Bob_McBob wrote:Is the Acaia's display as hard to see as it appears to be in videos? There is not a whole lot of contrast against the white, and most videos make use of the app rather than the display itself.
No. It's perfectly readable in normal lighting.
The Acaia may be expensive, but it's by far the best scale I've used for espresso. I weigh my shots, and eventually all the other scales I've tried became contaminated with coffee or water and stopped working. They all timed out too fast and most had poor battery life (and with some there was no warning when the battery was low. The Acaia's design prevents water contamination, it doesn't timeout when I don't want it to and a charge lasts for months.
That said, there's some lag in response time, but that's been true of all the digital scales I've tried. I generally have to stop the shot when the scale is showing 3-4g below the target weight.