We are always looking for the best tools for the best price, and especially Xiaomi tools. Before I bought my first house I never used a tapeline, but since it planned to do most of the installation and reconstructions myself, I had to measure, checking and measure again. And in more than one situation using a traditional measuring tape is always easy. So, here comes a laser range finder and distance meter tool from Xiaomi: the Xiaomi Duka LS-P Distance Meter. It can measure distance, calculate angles and square meters (m2).
Features as can be found on Gearbest:
- Portable – Made of aluminum-magnesium alloy, comfortable to hold, easy to carry around.
- Versatile – It has up to 11 practical measurement functions to meet the needs of your life and work, such as area measurement, angle measurement, volume measurement, height measurement.
- High Accuracy – Multi-national imports components make the measurement accurate and reliable.
- High Quality – High-precision integrated molding process, rounded arch design, with polishing and sandblasting process, it is anti-sweat, anti-corrosion, and comfortable to grip.
- Long Battery Life – Built-in 200 mAh lithium battery, with USB fast charging function, it can measure 3,500 times after fully charged.
- Wide Application – It is easy and efficient to measure the living area, door and window height, sofa size, warehouse capacity, stair angle, etc.
- Shell material: aluminum alloy + ABS
- Appearance process: fine polishing + matte sandblasting
- Measurement range: ( max ) 40m / 131.23ft
- Ranging error: + / – 2mm
- Battery capacity: 200mA
- Charging mode: 5V ( max ) 0.2A
- Laser power: 620 – 670nm, less than 1mW
Product weight: 0.2800 kg
Package weight: 0.3000 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 8.60 x 2.20 x 1.00 cm / 3.39 x 0.87 x 0.39 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 9.60 x 3.20 x 1.50 cm / 3.78 x 1.26 x 0.59 inches
Does it fit your mailbox?
What’s in the box?
The box of the Xiaomi Duka LS-P Distance Meter contains the following:
- Distance Meter
- USB Cable
- Chinese / English Manual
The working of Duka LS-P is simple: the laser beam reflects to the target, and the time the laser beam takes to return is measured. This gives an accurate time that is translated in mm. It’s really impressive that it is so precise ( 1mm ) and fast (in 0.2 seconds). However every measurement gives only one distance, when you push the side button you can switch the mode to the one you need. The picture below shows what you can measure with the Xiaomi Duka LS-P Laser range finder.
The maximum range is 40 meters, long enough for everything inside the house. I used it for a couple of weeks and the battery is still good, but the fact that it can be charged by micro USB is very nice.
While testing the Distance Meter, I found that I’d rather had the display been a bit bigger. Because the screen is small, the on screen icons are as well. This means you need to stare a bit to check the settings.
However the Laser Range Finder Infrared Distance Meter from Xiaomi youpin has only two buttons, it has more functions 🙂
Main button on the front:
1,5 seconds: The devices goes automatically off, but when holding the measure button for 1.5 seconds it goes on/off.
0,5 seconds: Click short to start measuring, and again to give results.
3 seconds: Switch measure starting point when pushing 3 seconds.
Build Quality & Design
The build quality of the Xiaomi Duka LS-P Distance Meter is outstanding due to the aluminium magnesium alloy. On the package you can see the claim that it won the Red Dot Design and the German iF Design awards for its quality build in 2019. The sides are rounded that feels nice in the hand.
It feels really solid and can handle a drop, but the screen is a normal screen and not hardened glass, therefore it is possible to get some scratches on the screen.
A handy strap is included and can be fixed at the side bottom of this product.
Portability / Mobility
This product is so small that you can always take it with you. The fact that it can be charged with usb means you can charge it everywhere, in you car for instance.
Where to buy?
LS-P Laser Distance Meter from Xiaomi youpin
Product Name: LS-P Laser Distance Meter
Product Description: The LS-P Laser Distance Meter is an infrared laser distance meter and range finder from the brand Xiaomi Youpin. It is highly accurate, has different modes to measure distances and calculate angles and is portable. Another great feature is the long lasting battery life and it can be charged by USB.
Brand: Xiaomi youpin
Offer price: 24
The LS-P Laser Distance Meter is an infrared laser distance meter and range finder from the brand Xiaomi Youpin. It is highly accurate, has different modes to measure distances and calculate angles and is portable. Another great feature is the long lasting battery life and it can be charged by USB.
- Wide range of features.
- Non branded version can be found for less money.
- Very small icons on display.