- Wonderfully accurate
- Easy to use
- Sturdy and convenient
The battery drains, even when not in use. You may want to store the battery separately between trips.
Features: You have to pay most airline carriers in the States to check a bag these days, and the last thing you want is to pay an additional fee for an overweight bag. This handy gadget helps to ensure you don’t endure that battle at the airport.
Business travelers probably don’t need this scale (though they might). It shines, however, for families that vacation for a week or more at a time, not to mention anyone headed overseas. It’s not uncommon to find people shuffling items from one suitcase to another while passengers line behind them, just waiting to check in.
Though most airlines and routes have bag weight limits between 50 and 70 pounds, this hand-held scale can read up to 110 pounds. That’s 50 kilograms, and in case you’re wondering, this gadget offers readings in both pounds and kilos. It’s accurate to 0.1 pounds (0.05 kilos).
Unbelievably, it also has a thermometer, ostensibly to determine whether your delicate items are kept at the best possible temperature. To be honest, we don’t see much merit in this feature as you have little control once you hand your bag over at the counter. Still, this travel scale makes a terrific stocking stuffer for the avid traveler.
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Price: Not only does this product come at a totally reasonable price, but it will save you hundreds in extra baggage fees. Definitely a worthy investment.