Weighty Matters

Daily Grommet visitor Jeannette K. introduced us to one of the smartest travel accessories we’ve seen lately: the Balanzza Digital Luggage Scale. As you probably know, airlines haven’t just cut back on the peanuts and in-flight blankets—they’re now charging for, well, LUGGAGE. As if the $15 fee for your checked bag wasn’t bad enough, the penalties skyrocket if your bag is deemed too heavy (usually 50 lbs or more). The Balanzza Digital Luggage Scale is an ingenious device that lets you easily check the weight of your bags before you even leave home. It’s compact and strong enough to weigh up to 100 pounds of suitcase, so you can redistribute those too-heavy items ahead of time—much better than frantically digging through your stuff in front of a line of grumpy travelers. This clever scale is a great solution for those of us who like to pack everything and the kitchen sink when we’re traveling (or do a little shopping at our destination). Skip the hassle and avoid the extra charges—you’ll need the extra cash for your refreshments, anyway.

Balanzza

Luggage Scale

Weighty Matters

Daily Grommet visitor Jeannette K. introduced us to one of the smartest travel accessories we’ve seen lately: the Balanzza Digital Luggage Scale. As you probably know, airlines haven’t just cut back on the peanuts and in-flight blankets—they’re now charging for, well, LUGGAGE. As if the $15 fee for your checked bag wasn’t bad enough, the penalties skyrocket if your bag is deemed too heavy (usually 50 lbs or more). The Balanzza Digital Luggage Scale is an ingenious device that lets you easily check the weight of your bags before you even leave home. It’s compact and strong enough to weigh up to 100 pounds of suitcase, so you can redistribute those too-heavy items ahead of time—much better than frantically digging through your stuff in front of a line of grumpy travelers. This clever scale is a great solution for those of us who like to pack everything and the kitchen sink when we’re traveling (or do a little shopping at our destination). Skip the hassle and avoid the extra charges—you’ll need the extra cash for your refreshments, anyway.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Ronald
    Ronald

    The Balanzza Lugagge Scale is a must-have for every traveler with today's luggage allowance and weight restrictions and fees. Given fees around $15 for not only checking luggage, but also overweight luggage fees starting at $50 - our scale allows you to carefully check the weight of each of your bags before going to the airport - and most important when coming back with all the souvenirs and gifts.

    Balanzza Ergo is a step forward in portable scale design. Ergonomically shaped, it allows you to use one or two hands to lift your luggage. Then you simply wait for the beep that indicates the weight has been registered and locked on the screen, and you place the luggage down to read the weight (available in pounds or kilograms). Each scale is compact and easy to carry. These make great gifts, and the scales can also be used around the home to weigh parcels and children's backpacks (not to exceed 10% of each child's weight to minimize back stress).

    We are glad to be featured on Daily Grommet today, and we're happy to answer your questions.

  • Jeannette
    Jeannette
    2/24/2009 12:01 PM

    I have to tell you. I am really in love with this little 1 pound item. And when traveling, one pound can make all the difference in the world!

    In the past I would pack my bags - where ever I was - and hope for the best. Kind of a crap shoot of what the outcome would be. Now I am not a gambling woman, yet every time I traveled I would be rolling the dice whether my bag would be within the limits of airplane baggage hell! I would have to wait until I arrive at the airport to find out if I was over weight - my bags, not me - and then transfer some things into the extra bag I brought along. And this was just outbound trip. You can imagine what hell my return flight was like.

    One cannot travel without bringing home a few souvenirs of your trip. Once again it was like Russian roulette at the airport. Will I be underweight - dream on, or more likely, how much would I be overweight? Another bag would have to accompany me to the airport to transfer my new acquisitions, should I find myself once again- let's say that together OVER WEIGHT. No more.

    With my amazing B scale, I am able to weigh my bag before I even leave the house, both coming and going. I arrive at the airport calm, cool, collected and a few dollars richer! The B scale has far paid for itself in what I might have paid in over weight or excess baggage fees. A winner in my book.

    PS don't forget to throw it in your bag for the return trip. Luckily, it only weighs less than a pound!

  • Amy
    Amy
    2/24/2009 12:20 PM

    This is something my husband would use all the time. He travels for work. I think I know what he's getting for his birthday! Thanks for introducing me to this!

  • Desmond
    Desmond
    2/24/2009 2:16 PM

    According to this recent Time Magazine article http://bit.ly/12qiI6 titled "Sky High Fees for Overweight Bags", another problem is when scales at airports are not accurate. Knowing exactly what my bag weighs would give me the confidence to demand a re-weigh on a different scale. And one US Airport, Tucson, recently was found to have every scale off, making the Balanzza valuable. With the huge fees for a bag being overweight -- some as high as $100 per bag! -- the price of this product seems a bargain!

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    2/24/2009 3:28 PM

    I think this is a wonderful gift idea for our friends and family who love to travel! My sister commutes back and forth to England, my in-laws travel the world, and my siblings are retiring soon and are about to have more travel time on their hands. Can't wait to put some of these under the tree next year! Especially with this discount code, it's a great time to stock up!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    2/24/2009 3:57 PM

    @Ronald--do you know if there is a similar weight-of-bag recommendation for adults. ie. the 10% rule for kids' backpacks? I am thinking of my killer laptop bag weight. I know it can't be good for me.

  • Ronald
    Ronald – Special Guest
    2/24/2009 4:25 PM

    I believe for a healthy adult it should not be over 15% of its weight....

  • Shannon
    Shannon
    2/24/2009 5:13 PM

    Oh my gosh my mom totally needs this!!

  • jeannette
    jeannette
    2/25/2009 2:18 AM

    Jules, when I was flying to Nantucket, the airlines asked your body weight and weighed your purse. This weights needed to be included for safety limitations for the plane. Upon hearing how heavy my purse was, the Doctor behind me proceeded to lecture me that my bag should not be more than 10% of my body weight. 5% was a even better number to aim for. Holy cow, I am way beyond the legal limits of purse control! I no longer use weights, I just pick up my purse on a daily basis and it is a work out!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    2/25/2009 9:20 AM

    @jeannette. Hold on. I am stuck on the part of the story where the flight crew asked your own WEIGHT before you got on the plane. That would really throw me! Re. the bag weight: We have a Grommet coming up next month that really helps me safely carry my heavy laptop (I don't carry a purse.) But I haven't managed to reduce the overall weight, even with a Mac. Saving up for a netbook or Macbook Air.

  • Frequent Air Traveller
    Frequent Air Traveller
    12/1/2009 2:44 PM

    Great Christmas Gift Idea. These scales are definitely worth buying.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/1/2009 3:56 PM

    @Frequent Air Traveller - thanks for stopping by and reminding us what a great gift idea this would be for a frequent flyer! We are glad that you enjoy yours.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Balanzza

Luggage Scale

Weighty Matters

Daily Grommet visitor Jeannette K. introduced us to one of the smartest travel accessories we’ve seen lately: the Balanzza Digital Luggage Scale. As you probably know, airlines haven’t just cut back on the peanuts and in-flight blankets—they’re now charging for, well, LUGGAGE. As if the $15 fee for your checked bag wasn’t bad enough, the penalties skyrocket if your bag is deemed too heavy (usually 50 lbs or more).

The Balanzza Digital Luggage Scale is an ingenious device that lets you easily check the weight of
your bags before you even leave home. It’s compact and strong enough to weigh up to 100 pounds of suitcase, so you can redistribute those too-heavy items ahead of time—much better than frantically digging through your stuff in front of a line of grumpy travelers.

This clever scale is a great solution for those of us who like to pack everything and the kitchen sink when we’re traveling (or do a little shopping at our destination). Skip the hassle and avoid the extra charges—you’ll need the extra cash for your refreshments, anyway.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Ronald
    Ronald

    The Balanzza Lugagge Scale is a must-have for every traveler with today's luggage allowance and weight restrictions and fees. Given fees around $15 for not only checking luggage, but also overweight luggage fees starting at $50 - our scale allows you to carefully check the weight of each of your bags before going to the airport - and most important when coming back with all the souvenirs and gifts.

    Balanzza Ergo is a step forward in portable scale design. Ergonomically shaped, it allows you to use one or two hands to lift your luggage. Then you simply wait for the beep that indicates the weight has been registered and locked on the screen, and you place the luggage down to read the weight (available in pounds or kilograms). Each scale is compact and easy to carry. These make great gifts, and the scales can also be used around the home to weigh parcels and children's backpacks (not to exceed 10% of each child's weight to minimize back stress).

    We are glad to be featured on Daily Grommet today, and we're happy to answer your questions.

  • Jeannette
    Jeannette
    2/24/2009 12:01 PM

    I have to tell you. I am really in love with this little 1 pound item. And when traveling, one pound can make all the difference in the world!

    In the past I would pack my bags - where ever I was - and hope for the best. Kind of a crap shoot of what the outcome would be. Now I am not a gambling woman, yet every time I traveled I would be rolling the dice whether my bag would be within the limits of airplane baggage hell! I would have to wait until I arrive at the airport to find out if I was over weight - my bags, not me - and then transfer some things into the extra bag I brought along. And this was just outbound trip. You can imagine what hell my return flight was like.

    One cannot travel without bringing home a few souvenirs of your trip. Once again it was like Russian roulette at the airport. Will I be underweight - dream on, or more likely, how much would I be overweight? Another bag would have to accompany me to the airport to transfer my new acquisitions, should I find myself once again- let's say that together OVER WEIGHT. No more.

    With my amazing B scale, I am able to weigh my bag before I even leave the house, both coming and going. I arrive at the airport calm, cool, collected and a few dollars richer! The B scale has far paid for itself in what I might have paid in over weight or excess baggage fees. A winner in my book.

    PS don't forget to throw it in your bag for the return trip. Luckily, it only weighs less than a pound!

  • Amy
    Amy
    2/24/2009 12:20 PM

    This is something my husband would use all the time. He travels for work. I think I know what he's getting for his birthday! Thanks for introducing me to this!

  • Desmond
    Desmond
    2/24/2009 2:16 PM

    According to this recent Time Magazine article http://bit.ly/12qiI6 titled "Sky High Fees for Overweight Bags", another problem is when scales at airports are not accurate. Knowing exactly what my bag weighs would give me the confidence to demand a re-weigh on a different scale. And one US Airport, Tucson, recently was found to have every scale off, making the Balanzza valuable. With the huge fees for a bag being overweight -- some as high as $100 per bag! -- the price of this product seems a bargain!

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    2/24/2009 3:28 PM

    I think this is a wonderful gift idea for our friends and family who love to travel! My sister commutes back and forth to England, my in-laws travel the world, and my siblings are retiring soon and are about to have more travel time on their hands. Can't wait to put some of these under the tree next year! Especially with this discount code, it's a great time to stock up!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    2/24/2009 3:57 PM

    @Ronald--do you know if there is a similar weight-of-bag recommendation for adults. ie. the 10% rule for kids' backpacks? I am thinking of my killer laptop bag weight. I know it can't be good for me.

  • Ronald
    Ronald – Special Guest
    2/24/2009 4:25 PM

    I believe for a healthy adult it should not be over 15% of its weight....

  • Shannon
    Shannon
    2/24/2009 5:13 PM

    Oh my gosh my mom totally needs this!!

  • jeannette
    jeannette
    2/25/2009 2:18 AM

    Jules, when I was flying to Nantucket, the airlines asked your body weight and weighed your purse. This weights needed to be included for safety limitations for the plane. Upon hearing how heavy my purse was, the Doctor behind me proceeded to lecture me that my bag should not be more than 10% of my body weight. 5% was a even better number to aim for. Holy cow, I am way beyond the legal limits of purse control! I no longer use weights, I just pick up my purse on a daily basis and it is a work out!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    2/25/2009 9:20 AM

    @jeannette. Hold on. I am stuck on the part of the story where the flight crew asked your own WEIGHT before you got on the plane. That would really throw me! Re. the bag weight: We have a Grommet coming up next month that really helps me safely carry my heavy laptop (I don't carry a purse.) But I haven't managed to reduce the overall weight, even with a Mac. Saving up for a netbook or Macbook Air.

  • Frequent Air Traveller
    Frequent Air Traveller
    12/1/2009 2:44 PM

    Great Christmas Gift Idea. These scales are definitely worth buying.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/1/2009 3:56 PM

    @Frequent Air Traveller - thanks for stopping by and reminding us what a great gift idea this would be for a frequent flyer! We are glad that you enjoy yours.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.