The Pelouze Model SP5, 5 pound, Digital Postal Scale is great for weighing a variety of items. Traditionally considered a digital postage scale, it can be used effectively for a multitude of kitchen applications or office applications. I use mine for weighing books before listing them for my business. This scale weighs in both 0.2 ounce or 0.5 gram increments. The capacity of this scale is 5lbs or 2 kg. There is a built in auto shut-off feature which is great for saving the life of your battery (1 - 9 Volt battery). Low Battery Warning feature as well. There is also a built in Tare Function, which allows you to weigh the packaging and then determine the weight of just the contents. Handy if you are filling a bottle with a certain gram amount of content!! This handy little scale (6" x 9") is easy to take along if you require a portable scale. It is durable and heavy duty. Easy to read LCD display which is bright and big. However, when you have an oversized package on the scale it is hard to read the displayer at times.