Top positive review
Don't get surprised at baggage checkin
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
With some of the larger pieces of luggage these days, it is very easy to pack them in excess of the 50 lbs allowance for most airlines. I didn't want to get to baggage checkin and then have to move stuff around to get the weight under the limit, so I got this scale. It works great and is accurate. You can check your bag as you pack so you know how much more weight you can add until you are at the limit.
Large, backlit, easy to read display.
Multiple units (I use lbs, but kg is also available).
Takes 2, easily obtainable, AAA batteries.
The shape allows you to lift with two hands if you need to.
It is very difficult to get the scale to lock in on a weight. The bag has to be perfectly still. I'm sorry but when you're hefting 50 lbs with one hand, there's going to be some jiggling. I only got the scale to lock in once when I used it. All other times, the weight was changing. HOWEVER, you can clearly see the weight in that large, readable display, and the weight is only shifting by .1-.2 lbs so you can get a good read on what your bag is weighing.
It takes two batteries, and the batteries are in separate compartments. I'm sorry, but I think this is dumb. You should just have to remove one battery door to place the batteries in it.
The "ON" button seems easy to accidentally activate. The on button is on top of the unit. It's just a push-button arrangement and the button extends above the upper surface. It seems like if this thing is jammed in your luggage, it would be easy to have something accidentally turn it on. This never happened to me, but just be aware. What I did to pack it was take out one of the batteries and turn it around.
The only reason I gave it four stars, instead of five, was because of the weight reading not locking in. But as I said above, this was easy to work around. In summary, this is a good, inexpensive scale and I would get it again.