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Cordless screwdriver, ergonomic utility knife, 3D space scanner and Co. help you to optimize DIY projects at home.
All of us own a
standard equipment for repair works at home. Whether it’s a clogged drain,
another bookshelf for your newly furnished home office or your plan to
completely redecorate your living room – safe some energy with a helping hand,
in the form of handy tools and tech gadgets. Here is a roundup of products that
were honored with the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020 and with which you might feel
obliged to pimp your toolbox.
If you want to be more precise and efficient in tailoring curtains or other DIY projects, this digital tape measure is just perfect for you. Hakaruno is connected wirelessly to your smartphone on which you need to install a specialized app. All you need to do is to take a measurement and let the devices exchange data. There is no need to write down numbers or trying to decipher illegible notes anymore.
It is not only photographers who appreciate good lighting conditions. This work light was honored with the if gold award and impressed the iF jury with simplicity and handiness. The plastic frame is a smart one with a double function: It protects the lamp and can be used as a tripod in different positions, including hung from its integrated hook. Moreover, the lamp can be rotated in order to provide precise and direct lighting.
Maximum performance and endurance are what we are looking for when dealing with an impact driver. 4 TID 18 comes with a brushless EC-TEC motor as well as a diverse battery pack. In addition, the machine weighs just 700 grams and a belt clip allows you to carry around the machine without touching it. Design-wise, it is easy to hold in the hand thanks to the tangential hammer mechanism with no strength-sapping back torque.
This table was originally designed for welding and woodworking but since it is mobile on castors and can be turned with the spindle in any direction that you want to, it might be practical for use in any other context. The plasma-nitrided worktop withstands high loads (up to 500 kilogram), is scratch-resistant and thus provides a basis for solid works.
Design: SAQ Design Consulting Inc. (South Korea) / HoJin Song
Manufacturer: Archidraw (South Korea)
Do you want to design your own interior and prefer digital assistance? Archisketch takes over works of measuring, modeling and planning for you by using laser and augmented reality in order to create 3D floorplans. For example, you can calculate the distance between each corner. Just connect the Archisketch device to your smartphone.
We love that the designers of the Snap-off Knife SFRP 18A attach importance to inclusive design: It can be used equally well for right-handed and left-handed people because you can flip the blade. The polycarbonate housing and the extra thick metal core make this ergonomic knife particularly solid which is ideal when cutting medium-hard or even difficult to separate materials. Storage space for extra blade cartridges is also available in the rubberized housing.
The Bosch GO is well suited for screwing work in wood, metal and plastic and is easy to operate via the "Push & Go" operation mode. We like the handy design – it could almost disappear in your pocket. The cordless screwdriver features fine-tuned torque adjustment, an electronic brake stop and the most powerful second-generation Bosch motor. In addition, the device is compatible with all standard USB chargers.
Design and manufacturer: InventIndia Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (India)
Tape is one of the little things in our toolbox, but it's definitely a product that we would hardly like to do without. TapeClip claims to be the world's smallest tape dispenser. Where other dispensers are large and unwieldy because they need to hold the tape, TapeClip simply clips onto the tape, ensuring minimal weight and hassle.
If you plan to cut pipes or wood into small pieces, a reciprocating saw like Hilti SR 6-A22 is a good choice. This tool is battery-powered and stands out with easy guidance without having to constantly fight hand-arm vibrations. In fact, a key design consideration was to decouple touch points from the motor and housing. Additionally, the blade’s stroke length has also been reduced to 1-1/4”, which further enhances the feeling of smooth cutting through materials.