Shell Digital Kitchen Scale Folds Up Into An Inconspicuous Slab

Does it make you mad when friends borrow stuff from your kitchen and never return it?  Well, now you can atleast hide your food scale from those ungrateful slobs by disguising it like the Shell Digital Kitchen Scale, which looks like a random paperweight (or a cyborg turtle hiding in his metal shell) when not in use.

When kept for storage, the scale looks like a mouse peripheral with no buttons.  Lift the lid and turn it upside down, however, and it turns into a sleek-looking digital scale, with the upturned lid acting as the bowl.

The Shell Digital Kitchen Scale by Joseph Joseph measures 9.8 x 4 x 4.8 inches and weighs a light 3 pounds.  Since it transforms into a small shell when not servicing your food-weighing duties, you can stow it away anywhere - leaving your kitchen counter less cluttered, unlike most regular food scales.

Bowl is made from stainless steel and can take up to 11-lbs of cooking ingredients, while the housing of the weighing device seems built out of hard plastic.  It has a small strip of display, which shows the weight of both dry and liquid foods in grams, dry ounces, pounds, fluid ounces and milliliters.  There's also an "adding" function that allows you to weigh multiple items to get their total measurements.  The sales page claims that the bowl's sculptured shape allows you to empty it without spills - which should make regular home visitors, like rats, cockroaches and ants, very sad.

In case the sleek design of the Shell Digital Kitchen Scale hasn't persuaded you, it comes with a 10-year guarantee for the internal mechanism. Its available now for $64.99.