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Touch buttons don't work consistently
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2018
I ordered three of these scales (one for home, one for work desk, one for the shop). One of the three "wobbles" on it's little rubber feet, but it doesn't cause the "unstable" warning. However, it tended to weigh a tenth of a gram more than the other two scales. Set up is easy, the batteries are cheapos - as expected, the case protects the scale, but is not fully "closed" so keep the box, too. I weigh in grams, so I had to reset the default measuring type. Grams is the last option, but at least the scale does remember what it has been set for. I would return the scale if I had to reset it every time I turned it on. Why?...because that touch buttons is TERRIBLE on all three scales.
One scale turned on immediately with a gentle touch. The second required a centered PRESS. The third one wouldn't turn on at all, at first. After fiddling with it for a while, and being close to thinking it just didn't work, it turned on with a very forceful, centered press with the tip of my fingernail. This scale was the one that wobbles, and also shows a slightly higher weight on anything I test.
I was testing the scales on a wood top table that appears to be very level. The wobbling scale wobbles no matter where I place it on the table. However, I changed the positions of the scales to continue my test. The one that wobbles and shows a higher weight still wobbled but did NOT show a higher weight when I moved it's position. As I tested the scales, I found that the touch buttons worked very inconsistently. On all three scales, it takes very determined presses to change the weight type (from oz to gm, for example). Sometimes the scales turn on and off with a gentle tap, other times I have to press the button repeatedly to get them to turn on or off.
The platform is nice and large. Despite the instruction to make sure whatever is being weighed is centered on the platform, my test items weighed the same whether I placed them in the center or in any of the corners, which is a good thing because I weigh a lot of awkward shapes. Obviously, you have to try to balance an oddly shaped item (like a silver spoon) on the platform, but it's good to know that it doesn't have to be EXACTLY in the center as the instruction book implies.
For the price, these are just fine. I'm concerned about the touch buttons, though. The scales I've used before had push buttons, which seem to work more reliably and consistently.