The Equotip Bambino is a portable metal hardness tester that combines modern electronics with an impact device that integrates the release trigger into the charging mechanism. The stand-alone tester does not require a separate indicating device, cable or PC hardware, and it has menu-driven electronics and customizable features. The tester has automatic recognition of impact direction and self-diagnostics. The LCD shows the individual readings and mean test results. All common hardness conversions are included. Test parameters can be set via the three-button keypad. The internal Li-ion battery can be recharged through the USB port or using the external charger.