Weighing In On New Luggage


Ricardo Beverly Hills - Scale Luggage (Image courtesy Ricardo Beverly Hills)By Andrew Liszewski

At my previous job I did a lot of trade-show related travelling which involved transporting drive arrays and computer equipment carefully buried inside my suitcases. As a result on many occasions my luggage was tagged as being ‘heavy’, though thankfully I never incurred additional charges.

Ricardo Beverly Hills now takes the guess-work out of wondering if your luggage will tip the scales at check-in. On top is a simple LCD that will display the weight of the suitcase in either pounds or kilograms, and will alert you when the bag has exceeded the standard 50-pound weight limit. The company assures that the technology behind the internal scale is robust enough to survive the rigors of travelling.

The Ricardo luggage with built-in scale will be available in 25 inch and 28 inch sizes and will retail for around $200 at most “fine” department stores.

[Ricardo Beverly Hills Luggage with built-in Scale] VIA [The Gadgeteer]


  1. Isn’t it a BAD idea to have an electronic device complete with LCD screen on your luggage? Wouldn’t a device like this aggravate EVERY airline security checkpoint it ever has to go through?

  2. Can someone please advise what weight this goes up to, i.e is it limited to 23KGS/50LBS or goes up to beyond 32KGS/70LBS???