Things THEY should invent

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    My eyes are bad and I have a lot of trouble reading a measuring tape. I've looked everywhere for a digital read out tape measurer.

    Black&Decker, Stanley, If you read this please invent a tape measurer with a digital read out so the vision impared can get more accurate measurements.

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    If anyone else has a suggestion of a tool they would like to see invented/developed, post them here.
     
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    LOL they sure did. well, if they can make a talking one the should be able to make one with a digital read out.
     
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    Edit:

    It didn't get very good feedback. But I don't really care about the voice recorder and it really doesn't look much bigger than the tape I have now. Oh well, I've spent $20.00 on much worse.
     
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    The digital measure is a great idea, but what about when you decide to "burn" and inch?

    Most of the time I don't measure right to the end of the tape, I pull it out well past where I'm measuring. I suppose new tool requires some new techniques to use it to its best advantage.
     
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    Uh-oh.. talking about burning an inch, Getting into accuracy..
    Digital tape measures are NOT known for absolute accuracy.
    They may be fine for rough framing, but I would NEVER use one in my cabinet shop!
     
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    Yah, I just keep my reading glasses handy. Truth be known, the only reason I would buy a digital measuring tape would be for estimates.
     
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    If the digital one comes out, I'm buying it for my father for sure, he's got really bad sight and keeps a magnifying glass with him!
     

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