Digital Pocket Scale, retail $25.00* (
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 12-28-14

This product does not emit light of its own, so the standard review format will not be used and the product will not be assigned a rating. This website is mostly about light-emitting products, but occasionally, you'll see non-light emitting products on it too if it's something I use regularly and/or really like (this scale meets both of those criteria!). It *DOES* have a blue LED in it, so it's at least a bit germane to the theme of this website.

What we have here is a handy-dandy pocket-sized digital scale. It can measure weights up to 2,000 grams (2 kilograms) with a resolution of 0.10 grams.

Although it was intended to weigh such items as jewelry, small quantities of precious metals (e.g. gold, platinum, silver, rhodium, niobium, etc.) and gemstones, I've found it ultra-handy to weigh flashlights & portable lasers with on this website.

We've all seen that dreadful phrase, "Unknown/not equipped to weigh" on hundreds of web pages on this website; well, this will no longer be the case as I am now equipped to weigh such articles!!!

One thing I noted almost immediately after I installed the pair of AAA cells it feeds upon is that the LCD screen is backlighted with a remarkably potent blue LED.

* I've been informed by the sender that it is available via Ebay for as little as $7.00.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

Using your Digital Pocket Scale is actually quite easy.

1: Remove the protective black plastic cover from the weighing pan and then place the scale on a hard, flat surface such as a desktop, a countertop, a table, etc.
2: Turn the scale on using the pushbutton at the lower right; wait ~5 seconds until the display indicates, "0.0".
3: Place the item to be weighed on the stainless steel weighing pan. When an "S" shows up in the upper left corner of the display, the item's weight (in grams, ounces, troy ounces, pennyweight, or caret) can now be read from the display.

The pushbutton marked, "Mode" is used to select from the weight units shown directly above; so if (for example) you hate the Metric system, you can obtain weights measured in ounces.

The instructions are printed on the inner surface of the lid.

This scale also has a tare function; meaning that you can weigh something in its packaging and then have the scale automatically remove the weight of the packaging materials. Tare weight is the weight of an empty container. By subtracting it from the gross weight (laden weight), the weight of the goods in its packaging materials may be determined. This scale does that for you automatically; though I have not yet figured out exactly how to use it in the short period I've owned this scale to date (08-31-12).

(Update 10-30-12): To use the tare function, place a small bowl or box on the scale's weighing platform, wait for the reading to stabilise (probably just a second or two tops), press the "TARE" button, wait a second or so until the display indicates, "0.00", and then place the items you want weighed in the bowl or box.
This allows you to weigh articles that would not otherwise fit on the weighing platform or items that would otherwise simply roll off (such as pearls, BBs, ball bearings, etc.).

To change the AAA cells in your spiffy new (or corroded old ) Digital Pocket Scale, turn it upside down, unclip & remove the battery door, place it on the floor, and use your foot to gently push it under the couch so that the carpet beetles, silverfish, and piss ants will think that it's something yummy for their insect tummies, attempt to eat it, find it like totally unpalatable dude, and simply squat over it and uranate on it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead!!!
(I actually had a pet rat a number of years ago that squatted over & pissed on some nuts or something I had brought home for her from the foodbank, hahaha! )

Remove the two dead batteries from the compartment and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Install a pair of new AAA cells into the compartment, orienting them so that their flat-ends (-) negatives face the springs for them in each chamber.

Place the battery door back on, and gently press downward on the clip-end until you hear & feel it snap into place, and there, you're done.
Aren't you glad that you didn't push that battery door under the couch with all of those hungry, hungry insects that had to pee now?

You might also want to grab a can of RaidŽ or Black Flag™ and discharge a good quantity of it under that couch, as it's plain to see I forgot my hat...O NOOOO!!! There I go thinking about the thrash metal band AnthraX again!!! The part about the hat is from the song, "I'm the Man '91" from the album, "Attack of the Killer B's"...what I meant to say was that it's clear that you have a bug problem going on in your living room!

This is a small digital scale, not a flashlight meant to be thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a carport in effort to try and expose the bare Metalmarineangemon - er - the bare Metaltrailmon - um that's not it either...the bare a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! - now I'm just making {vulgar term for feces} up!!!), let my mother's big dog's ghost, her kitties, my kitty or my sister's kitty cat piddle (uranate) on it, hose it down with my mother's gun, run over it with a 450lb Quickie Pulse 6 motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (now I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. Therefore, this section of the scale's web page will seem a bit more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

It was also a gift intended to assist with part of my testing procedure that I was simply not able to deal with before; so no damaging or even destructive tests will be performed on it, regardless of what type of product it was.

The LCD lit by the surprisingly potent blue LED.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the blue backlighting LED.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the blue backlighting LED; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 440nm and 480nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 463.228nm.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Unit was donated by an
anonymous person on 08-02-12 (it was sent from overseas) and was received on the late-afternoon of 08-29-12 (or "29 Aug 2012" or even "Aug 29, Twenty Stick-Very-Twirly-Stick" if you prefer).

Scale was a gift, so the, "" icon was appended to its listings on this website, denoting the fact that no potentially damaging or even destructive testing will be performed on it.

UPDATE: 12-28-14
The scale has pooped out; however I have already purchased & received the replacement, so no additional icons will need to be appended to its listings on this website.

FWIW: I paid $6.49 for the scale ***AND*** shipping.

    PRODUCT TYPE: Small digital weighing scale
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Four momentary pushbutton switches
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic & metal
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2x AAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    ACCESSORIES: Carrying case
    SIZE: 114mm L x 75.50 W x 18mm D
    WEIGHT: 56.90g (yes, I used the scale to weigh itself!!!)
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Product is not intended to be used as a light emitter,
    so the conventional "star" rating will not be used.

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