Since the demise of the Filofax, people tend not to carry rulers around with them anymore. Sad but true although even I might think it odd if someone pulled a 30cm or even 15cm ruler out of their bag or pocket and got measuring in public.
But there has been many a time where I’ve been
at the haberdashery out and wished I had a little ruler with me. Well my friends, not anymore! I’ve found a ruler in disguise as a pencil, metric and imperial for all you stealth measuring needs. And it’s a full 15cm long…unsharpened! It would take a centimetre to get there.
It can’t get any better…except it can! In spite of the cheapo looking box this would make a great gift for the James Bond wannabe (or baddie) in your life. It’s also perfect for “I got you a pressie, mum…o, you don’t like it…? That’s ok.”
According to the website it is
- Stylish metal-cased multi-tool
- Small and lightweight
- Matt black finish
- Flat-head and Philips head screwdrivers hidden in the end
- Measure in either inches or cm
- Black ball-point pen
- Luminous green spirit level
- Measures approx. 14cm x 1cm in diameter
It also has a touch screen stylus on the end and the pen ink is black not blue. It has a nice, comfortable weight in the hand when you write. My only concerns so far are:
- Can you get on an aeroplane with one without it being confiscated?
- I can’t tell if the rulers are etched or printed. Either way, how long would you be able to see the lines in an average handbag?
- It weighs 39g. For comparison the pencil is 8g, a frixion pen is 11g and a fancy rollerball is 28g.
- why is the spirit level so tiny!
But on the whole I love both these items….now I’m off to practice my stealth moves