This scale is very easy to use. You simply put the item on the scale, and it measures your item by pound and a tenth of an oz, e.g. 3.5oz. I believe you can switch it to metric as well. Since it's digital, it's easy to read.
A bonus is that even if the item is larger than the base of the scale, the top flips up to act like a stand, so you can prop the item up to get its weight.
One negative is that the scale is powered by a USB, so you have to have the computer on in order to use the scale.
The product summary mentions a dial, but mine did not have one.
I use a scale infrequently so when I pull it out there is always the question whether the battery is discharged. With this scale, using the USB connector as power there is never that question.
Out of the box is ready to go to work. Just plug into the USB on your computer. Accurate. And a great price too. I use it for ebay shipping and needed something that would not take up a tremendous amount of space. Easy to tuck away when not in use. Also works with 9V battery.
Weigh your letters, envelopes and packages from your office or home with the Pelouze 5 lb USB scale. Also works seamlessly with DYMO Stamps, a free downloadable software that enables you to print postage right from your DYMO label printer.