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Balanzza lets you weigh your bags

August 8th, 2008

The New York Times

Published: July 17, 2008

As if air travel wasn’t already stressful and expensive enough, getting stuck with overweight baggage charges on check-in can only add to the surly feelings. It is even worse if you have to open the bag - exposing your life and your underwear - to the impatient crowd in line behind you.

Balanzza’s compact digital luggage scale is small enough to bring along and strong enough to weigh up to 100 pounds, or 45 kilograms, of suitcase so you can reallocate the contents of your bags before getting to the airport.

Weighing in at less than a pound itself, the Balanzza scale can be ordered on the company Web site (balanzza.com) A more ergonomic edition designed to let you use two hands to lift the bag is also available at the same price.

To use it, loop the scale’s strap around the suitcase handle and lift the bag off the ground for a few seconds. Once the scale beeps, set the bag down and read the large digital display showing the total weight. Repack as needed to get the weight down.

- J.D. Biersdorfer

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