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Digital Scales - C Becker's Review
Posted: October 11, 2005, 10:37am
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Jerry Kalpin 10.00
Marshall Schmidt 10.00
James Bacci 9.66
Katherine Gingliss 9.44
Bryan Wray 9.25

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.8
Product Reviewed: Bladescale 350gx0.1g
Manufacturer: American Weigh Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $40.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: American Weigh Website Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: MyWeigh 200
Bottom Line: So much fun and easy to use that you'll be weighing random stuff just for the hell of it.  Actually works well too.
Positive Product Points

-Cheapest and coolest looking mini-scale I've ever owned.  
-The backlighted screen is round and very professional looking, and pops out of its hiding place on a spring-loaded arm when you're ready to use the scale.  This little mechanism also hides the buttons when the scale is not in use, eliminating the possibility of it being turned on by accident.  
-Its so futuristic I almost crapped myself.
-The included case consists of two plastic trays, one shallow and one deep - these are perfect for adapting to different applications and form a layer of protection around the scale when its not in use.
-Durable stainless weighing surface

Negative Product Points

Auto-shutoff comes just a few seconds too early when I'm adding grounds to the scale bit-by-bit; works better if you weigh the beans first and grind just what you need.

Detailed Commentary

Check out pictures of American Weigh's scales on their site, www.americanweigh.com.  I think you'll agree they are the coolest looking scales around.

The 350g x 0.1g Bladescale comes in a soft pleather case, wrapped around the 2 plastic weighing trays that provide rigid protection over the entire surface of the scale (top, bottom, sides.)  You would basically have to jump up and down on the case to damage the scale; it is that well protected.

I've been weighing out my double shots at 14 g and this scale does the trick.  The deep weighing tray (included) works great for whole beans or grounds.  There's not a lot else to say about it...goes to .1g of precision with a max of 350g.  This company also sells a 50g max scale that goes to .01g but you pay more for the increased precision, which seems excessive for weighing anything but maybe hard drugs (which I don't have any experience with.)

Get it. Your friends WILL be impressed.  And if not you need new ones.

Buying Experience

Price was just over $40 (US) including prompt shipment,  from their website.

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