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TadW
12-01-2007, 05:39 PM
Obviously e-ink is great and all that, but when it's dark, we're in trouble. :p

Has anyone already bought a mobile reading light that would fit with the Kindle and give an OK light at night?

tsgreer
12-01-2007, 08:48 PM
Obviously e-ink is great and all that, but when it's dark, we're in trouble. :p

Has anyone already bought a mobile reading light that would fit with the Kindle and give an OK light at night?

I got the MightyBright XtraFlex2. Clips on the case of the Kindle, very easy to read with and my girlfriend stopped growling at me when I read at night. Yay! Fast shipping. Takes 3 AAA batteries or works with an AC adapter. I was lucky, my phone charger (which is by my bed) works with it, so I usually have it plugged in there.

It's the same one that Amazon was offering, but I bought it from mightybright.com because Amazon was sold out. It's the first booklight I have ever used and I'm very pleased with it. There are threads discussing it somewhere....

wallcraft
12-01-2007, 10:40 PM
See But what about the Kindle's Reading Light? (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16593). So far, no one has reported finding a light that clips to the Kindle itself (rather than the case).

catsittingstill
12-10-2007, 12:16 AM
FWIW, I read paper books all the time with a little headlamp I use for camping. I think it cost about 25$, which is probably more than the clip-on lights you're talking about, but I had it handy so...

Plus it's helpful for finding my way to the bathroom at night without stubbing my toes. :)

strevena
01-05-2008, 02:02 AM
I very rarely have a need to read away from a light source with my Kindle. However, it does happen from time to time. While camping I always use an LED headlamp for reading. I found a very inexpensive (about $5) solution that is not bulky at all in the Energizer Trim Flex LED. I found this at Target today back with the flashlights. Here's a webpage with all the specifics of this light:

http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/entrfl.htm

Because it uses the button batteries, and has no AC adapter, this is a light use device. If you need something for every night look for one with a plug. :bulb2:

drgnbear
01-06-2008, 02:34 AM
Buy this light http://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Bright-Naturalamp-Spectrum-Daylight/dp/B000GFEZ4G/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1199601241&sr=8-6 the full spectrum natural lighting makes a HUGE difference. I can;t stand the blue cast of LED lights.

tsgreer
01-07-2008, 01:39 PM
You can also go the the mightybright.com website and order it directly and there are plenty of others to choose from there too. :)

TallMomof2
01-08-2008, 04:14 PM
I was at my local Costco today and they had book lights but they weren't with the books but in the hardware section.

rationalbiker
01-19-2008, 12:20 AM
Let me suggest something less traditional in terms of "book lights". For $9.95 you can get an I-Sight EarLight which I found very functional for reading (among other things).

http://www.botachtactical.com/earlight.html

I have used this with reading glasses as well and it works fine for me.

Drevil123
05-20-2008, 08:16 PM
Nothing beats those nifty LED lights on Mighty Bright. Best product to read in the dark with.

daffy4u
05-20-2008, 09:43 PM
I also purchased a MightyBright light that clips onto my Kindle cover. I like the 3 bulbs for wider coverage. Nice white light which I have used in a totally dark room. Very adjustable. I purchased one without the AC cord from Boarders for about $15. It uses 3 AAA batteries.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n301/DebInVenice/booklight.jpg

http://www.mightybright.com/Book_Lights/61/ProductDetail.html

badgoodDeb
05-21-2008, 02:55 PM
Thank you for the pic and the link. It's also available on Amazon, for a few bucks less:
here-really-long-link (http://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Bright-Telescoping-Triple-Deluxe/dp/1891747851/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1211392312&sr=8-2)

brecklundin
05-22-2008, 04:13 AM
if you do not mind a visor or baseball cap then these lights are PERFECT options:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_hg/102-1296506-2429760?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=cap+led+light

I actually have several I use for things like working in the car, under the house or wherever I need my hands free to work on something. I know they have all manner of light spectrums to be had so one has to fit an individual needs. They too are dead cheap and last FOREVER.

moz
05-22-2008, 08:31 AM
I use an old head torch that is way superseded for what I do outside. It's 3AA's, 3 LED's and a great reading light - not too bright, runs for a long time (over a week continuously if you forget to turn it off). Those are cheap now, even the $2 ones should be ok.

JSWolf
05-22-2008, 10:36 AM
Another thread on a reading light... ACK! Please see the URL below for a well established thread on reading lights complete with some pictures as well...

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9362

daffy4u
05-22-2008, 10:47 AM
But that thread is in the Sony forum. :) I would not have gone there to look for a book light info when talking about the Kindle.

JSWolf
05-22-2008, 10:52 AM
Yes, I know it's in the Sony forum. But the Sony Reader PRS-500 needed a light long before the Kindle was even known about.

daffy4u
05-22-2008, 11:04 AM
What I'm saying is that I have a Kindle and I look through the Kindle forum for items people have used with the Kindle. It would not have been my first thought to look in the Sony or any forum.

JSWolf
05-22-2008, 11:21 AM
If we had more people looking in the Sony forum, we'd be avoiding duplicate threads on lights, external battery chargers, and others. Sony has had the 500 long enough that there would be a chance it's discussed there.

What I do is just search for what I am looking for and have a look at the search results no matter which forum they come from. What we really need is a generic eink reader forum for these sorts of threads.

daffy4u
05-22-2008, 11:26 AM
What I do is just search for what I am looking for and have a look at the search results no matter which forum they come from. What we really need is a generic eink reader forum for these sorts of threads.

That would probably be good.

When I use the search function I'll use a term like "Kindle whatever", if it returns something not in the Kindle forum, I ignore it. Now, I won't since I know some items will overlap.

pilotbob
05-22-2008, 12:38 PM
If we had more people looking in the Sony forum, we'd be avoiding duplicate threads on lights, external battery chargers, and others. Sony has had the 500 long enough that there would be a chance it's discussed there.

Perhaps reader accessories should be a combined thread rather than for each reader section? After all, many of the accessories apply to many devices... and some comes for multiple readers such as medge covers, etc.

BOb

jamdae
10-11-2008, 05:33 PM
I use the great point light visit http://www.biggerandbrighter.com . It is similar to the mighty bright but weighs less because it uses (2) 2032 batteries (weight and size of 2 dimes, but costs $1.50 - $2.00 each).