Unbelievably good idea: self-weighing suitcase

So airlines are cracking down on the amount of luggage you can bring on board, and I can’t say I really blame them. Costs are up, profits are down, and the width of the average passenger has been increasing steadily for some 30 years now. They say can bring only 50 pounds on board, and who are you to say otherwise? You’re getting into their flying machine and going across country for a couple hundred bucks.Still, one can’t be blamed for wanting to get the most out of their money, and squeezing every last thing into one bag could end up saving you $20 in luggage fees.

But who wants to bathroom scale every time you take a trip? I don’t even have one. That’s why this self-weighing luggage is so ingenious. What’s to explain, really? It weighs itself. You pull on the little handle, and the weight in pounds (or kilograms) is displayed on a little LCD. I believe this falls under the “why didn’t I think of that?” category.

If you can believe it, the suitcase (from Expert Verdict) even costs just $100. It’s the standard carry-on roller type, and it won’t win any beauty contests, but who cares? Self-weighing suitcase, people!

[via Inventor Spot, Gizmag, Geeky Gadgets, and Dvice]