You’re not going to build a house with the Measure ‘N Mark tape measure and ballpoint pen combo from General Tools, but that’s not the point of the tool. You’d carry one for the same reason you carry a Leatherman — so you have something available when you need it, even if it isn’t the best tool for the job.
General Tools likens the Measure ‘N Mark to a lollipop, where the 36″ tape measure is the candy and the black-ink pen is the stick. The multi-tool measures 1-1/2″ wide by 5″ tall so it’ll easily clip to your shirt pocket without being too obtrusive. For the metric-savvy, the tape reads in both inches and centimeters.
While $5 might be a reasonable price, General Tool’s $8 flat-rate shipping makes it one expensive gimmick. So you need to either order more stuff or look for it next time you hit the Big Box.
Measure ‘N Mark [General]