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The Really Tiny Book Light
Member Name: sara66
The Really Tiny Book Light
Date: 03/07/11, updated on 07/08/11 (55 review reads)
Advantages: No longer having to get up to turn off the light
Disadvantages: No case or cover to protect light, feels fragile
I first noticed this item whilst scanning the shelves of Waterstones. It reminded me of the nights I'd be reading a book, all tucked up in bed, and then sleepy time comes with the dreaded 'I have to get up from my cozy place and turn off the light'...or perhaps the lazy 'Great...now I've got to take two steps out of bed just to turn off the light.' Whichever it was, this nifty little gadget presented a solution to evade such immoral thoughts...and the two steps I'd have to take to switch off the light. And so, after receiving a £10 Leisure voucher I decided to put it to good use and purchase yet another gadget to aid my laziness.
I purchased the product from Waterstones for £6.99. It was available in a number of colours, I picked Grey. The Grey colour is dark grey, so it could almost pass for an off-black colour, which is quite neutral, and the colour doesn't distract from reading. One day when I manage to earn enough amazon cash to purchase a kindle, my booklight will match it!
Measuring 12.5 centimetres tall, 1 centimetre wide, and weighing...as light as a feather...almost...the book light could fit right in your pocket. Although to be honest I haven't yet found much use for the portability of this gadget, as I don't go many dark places outside home where I have to read...but it could happen.
There are two parts to this book light, the bottom half which has the clip required to slide onto the back cover of your book, and the top half which has the teeny light bulb. The head of the book light can be adjusted, by folding it down in little increments to change the ways in which the light falls onto your book. It folds down only till it hits the right angle mark, but no further. What might have made this product even better would have been if it could fold all the way down, so that when putting the gadget away the bulb is protected. Often I find that when leaving the book light lying around, I'm worried that I might accidentally put something heavy down on top of it, or step on it, and for this reason I think it would have been a good idea to have created a box that it could rest in, which would have also protected it from dust...but that's the neat-freak in me talking.
Barring the couple of flaws mentioned above, I am actually quite pleased with the book light. The light is quite a bright light, but it is more a bluish night light colour than the standard yellowy rays that shine from my ceiling bulb. I am however able to fold the light down enough so that it doesn't hit my eyes, only the pages of the book. The lighting for the book is more than enough, the words are very clear under this light, it's almost like reading in the sun...only without the heat. So far I have only been using it about fifteen minutes every night, before my eyes start to droop. It has been about three weeks now, and I haven't found a change in the brightness of the light.
The clip just slides onto the back cover of your book, often I've found with paperbacks it can tend to feel a little loose, so I clip it onto the cover and the last few pages of the book. On hardbacks it's just the opposite, sometimes I'm worried that the clip will snap, because the back cover is too thick for it, in these instances I just clip it a little bit rather than slide the clip right down the cover. Another point on the clip...if like me you love your books to be all neat without any marks or dents on the covers, I'm happy to say that the clip does not leave any dents on the book, although it does need to be slid on carefully so that it does not chafe the top of the cover.
The battery compartment is located on the back of the book light, with a cover that slides open, much like a T.V remote control, only teenier. Three AG3 batteries are required. The light switch is located on the bottom of the book light, much like a clicky pen, you simply push the button up to turn the light on, and push it again to turn it off.
This book light also works well as a torch, if you need to get up in the middle of the night to gets some nibbles or visit the bathroom, or you think you've seen a ghost, the really tiny book light will light the way.
Five stars for my teeny tiny book light
Summary: Yet another gadget to aid your laziness!
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