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Stabila Dark Shadow – a Limited Edition 16″ Digital Level

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Stabila is launching DARK SHADOW, a new digital level.

According to Stabila’s announcement post, Dark Shadow is a compact limited edition level with “exceptional style at an attractive price.”

In a post, with a couple of black heart emojis, Stabila says that the new level has “a classy appearance in an anthracite matte coating.”

The level can measure inclines and slopes and its two digital displays (one on the face, one on top) can be illuminated for easier reading in low light conditions.

It also has “acoustic guidance” so you can get things level without keeping your eyes on the display.

The level is dustproof and waterproof, with an IP65 rating.

Stabila says that Dark Shadow is an indispensable tool that “will take your work to the next level.”

Stabila Dark Shadow is 16″ long and is made in Germany.

USA pricing and availability details are not yet known.


A similar Stabila Tech 196 model 16″ digital level is currently available at Amazon. It’s also available in a 14″ size on Amazon.

From what I can tell, the only difference is that Dark Shadow has a different color – dark grey instead of Stabila’s iconic yellow.

I’m having a difficult time finding the Tech 196 available via authorized dealers in any color scheme, which leads me to doubt whether the Dark Shadow model will come to the USA.

I found the marketing to be a little cheesy, but nicely done. Maybe the Hart team should take notes.