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Old 06-13-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Kobo Touch Booklight?

I'm looking for a Kobo Touch book light that does not rely on button cells for it's power.

The Belkin Book light worked great on the Kobo WiFi and original Kobo models, but with the narrower bezel and thinner size, that one doesn't fit well anymore.

The ideal would be an LED booklight that takes a single AAA battery, but even one that takes 2 or 3 would be usable.

Any ideas?

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Old 06-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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The Verso rechargeable clip light for ereaders is available at most Chapters/Indigo stores, fits both the new & old, and works great. Also, it's rechargeable via USB (takes a micro, just like the Touch) and that means never ever having to buy batteries again.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:25 AM   #3
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Except it costs a bunch more.
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Except it costs a bunch more.

Only once... where with the other Verso clip light you have to buy batteries for every time they die.

If you get a fairly slim booklight for an ereader, it'll use button cells- button cells which are fairly pricey and all look the same, so not as easy to obtain as good 'ol triple-As.
Get a booklight which takes the AAA batteries, and you're adding a fair bit of weight.

There's advantages and disadvantages to everything, but I like thinking of the long-term use and how much hassle I won't have to deal with later. The amount of time I've not spent looking for replacement button cells, the amount of money I haven't spent on replacement batteries of any kind, and the slim and fairly light form are all well worth it to me... but it might not be worth it to everyone.
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Button cells have their advantages in weight and size but generally they are very expensive. But I have found a source on Amazon that sells 5 or 10 (depending on the size) for about $3 shipped free. It has changed my whole attitude on button cells.

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The Verso rechargeable clip light for ereaders is available at most Chapters/Indigo stores, fits both the new & old, and works great. Also, it's rechargeable via USB (takes a micro, just like the Touch) and that means never ever having to buy batteries again.
available at futureshop here in canada for 39.99


heres the link

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...3e62e9e0e3en02

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