|Rating:||8.6 / 10|
|Ease of use||2.5 / 2.5|
|Durability||1.9 / 2.5|
|Versatility||2.0 / 2.5|
|Value for Money||2.2 / 2.5|
This is my newest set of scales that now sits along side my two digital kitchen scales and my Digital Luggage Scales which all form part of my weighing process. While most people would use these scales for cooking, I purchased this tiny set of scales because I have a keen interest in being an ultralight hiker. The measurement range on these scales sits between 0.03 grams to 200 grams in increments of 0.01 grams. Now I know this is getting really specific and for most hikers this degree of precision isn’t going to be something they need, but if you’re a certified Gram weeny then this set of scales is for you.
In my case the value in becoming an ultralight hiker is more about ‘considered thought’ with respect to each and very piece of gear I carry so I can reduce the impact on my body as I get older. Once you reduce the weight of the Big Three, further reductions come down to getting grams, rather than hundreds of grams, off your load. It mightn’t sound like much but it all adds up in the end.
These scales allow you to choose from six different measurement options:
Many of these measurements are hobby specific and in fact I had to look up the bottom three! Really the grams and ounces is going to suit most people.
Size wise these scales are pretty small being around the same dimension as my current iPhone 12 but just a bit thicker so it isn’t going to be of much use is weighing physically large objects. These scales are very much aimed at those tiny little clips and buckles (and spices in the kitchen) that don’t always register on most other scales which often start at 5 grams (e.g. foldback clips at 2.54 grams) due to their almost non-existent weight.
These scale are very easy to use; insert the two AAA batteries, press the ‘on’ button, select the measurement you want to use (on my unit it was already set on grams), add the 50 gram test weight to ensure the accuracy, and then away you go.
From my perspective the only negative with such a fine scale is that you need to handle with care but that’s not really an issue when dealing with such small measurements.
Price wise this unit came in at AUD$31.00 RRP at the time of testing which is a very reasonable for a fine scale. This set of scales comes in a range of colours and some of the colours are cheaper than others so if you don’t care about colour then go for price. One warning here is that there are some other almost identical scales on the market that only go to 50 grams so make sure you purchase the one you’re after.
Yes I do! For those tiny objects
You can purchase the Professional Mini Scale at Amazon Australia
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AUD $31.00 RRP (cheaper if you don’t care about the colour)
Professional Mini Scale. This images shows he Professional Mini Scale with the 50 gram test weight that comes with the scale
Professional Mini Scale weighing a foldback clip that weights 2.54 grams. Most digital scales start at a minimum of 5 grams which makes it hard to weigh the really small stuff
Professional Mini Scale compared to an iPhone Mini 12