Top positive review
prevent overweight bags
on August 23, 2011
I was travelling abroad and didn't want to deal with the hassle of being THAT person that has to repack her bags to make sure the weight limit isn't maxed. I'm glad I got this! I used to have to hold a bag while being on a scale, and calculate the difference, which wasn't always so accurate b/c it's hard to read a scale while holding a 50lb suitcase (or more)...
This thing was a pain to use at first b/c there are a few buttons, and the instructions are useless - i still don't know what the lock/unlock feature means. What i do know is that once it's one, and i lift a bag up, it will weigh it within 15 seconds. if not, it just needs to be reset and then try again.
I do know that this was accurate b/c my bags made it (for the first time in the entire 20+ years I've been flying) where it wasn't overweight. If you physically can't hold up a 50lb suitcase for a minute or so - DO NOT GET THIS. You are physically holding a bag in the air on this little handled thing. This gets to be troublesome, so I would (I've got small hands a short as can be) lift the scale with my hands under it to hold it up (think lion king - simba) vs lift it from the top (like a weight lifter about to pull the bar bell up) - palms up - it was the only way i could hold a bag up without straining my shoulders and back.
worth the $ - easy to use once you get the hang of it.