Archive for Scales

Lose weight with the Photo Frame Scale

Posted in Scales by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2011

Losing weight is hard. If only we had photos on our scales. That would help. Or maybe not. Either way the Photo Frame Scale will display pictures. Hopefully you can see them under all of your flab. But wait. There’s more.

They also threw in a clock and a thermometer. I guess they think that you are going to spend a lot of time on this scale. The scale takes your body weight in 100g steps (150kg maximum) and is available in white and pink colors. Just $27.

Weigh to go luggage scale

Posted in Scales by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2010

Remember the escale luggage scale? Well, here’s another scale that will help you avoid unnecessary fees at the airport. The device makes it easy to make sure that you don’t go over the weight limit and get charged.

The Weigh to go unit features Velcro straps and a lockable steel carabineer that prevents others from stealing it too. Weigh to go retails for $33, and will give you a reading of your luggage’s weight in both kgs or pounds after you lift it for a total of 5 seconds.

eScale Luggage Scale

Posted in Scales by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2010

With so many travel rules on airplanes and other hassles, it’s amazing that people still fly at all. But the Heys USA eScale Luggage Scale will at least help take the guesswork out of how much your luggage weighs. The eScale Luggage Scale is a small digital luggage scale that will help you avoid an airline’s overweight fees.

It’s ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in your hand and be comfortable to use, with an easy-to-read display. It even comes with a 1 year warranty.

Withings WiFi body scale learns to Tweet

Posted in Scales by Shane McGlaun on November 11th, 2009

web-2-connected-bodyscale-perspI know there are many people out there that protect the information about how much they weigh better than they protect their ATM PIN number. That cool Withings scale that we talked about last month may be pushing your limits already with sending your weight to the Internet and your iPhone.

Withings announced a new update for the scale today that gives the thing the ability to Tweet your weight and your weight loss or gain goals to Twitter for the unwashed masses to read. The new update does this automatically and you don’t have to do anything to post to Twitter.

Remote controlled wireless scale

Posted in Scales by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2008

Remote controlled wireless scalePeople hate stepping on their scale and having it tell them the honest to god facts about their weight. Women especially hate the evils of the scale. Well folks, this new device isn’t going to improve the scale’s image any.

I personally have never had any problem with the simple act of stepping on a scale and looking down at the numbers, but I can see how that might be a problem for some people, whether they are just cringing at the numbers or just can’t see past their enormous girth. I can only presume that this device is geared toward the latter. With this scale, you won’t have to try to circumvent your huge gut to get a look at the numbers. You can just read your weight by looking straight ahead at a remote.

iWTF: The deceptive iPhone scale

Posted in iPhone,iPhone Accessories,Scales by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2008

Phoney iPhone scale
Here is an odd knock off product that defies reason. A fake iPhone that’s really a scale. I guess it would be perfect for the “iDealer” in your neighborhood to weigh his wares on this scale, while having it look like the latest high-tech gadget when the police storm the door.

Upon closer inspection, it’s easy to see that somebody did a rework of the interface in MS Paint. Look for this to show up in new episodes of COPS, sitting by the dope. The other dope will be handcuffed and incoherent wearing the standard grimy white undershirt.

Hello Kitty Body Fat Monitor/Scale

Posted in Health,Hello Kitty,Scales,Tanita by Reuben Drake on June 2nd, 2007

Hello Kitty Body Fat Monitor/ BF-071-KT ScaleOf all the rooms in your house that could suffer from a lack of Hello Kitty paraphernalia, you can rest assured that Hello Kitty can help it from being your bathroom. Tanita manufactures a wide range of quality scales and body composition monitors and it looks as if they’ve got a Hello Kitty branded version as well.

The Hello Kitty Body Fat Monitor (model BF-071-KT) shown here uses bioelectric impedance analysis when stepping onto the pads to measure what percentage of your body is made up of fat, and of course it also measures your weight. Aside from body fat monitors being kind of cool, the scale itself is not anything special compared to the Hello Kitty health-conscious “An apple a day..” slogan that you get to look down at every morning.

The Hello Kitty body fat monitor runs about $49, …

Tanita BC-545 Body Composition Monitor

Posted in Health,Home,Scales,Tanita by Darrin Olson on April 7th, 2007

Tanita BC-545 scale and segmental body composition monitorTanita, a worldwide leader in creating electronic scales, has come out with new scale that checks your weight and then some.

The Tanita BC-545 not only checks your weight, but uses bioelectric impedance analysis to measure your body composition. Now, scales that measure this type of impedance are getting more common and it really doesn’t make the BC-545 all that special, but Tanita takes it a little further to offer some pretty unique and cool features. This scale will take measurements of things such as body fat percentages, body water percentages, bone mass, metabolism rate, muscle mass, and daily calorie intake among other things.

What makes this device even more unique is the same reason Tanita prefers to call it a segmental body composition analyzer. The BC-545 can give readings from 5 different segments of your body – both arms, …