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The compact Digi-Pas digital torpedo level takes the guesswork out of hanging pictures, putting up shelves, installing towel bars, and other household tasks. You might be using it for everyday household tasks, but inside is the same advanced technology found in levels used by companies from NASA to BMW and Boeing. Place Digi-Pas against any surface and adjust the level until you hear a little beep. That tells you it’s at true zero. From there you can align things horizontally or vertically and measure the angle of any slope. This level is even slightly magnetic, so it can stick to certain surfaces. The results are shown as actual numbers on a bright LED display. With no floating air bubble to line up, you’ll save time and frustration, even in low light. And this torpedo level has real heft, so it feels as professional as it looks. The outside is tough, impact-resistant rubber that makes the level waterproof, dust-proof, and even freeze-proof. It’s a tool that helps make your DIY projects foolproof.

Digi-Pas

Waterproof Torpedo Digital Level

Hang Straight

The compact Digi-Pas digital torpedo level takes the guesswork out of hanging pictures, putting up shelves, installing towel bars, and other household tasks. You might be using it for everyday household tasks, but inside is the same advanced technology found in levels used by companies from NASA to BMW and Boeing. Place Digi-Pas against any surface and adjust the level until you hear a little beep. That tells you it’s at true zero. From there you can align things horizontally or vertically and measure the angle of any slope. This level is even slightly magnetic, so it can stick to certain surfaces. The results are shown as actual numbers on a bright LED display. With no floating air bubble to line up, you’ll save time and frustration, even in low light. And this torpedo level has real heft, so it feels as professional as it looks. The outside is tough, impact-resistant rubber that makes the level waterproof, dust-proof, and even freeze-proof. It’s a tool that helps make your DIY projects foolproof.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Ming
    Ming

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Digi-Pas to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/10/2016 1:48 PM

    What made you want to bring this technology used by NASA and Boeing into the consumer home?

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/10/2016 1:50 PM

    This technology has been around for many years now. The hardware market tends to be more old school and traditional. We are looking to introduce technology based disruptive products into this market. Bubble levels have remained unchanged for decades.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/10/2016 1:50 PM

    Was developing a business around Digi-Pas an ‘aha’ moment or more of a gradual process?

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/10/2016 1:50 PM

    It was a systematic desire to revolutionize the traditional hardware marketplace with products that are exciting and utilize more technology that is widely available. We believe that people are ready to afford a better quality products that will allow higher accuracy and greater efficiency.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/10/2016 1:51 PM

    Why should everyone with a level make the switch to Digi-Pas?

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/10/2016 1:51 PM

    Our product would make any leveling process faster and more accurate with no argument over whether the bubble is centered or not. We hear this a lot between husbands and wives. “Honey, the picture is not level!”

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/10/2016 1:51 PM

    What does it mean to you to be launching on The Grommet and what do you expect the feedback from the community to be like?

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/10/2016 1:52 PM

    We are extremely excited to be launching with The Grommet as your community has

    tech-savvy DIY users who are the early adopters of our products.

  • Michael
    Michael
    1/11/2016 11:15 AM

    What is the accuracy of the level, in degrees plus or minus....

    thanks

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:42 AM

    @Michael

    The accuracy ± 0.05° at 0° & 90° and ± 0.2° at 1° ~ 89°

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:54 AM

    Also you can select different measurement language. Digital display of angle in °(Degree), %(slope), mm/M or In/Ft

  • Bill
    Bill
    1/11/2016 12:05 PM

    @Ming

  • Andrew
    Andrew
    1/11/2016 11:20 AM

    If the product had extendable ends to allow for leveling a larger object, it would be a worthwhile investment. I find even around my 1600 sqft home, 3 to 4 foot levels are used more often than simple short levels.

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:53 AM

    @Andrew - Currently in the market place, the longest digital level that you would find is 24" standard construction level. Longer levels are extension versions and non digital in nature. The problem with extension type levels is that it compromises on the accuracy. Accuracy is very sensitive to the surface flatness of both the bottom of the level as well as the surface it is trying to measure. With extension type levels, the connection part of the level greatly affects the surface flatness and hence measurements are likely to be inaccurate. Furthermore, 3-4ft levels are not highly portable. A workaround would be to take a regular 24" bubble level that you would already have and place this torpedo level on the top surface of the level to convert it into a digital level. The DWL280PRO has 0.01 degree accuracy. By using this on a standard level, you will still be able to easily achieve a 0.5 degree accuracy which is typically more than accurate for home improvement projects.

  • Tom
    Tom
    1/11/2016 12:03 PM

    @Ming- I agree that the length of this device is problematic, and while the use of a standard level to bridge gaps or deal with longer surfaces, this would be clumsy and would involve two toos where one should suffice. For example, I recently had to install a new toilet, and while absolute level is not required for such a project, the appliance does not work as intended if too far out of plumb and level. Leveling in this project required spanning a longer gap than the Digi-Pas could handle. Comments?

  • Bill
    Bill
    1/11/2016 12:08 PM

    @Tom @MING The longer length makes perfect sense. the shortness of the device adds to the issue of accuracy and if I have to use a long level to add this one to it... well, give me a break... that ain't gonna happen. LOL. make it longer if you want to attract the right market.

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 12:31 PM

    @Bill

    Most people already have a standard 24" bubble level at home. The workaround is to merely to increase the accuracy obtainable using existing tools not to purchase 2 new tools. By increasing the accuracy at source, you can get better levelling results when you extrapolate over a longer length. As for levels longer than 24", the clumsiness and inaccuracy of such a tool hinders its introduction in the consumer marketplace.

    We have digital levels that engineers use to level 2 story tall and 40 ft long machines; size of a small house. However, the cost of such levels is prohibitive for the average consumer based projects. Engineers solve levelling problems over long distance through the use of higher accuracy levelling devices and multiple measurement points to extrapolate the data. In fact such levels used are not longer 12 inches.

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 12:37 PM

    @Ming

    Tom, for your application, there is 2 ways to deal with it.

    1) use a longer level (probably a 24" level, the length of the toilet) which has an average accuracy of 0.1 degree at level and plumb.

    Or

    2) use the DWL280PRO which is shorter but has high accuracy of 0.05 degree at level and plumb. Over a short length of 24-30 inches, as long as your floor is not terribly uneven, you will achieve similar levelling result with your toilet.

  • Megan
    Megan
    1/11/2016 10:09 PM

    It says waterproof. Can you elaborate on that? Can it be submerged? If so up to what depth?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 11:04 AM

    Hi Megan, you should have no trouble getting liquid on it or dropping it in water. It is certified to handle harsh terrains. I wouldn't recommend submerging it though.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Digi-Pas

Waterproof Torpedo Digital Level

Hang Straight

The compact Digi-Pas digital torpedo level takes the guesswork out of hanging pictures, putting up shelves, installing towel bars, and other household tasks. You might be using it for everyday household tasks, but inside is the same advanced technology found in levels used by companies from NASA to BMW and Boeing.

Place Digi-Pas against any surface and adjust the level until you hear a little beep. That tells you it’s at true zero. From there you can align things horizontally or vertically and measure the angle of
any slope. This level is even slightly magnetic, so it can stick to certain surfaces.

The results are shown as actual numbers on a bright LED display. With no floating air bubble to line up, you’ll save time and frustration, even in low light.

And this torpedo level has real heft, so it feels as professional as it looks. The outside is tough, impact-resistant rubber that makes the level waterproof, dust-proof, and even freeze-proof. It’s a tool that helps make your DIY projects foolproof.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Ming
    Ming

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Digi-Pas to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/10/2016 1:48 PM

    What made you want to bring this technology used by NASA and Boeing into the consumer home?

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/10/2016 1:50 PM

    This technology has been around for many years now. The hardware market tends to be more old school and traditional. We are looking to introduce technology based disruptive products into this market. Bubble levels have remained unchanged for decades.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/10/2016 1:50 PM

    Was developing a business around Digi-Pas an ‘aha’ moment or more of a gradual process?

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/10/2016 1:50 PM

    It was a systematic desire to revolutionize the traditional hardware marketplace with products that are exciting and utilize more technology that is widely available. We believe that people are ready to afford a better quality products that will allow higher accuracy and greater efficiency.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/10/2016 1:51 PM

    Why should everyone with a level make the switch to Digi-Pas?

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/10/2016 1:51 PM

    Our product would make any leveling process faster and more accurate with no argument over whether the bubble is centered or not. We hear this a lot between husbands and wives. “Honey, the picture is not level!”

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/10/2016 1:51 PM

    What does it mean to you to be launching on The Grommet and what do you expect the feedback from the community to be like?

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/10/2016 1:52 PM

    We are extremely excited to be launching with The Grommet as your community has

    tech-savvy DIY users who are the early adopters of our products.

  • Michael
    Michael
    1/11/2016 11:15 AM

    What is the accuracy of the level, in degrees plus or minus....

    thanks

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:42 AM

    @Michael

    The accuracy ± 0.05° at 0° & 90° and ± 0.2° at 1° ~ 89°

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:54 AM

    Also you can select different measurement language. Digital display of angle in °(Degree), %(slope), mm/M or In/Ft

  • Bill
    Bill
    1/11/2016 12:05 PM

    @Ming

  • Andrew
    Andrew
    1/11/2016 11:20 AM

    If the product had extendable ends to allow for leveling a larger object, it would be a worthwhile investment. I find even around my 1600 sqft home, 3 to 4 foot levels are used more often than simple short levels.

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:53 AM

    @Andrew - Currently in the market place, the longest digital level that you would find is 24" standard construction level. Longer levels are extension versions and non digital in nature. The problem with extension type levels is that it compromises on the accuracy. Accuracy is very sensitive to the surface flatness of both the bottom of the level as well as the surface it is trying to measure. With extension type levels, the connection part of the level greatly affects the surface flatness and hence measurements are likely to be inaccurate. Furthermore, 3-4ft levels are not highly portable. A workaround would be to take a regular 24" bubble level that you would already have and place this torpedo level on the top surface of the level to convert it into a digital level. The DWL280PRO has 0.01 degree accuracy. By using this on a standard level, you will still be able to easily achieve a 0.5 degree accuracy which is typically more than accurate for home improvement projects.

  • Tom
    Tom
    1/11/2016 12:03 PM

    @Ming- I agree that the length of this device is problematic, and while the use of a standard level to bridge gaps or deal with longer surfaces, this would be clumsy and would involve two toos where one should suffice. For example, I recently had to install a new toilet, and while absolute level is not required for such a project, the appliance does not work as intended if too far out of plumb and level. Leveling in this project required spanning a longer gap than the Digi-Pas could handle. Comments?

  • Bill
    Bill
    1/11/2016 12:08 PM

    @Tom @MING The longer length makes perfect sense. the shortness of the device adds to the issue of accuracy and if I have to use a long level to add this one to it... well, give me a break... that ain't gonna happen. LOL. make it longer if you want to attract the right market.

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 12:31 PM

    @Bill

    Most people already have a standard 24" bubble level at home. The workaround is to merely to increase the accuracy obtainable using existing tools not to purchase 2 new tools. By increasing the accuracy at source, you can get better levelling results when you extrapolate over a longer length. As for levels longer than 24", the clumsiness and inaccuracy of such a tool hinders its introduction in the consumer marketplace.

    We have digital levels that engineers use to level 2 story tall and 40 ft long machines; size of a small house. However, the cost of such levels is prohibitive for the average consumer based projects. Engineers solve levelling problems over long distance through the use of higher accuracy levelling devices and multiple measurement points to extrapolate the data. In fact such levels used are not longer 12 inches.

  • Ming
    Ming – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 12:37 PM

    @Ming

    Tom, for your application, there is 2 ways to deal with it.

    1) use a longer level (probably a 24" level, the length of the toilet) which has an average accuracy of 0.1 degree at level and plumb.

    Or

    2) use the DWL280PRO which is shorter but has high accuracy of 0.05 degree at level and plumb. Over a short length of 24-30 inches, as long as your floor is not terribly uneven, you will achieve similar levelling result with your toilet.

  • Megan
    Megan
    1/11/2016 10:09 PM

    It says waterproof. Can you elaborate on that? Can it be submerged? If so up to what depth?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 11:04 AM

    Hi Megan, you should have no trouble getting liquid on it or dropping it in water. It is certified to handle harsh terrains. I wouldn't recommend submerging it though.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.