It’s been a exciting and busy month at ReelSonar! First, we are pleased to announce that we have just partnered with Dick’s Sporting Goods to distribute the iBobber. That means you have even more brick and mortar options for purchasing an iBobber in addition to our many online distributors.
We also just rolled out major updates to our iBobber app, firmware, and ReelSonar website. Now you can purchase our ReelSonar Digital Scale and Multi-Tool Pliers straight from our website, and in honor of this update, we’re starting a two-part series of How-To-Use product reviews.
This week we’re taking an in-depth look at our Digital Scale, which retails for $19.99. Once you’re done reading this review, why not head over to the "Our Products" section and order one for your tackle box?
Let’s start with the superficial aspects. The Digital Scale comes packaged with practically everything you need to know already already printed on the box.
No assembly is required, which makes setup a breeze. You simply need two AAA batteries, and the instructions are included as standard procedure.
The scale itself is amazingly lightweight despite its 99 lb/45 kg weight capacity, and it fits comfortably in my hand either by holding it from the side or by the finger grips. As a left-handed person living in a righties’ world, I don’t feel like I have to hold the scale backwards or in an awkward position to read the display.
How To Use
The Digital Scale only has one button, which makes operating the device a breeze. Once you turn on the device, you can push the button to switch between pounds and kilograms. My scale’s default was kilograms, so I switched it to pounds.
From there, you simply attach the fish and read the weight on the screen. If you want to put the fish in a container, the on/off button also pulls triple duty as a tare button. And just in case you forget any of the instructions, they are also printed on the back of the scale.
The last feature, which I was especially excited about, is the tape measure built into the scale. It’s small, durable, and slides easily in and out of the scale. Now I won’t have to worry about cramming a bulky measuring board into my kayak when I go fishing.
Overall, I’m extremely pleased with the ReelSonar Digital Scale. It gives the user exactly what you need to easily comply with length and weight requirements for keeping fish, and it took me all of two minutes to figure out how to use. It’s light and compact enough to fit into my tackle box or a side mesh pocket on my kayak, but it also feels durable for long-term use. The price point makes it an affordable option for any angler; you could easily stash one in your kayak, boat, and tackle box so you’re never without a scale.
In the meantime, head on over to our Facebook and Twitter (@ReelSonar) pages to share your photos of your iBobbers in action! Keep on fishing!