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A website that replaces your ruler


Will wonders never cease? The Internet already simplifies life’s most arduous tasks (you know, shopping, paying bills, filing taxes), and now there’s a site that takes care of something else: measuring. Gadgets, that is. Sizeasy‘s tag line, "because size matters,"  complements the underlying foundation of this site – pocketability. After all, what good is a portable electronic if you can’t stick it in your pocket, purse, or bag and actually carry it around? And maybe it’s just me, but when I read a product’s dimensions, I don’t get a useful mental image. In fact, I’ve been known to go so far as to create 3D paper mockups to get an accurate feel of a device’s size.

But, no more! Thanks to Sizeasy, I will never have to use a ruler again (millimeters, centimeters, inches, who needs it?). The site allows you to type in the dimensions of just about anything (portable DVD player, iPod, Archos, ZVM, whatever) and then get a visual comparison of it against common items like a credit card, CD case, soda can, and even a 19-inch monitor (the depiction of which, by the way, is quite scary). This picture shows the Samsung YP-K5 digital audio player sandwiched between a pack of playing cards and a box of matches.

What will those wacky website developers think of next?


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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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