Normal stud finders typically offer a variety of tones and icons to represent what they find behind the wall you slide them across. Some models being limited to just studs, while others extend past this to include things like pipes, electrical wires, and more. Sometimes it’s easy to determine what the stud finder is telling you while others can be a bit cryptic. Walabot takes it to a whole new level by providing a visual of what it sees behind the wall, helping to minimize any doubt you may have.
The Walabot DIY 2 stud finder itself doesn’t have a screen. It is a simple smartphone-sized device that you slide around as it probes the wall looking for things behind it. What makes it unique is that it connects to your Android or iOS device to display a visual translation of what it sees. As you slide it around the wall, an image will move into the screen to show you what is behind a specific spit as well as how large the stud so that you can quickly determine its center.
It supports wood studs, PVC pipes, wires, metal (ie, conduit/pipes), and even movement. The latter of which is something you normally never find in consumer-level stuff finders. This allows you to see if there is a mouse running around your walls. Something I’m sure no one is hoping to find.
What’s nice is that the company didn’t take the price up too much. Some of your better stud finders can get a little pricey by default. Climbing as high as $100 or more. Some can climb a lot higher than that. For example, BOSCH’s Wall and Floor Detection Scanner (D-TECT 120) features an MSRP of $299.
The MSRP of the Walabot DIY 2 is just $149.95, and frankly, does a lot more than the BOSCH model can accomplish. This is important that Walabot kept things reasonable since the build of the device is simple enough to keep these costs low and helps to make it affordable to the average consumer and professional alike.
At the moment, it can only be found directly from Walabot. We made sure to include a button below that will take you straight to it. It may spread to other retails in the near future.
We haven’t tested it out ourselves just yet, but if we do come across one, we will make sure to let you know what we find.
Update: It’s currently on sale for $119 (at the time of this article). If the discount doesn’t automatically show, you can use the promo code “walabot5”.