Avoid excess baggage charges with Balanzza Ergo Travel Scales


February 18, 2009

The lightweight, just 217g, and slim line design means it can be taken anywhere without impacting on luggage allowances.

The lightweight, just 217g, and slim line design means it can be taken anywhere without impacting on luggage allowances.

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February 19, 2009 Traveling has its pros and cons, and one of the main traps for the unwary is to collect weighty beads, tinkets and keepsakes which stop being a good idea when it comes time to load your bags on the scales for the return flight. International airlines long ago adopted mafia tactics of going easy on outbound luggage allowances and then making you an offer you can't refuse when you are at your most vulnerable – checking in when going home! The Balanzza Ergo is the latest evolution of a digital luggage scale for travellers, weighs just 217 grams and will help you to avoid putting your newly purchased wooden clogs in the airline rubbish bin.

The GBP 20 Balanzza Ergo measures to within 0.1kg accuracy. Firstly, attach the strap securely to the luggage item, then lift off the ground until the Ergo beeps, set the luggage back down and read the weight in a choice of kgs or lbs.

The Balanzza Ergo is also the perfect tool for weighing any packages or parcels and is brilliant for outdoor activities, including fishing, caravanning and cycling. Balanzza accessories such as the ‘Strapz’, clip onto the scales to enable users to easily weigh small to very large boxes or even odd shaped items.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, (Australia's largest Telco), (Australia's largest employment site),,, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon

Great product. Saved us a few quid on our first use.


Hi there,

I\'ve recently written a post about these scales which you can find here

One important factor about these scales which I think a lot of people don\'t realise is that they\'re important to TAKE on holidays with you. It\'s all very well weighing your bags before you leave, its the going back when most people have excess weight.

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