Jul 4, 2014 8:04 AM
Our friend Christa is terrified of most tape measurers. Expanding the tape is no problem, but when it comes time to retract the tape and it rapidly shoots back into the metal container, she fears for her safety. Though we think this fear is silly, we're willing to humor her and help her out with this Folding Measuring Tape ($8). There's nothing scary about unraveling this device - if anything, it'd be kind of fun to pretend to play it like an accordion.