Who'dve thought that the real killer app for augmented reality would be measuring things? Arrim One, a little widget that plugs into your iPhone or Android, essentially turns your smartphone into a tape measure, angle finder, laser level, diameter-calculator and more; the tool can be used to measure not just straight lines, but angles, curves and circles. Take a look at what it can do:
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They're claiming an accuracy of +/- 1.5mm over a distance of 20 meters. Too good to be true? Perhaps, and the Arrim One isn't on store shelves. It was a recently-funded Kickstarter campaign that did gangbusters, garnering $273,639 on a $20,000 goal. They expect to begin shipping next month, and we're curious to see if the product can live up to the promises.