With the Kikkerland Digital Travel Luggage Scale, you can easily determine exactly how much your luggage weighs. These days this is more important than ever, because most airlines strictly enforce weight limits and charge exorbitant fees for overweight baggage. If your bag weighs 51 pounds instead of 50, airlines typically charge you a fee in the range of $60 to $100. If a bag exceeds 70 pounds, the fees are even higher.
UsefulThings.com, a cool gadget shop, sent Geek Alerts some awesome gizmos to test out, including this digital luggage scale. It operates on two AAA batteries and is really easy to use. Simply press the left button to power on the unit and zero it out and press the right button to switch the display between lbs, kg, oz, and g. Attach the adjustable strap to the handle on your bag, lift the scale until the bag is off the ground, and read the weight on the bright blue digital display. It sure is a lot easier and more accurate than trying to use a bathroom scale to weigh your bags.
This digital luggage scale is compact, as you can see the size compared to a Obi-Wan Lego minifigure.
A lot of gadgets we post about are really cool, but nothing you really need to have. However, a luggage scale like this one from Kikkerland is something that everyone that travels should have to avoid overweight baggage fees.
Digital Travel Luggage Scale
Save on costly baggage charges at the airport by checking the weight of your luggage beforehand. The Digital Travel Luggage Scale will measure weight up to 88 pounds. It also features a bright, blue back-lit display, auto power off, and a quick release strap that easily adjusts to any size handle. Measures only 5.5″ x 1.25″ x 1.25″ for easy storage.
The Digital Travel Luggage Scale is available for only $16.95 from UsefulThings.com.