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Old 11-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #174
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Originally Posted by Michele View Post
I'd really appreciate some input from owners of the lighted K3 cover:

Still seeking a workable alternative to PW for reading in the dark, I got the lighted cover for my Kindle Keyboard from Amazon after reading glowing reviews here and on Amazon, specifically that it lights the whole page, and not just the corner.

The cover just arrived I'm really shocked at how it truly does not provide enough light across the page to read in the dark, and concentrates primarily in the corner, just as pictured in the Amazon photo (the top review reassures that the light fully casts upon the page.)

Why there is so much discrepancy between my experience and that of others? I'd like to hear what your own experience is with it before I return another handful of Amazon products.

Now I'm considering getting the new basic Kindle with the better contrast and I'm looking for a bright, white light similar to that of the Mighty Bright Xflex2, but without the weight and awkwardness of the 3 AA batteries. Any suggestions?

tl;dr: 1) why isn't my lighted cover as good as everyone says it is? 2) which booklight is as bright as a Mighty Bright Xflex2 but is less heavy due to batteries?
I have the lighted cover, and although the light obviously isn't uniformly even across the screen, I find that it works great and lights up the entire screen. Without directly comparing our covers, there's no way for me to tell if yours is defective, but maybe you can ask for an exchange. There's also the possibility that maybe we have different expectations for the same product, but as I said earlier, there's no way for me to tell without directly comparing our covers. Maybe you can upload a picture of how yours looks so that we have at least some idea of what you're seeing. The tricky thing with lighting is that it's hard to capture exactly what you're seeing due to things like the camera's settings, sensors, dynamic range, etc, but at least we'd have an idea.
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