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04. 28. 2006

Luggage with built-in scales

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I've long accepted that I'll never be one of those people who travel light. Add that to my shopaholic tendencies, and you have somebody for whom the baggage check-in counter holds a particular kind of terror. Bathroom scales are not very precise with suitcases, and while some hotel staff will oblige using more suitable scales, chances are that you would have exceeded the limit by then - a little late to change your mind about those last few purchases.

The Solutions range by Ricardo Beverly Hills includes 2 large suitcases (25 inch and 28 inch) which are perfect for people like me. Each comes with built-in digital scales. After packing, push the "on" button, lift the carry handle, and the LCD displays the combined weight of suitcase and contents in either pounds or kilograms.

I think this idea is ingenious, and I can only hope that it catches on with other luggage manufacturers.

Via OhGizmo!

Posted by saresha    Category: accessories
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BR:

but how much does the built-in scale weigh?

ann:

i have to say that this is brilliant.

William H Chappell:

Hi Mia, I am with you on this one!!! One time I traveled I went to the local hardware store to use there scales!! Last time I traveled I was afraid I was way over weight in my 2 suitcases and they were only an average of 40#. I was disturbed that I could have put 10 more # in each suitcase!!!The new limit is 50# where as you used to be 70#. Thanks for the article, Bill

bizarrely:

I recall being 5 pounds over on international flight and being charged an extra 75$ for oversized baggage. This innovation could easily pay for itself in avoided extra charges.

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