Received my Difluid MicroBalance scale. First impressions:
Size - It’s definitely thicker, wider and longer than my earlier Timemore Black Mirror Nano, but still fits well on my Lelit Elizabeth.
Build - It is a very solidly well built scale; it also weighs considerably more. However the top is entirely clear plastic, to protect the scale from water. But it looks like the plastic could be scratched or worse. I am not 100% sure of the materials composition or durability, but it looks plastic. I’ll check into that as well
Weighing Cell Size - It seems to have a larger weighing “sweet spot”. With some scales, when you shift what you are weighing by only 1 inch, the weight changes. With the Difluid, this does not seem to occur. I have not yet tested how large the sweet spot is.
Speed and accuracy - Ultrafast speed. It’s instant. It’s also accurate to 0.1g, but not 0.01g.
Controls - Through tap sensitive cells on the top display. Way better than the Timemore.
Other features - It has a flow rate display. It connects via Bluetooth (or is it Wifi) to their app, and to a number of other apps. The app displays a flow/time curve. And allows you to log your grinder, grind, brew ratio, etc. I have not had time to play with the app much, yet.
Issues - The timer seems to be a manual start only. I can not find a way to set “auto start”. Or “auto stop” when the weight is removed, or flow stops. I think you do this through the app. I’ll learn more about that, when I have a moment.
PS I just eyeballed their latest firmware release; they appear to have added these and other features; I’ll confirm this once I install the new firmware.
Value for money - Good. I paid $150 CDN including taxes and shipping, from Aliexpress.
I’ll update this review once I’ve used it more.