Balanzza digital airline luggage scale reviewed

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Prior to using the Balanzza digital luggage scale I had an awkward way of weighing my luggage before leaving on a trip. In order to meet airline weight limits (typically 50 pounds) I’d try to position my fat suitcase on the bathroom scale. This was an imperfect method because it was nearly impossible to read the weight without shifting the suitcase around on the scale which in turn produced inaccurate readings. When I found the Balanzza luggage scale I had to give it a try to see whether it was a better method than the old bathroom scale.

The Balanzza scale is simple to use. I consists of two pieces. The device (scale) itself and a luggage strap that you buckle around the handle of your suitcase.

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The scale can be set to measure in pounds or kilos. The weight limit is 100 lb or 44 Kg. Once you pick your luggage up, the device beeps to indicate that the weight has been read. The scale locks in and displays the highest weight measurement. This is a significantly easier method for weighing your luggage than putting it on a tiny bathroom scale and trying to view the weight from underneath your luggage.

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Recently Balanzza introduced a new model called the Ergo at the same suggested price of $24.95.

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This model is supposed to be more ergonomic and allow for an easier time lifting your luggage. In my testing the old style Balanzza was easy to lift as evidenced by the pictures of my kids weighing the luggage.

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Link: Balanzza

Cost: $ 24.95

What’s Good:
– Easy to use
– Much better than using your bathroom scale
– Can pack this in your luggage to weigh luggage before returning
– Inexpensive
– Strap makes attaching device simple

What Could Be Improved:
– Backlight the screen


About the Author

Wayne Schulz
Wayne is a diehard Android user and consultant specializing in Sage 100 ERP Accounting Software. He lives in Glastonbury CT with his two children. When not helping them with their homework or pushing the latest school fundraiser off on his co-workers, he is active hiking and investigating all manner of technology.