Another of the items that quickly became apparent as being essential to maximise my enjoyment of the Sony e book reader was some sort of backlight. The Sony E reader is such a nifty little product providing ease, comfort and endless enjoyment to people who love reading like me, however one of its few flaws for me was the lack of the screen being backlit. Obviously they have made this so due to battery life, which isn't great anyway, but the lack of a light can make it awkward in dim lit conditions and even moderate lighting still is not enough.
So I went on the hunt for some sort of usb back light which I had heard were available. However, when browsing on line I came across the Sony PRS_ACL1 which was both a cover and a light. Now I already had the brown cover the E reader comes with but the idea of having an all in one cover and lighting systems seemed to appeal more, especially as I use the product in a portable fashion too.
Basically, your e reader slots into the middle of this casing which has a light strip along the top. This strip provides more than enough light to the book and solves the problems of being unable to see it in dark conditions all at once. Its nifty, stylish, discrete and does not in anyway impact on being able to make the reader portable. The casing is a stiff black durable material, far more stylish than the brown one you get as standard with the reader too.
All in all what more can be said about this product other than the fact that it does exactly as promised providing a much needed light source to the e reader for journeys, dark rooms or bed time reading.
Well worth investing in!
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Ideal for on the plane or for bedtime stories, this optional Reader case has a discrete light so you can enjoy reading your eBooks in dark or low light conditions.