape is still in development and for $35 you can help to get the project rolling and be one of the first to get the Phaser Tape when it is completed. The donation includes the Phaser Tape laser module and App. Works with iPhone or Andriod phones.

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