Heys xScale – the world’s smallest digital luggage scale
This is a guest post from Julie Ovenell-Carter, the keeper of BootsnAll’s Why Go Canada.
You know that prickly-sweat feeling you get as you place your luggage on the big airport scale during check-in? That moment when you admit you probably really do need to join Overpackers Anonymous?
I try–honestly I do–to travel light. But 23 kilos? 50 pounds? How is that possibly fair to those of us who require our shoes to match our outfits? But there it is: the airlines require us to live with increasingly meager luggage limits. And it causes me anxiety every time I fly.
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Or it used to. While typically not one for gadgets, I recently put down $30 CDN for a Heys digital luggage scale and said goodbye forever to obscene surcharges and/or frantic airport off-loading.
Itâ€™s smallâ€”about the length of a pencilâ€”and extremely lightweight (allegedly the worldâ€™s lightest), with a large hook dangling from its middle. You just hook your luggage on, lift and voila! The tell-tale numbers appear in either pounds or kilos, accurate to within a few ounces. It can weigh up to 110 pounds (50 kg)â€”not that you should ever allow your suitcase to reach that danger zone.
Itâ€™s available from major retailers, luggage shops and online. You can probably find it for less than I paid if you shop around a bit. Whatever.Â Never again breaking into an anxious sweat during check-in? Pricelessâ€¦
Why they rock:
- Weighs up to 110 Lbs or 50 Kg
- Accurate to within 0.5 Lbs / 0.22 Kg
- Displays in both Lbs and Kg
- Ergonomically Designed
- Fast Auto-Locking weight feature
- Blue Back-Lit LCD Display
- Auto Power-Off feature
- Low Battery Indicator