Originally Posted by DMB
I love my Kindle, but most advantages disappear at night if you use the lighted cover, as I do. That diagonal light gives an unevenness down the page that is anything but easy on the eyes.
I love my lighted cover. I love that the light gets its power from the Kindle, so I don't have to worry about batteries or charging it. I love that the light disappears into the cover, such that people aren't even aware it has a light. I love my cover's apple-greenness even.
But, yes, I would have to concede its actual lighting is not optimum for me, in the way described, though not intolerable.
In all my years of reading (pbooks inclusive) I've never had much luck with book-lights. Their weight, build quality, globe-lifetime, light colour, light quality...it's all been a frustration that would easily be solved with my bedside light if it wasn't such a disturbance to The Loved One. ~sigh~
[EDIT: Oops, I'm at risk of derailing the conversation towards a purely book-light discussion. Please don't follow my lead, people! Sorry, spellbanisher ]