This aluminum multi ruler is a sleek, convenient, and portable tool! When fully extended, the ruler measures 30 cm (11.8 inches) long. However, when it's not in use it easily folds in half, thus becoming compact and easy to stow in a pencil case. The two halves snap right together when extended, making it easy to smoothly draw longer lines. The durable aluminum material also makes it perfect for use with a craft knife. Laser-engraved millimeter marks, plus 0.5 mm marks for the first 5 centimeters, are clear to read and won't fade over time. One side of the ruler has the "zero" measurement starting at the very edge of the ruler, so you can just hold the edge of the ruler to the edge of what you are measuring. This is convenient for measuring heights and depths, where an extra gap between the "zero" mark and the actual end of the ruler may get in the way. This multi-functional ruler also serves as a protractor—the central rotator has tick marks at every 15°.
This ruler is ten times cuter than the pictures let it seem! It is about 2
centimeters wide when unfolded, which gives it a really sleek and cute profile.
The graduations are crisp, and the other side with the zero directly against the
edge is GENIUS, no other ruler I can find does this.
The protractor at the hinge is pretty handy. It's not really meant as a
measurement tool (error would be almost 10 degrees on any reading), but it helps
you draw and eyeball 15deg increment angles in a snap! You'll need good eyeballs
and lighting however because the brown angle graduations lack a little contrast.
Minus 0.1 out of 5 for such a tiny oversight.
I only wish the hinge would click at every 15 degree increment, which would also
mean click into place once fully folded out. I'll only take off 0.2 because of
that, though, because this is not really a defect of this product. The
protractor already works really well and the hinge feels rock solid.
In summary, this stylish little buddy will fulfill your every need for a ruler.
Good for working with common angles, for drawing lines, for measuring at edges,
and for feeling like a ninja when you swing it open! Overall rating 4.7/5,
gladly rounded up!