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Old 02-22-2007, 03:50 AM   #16
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How does the light fasten on to the Reader? It's not obvious from the picture.
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:00 AM   #17
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It clips to the jacket.
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:33 AM   #18
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We saw a pre-production version, and it does clip very nicely to the the case.

There is some room for the clip between the case and the back of the Reader because of the circular fastener in the middle of the back. If I remember correctly, you should also be able to clip it very firmly and conveniently to both sides of the cover together, with the front folded all the way around so the clip holds the cover open. I seem to remember that it was not an issue with the default cover, so I expect it's also not a problem with the upgraded covers offered by Sony.

The B&D fancy leather cover might be a different issue because it can't fold open completely, but I think it should work fine clipping onto just the back cover. I doubt it would damage the leather. Nathan may remember more detail...
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:18 PM   #19
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I've got one of the original lights (more or less the same, but silver instead of black). You've pretty well nailed it on the description, Bob. Only thing I'd add is that Barnes & Noble usually stock the original silver version, so anyone near one of their stores can easily get a quick look at it.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:22 PM   #20
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It clips to the jacket.
Thanks! It looks quite nice, but I don't think I'll bother buying one simply because I don't find myself reading in places where lights are not available.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:30 PM   #21
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It's pretty rare for me too, Harry. 'Bout the only time I need a reading light is when we're visiting relatives who don't have reading lights on both sides of the bed. Somehow, I always end up on the 'other' side, but that's not a big deal when I've got one along with me.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:41 PM   #22
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I envy you.
You are lucky ones.
I have got a daily problem.
I always read before I fall asleep. However, my other half cannot sleep with the lights on. So, I had to make a makeshift wall from capboard and buy a special light with a clip to attach it to our headboard and point it away from my other half's direction. It improved the situation a little bit but not entirely. It is not completely dark in the room and she is not heppy with it So, I definitely need something else. I have tried 3 different from Watersonte (bookshop in the UK), they are so lame. Not enough light at all. I hope someone is going to sell something good in the UK so I can try it.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:48 PM   #23
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Anyone knows an alternative in the UK?
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:00 PM   #24
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It is not completely dark in the room and she is not heppy with it So, I definitely need something else.
Well, I s'pose you could try something like this or this.
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Well, I s'pose you could try something like this or this.
Oh, great!
At least you have not suggested a new wife
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Nah, a good wife is too hard to find. From what I've been told (I haven't looked myself, you understand), a good husband is even harder to find. I've got an excellent wife, who, fortunately, is completely unbothered by light when she's sleeping.
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:27 PM   #28
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OK - this lite's bright.. So bright actually that my girlfriend asked me to turn it off and use the bedside lamp..
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Sony has now added a battery powered light accessory for the Sony Reader. Price is set at $14.95. The light is made by Great Point Light, and appears to be equivalent to the black version of this model (GP-02), which shows a price of only $9.99.

Correction: The equivalent light is model GP-02-1164, which is also $14.95 at BiggerAndBetter. It features a different texture for better protection and coloring that matches the Sony Reader.

The 2-LED light is Sony model PRSLIGHT01, and has a flexible neck which is important in order to properly position for coverage and minimum glare. I can confirm that light positioning is important after using a Z-light purchased at Borders. That light works well, but I do find myself desiring more flexibility in light placement.

The product description from Sony states "Say goodbye to strained eyes and hello to the PRSLIGHT01 Flex-Neck 2 LED light. The PRSLIGHT01 is ideal for the Portable Reader, notebook computers, books and just about anywhere you need extra light. Featuring a flexible metal neck and a strong soft-touch clip, this light can grip to most surfaces and bend to precise positions for all your needs. For added convenience, the head of the Flex-Neck fits into the clip and stows easily for travel. Two bright LED lights illuminate a large area, making tasks more enjoyable. Replaceable CR2032 lithium batteries are included and provide up to 20 hours of bright light."

Features:
* 20 Hours of Bright Light with included CR2032 lithium batteries
* Two LEDs
* Flex-Neck Design

The Sony Style site also indicates that the light is "in the process of being shipped to our retail partners. Please visit sonystyle.com or a Sony Style store near you to pre-order or purchase this product now." However, it's not clear if this is a default web page artifact at the store, or an indication that it will show up in non-Sony retail outlets.

The store also gives some "remarkable" extended warranty offers for this $15 light! These rates are obviously standard tier pricing, and it doesn't make much sense for this product:
* Standard Limited Warranty [$0]
* 2 Year Replacement Plan with Accidental Damage from Handling [$17.99]
* 3 Year Replacement Plan with Accidental Damage from Handling [$24.99]
* 2 Year Replacement Plan [$10.99]
* 3 Year Replacement Plan [$14.99]

While I wouldn't recommend the extended warranties, this looks like a nice option for a Sony Reader light. If you want to save a few dollars, you might consider checking out the Bigger And Better link above, but we do not yet have any confirmation that the products are equivalent. As indicated above, the cheaper light is not equivalent.

Thanks to Xtremegene for finding the accessory at the Sony Style site, and Karen for pointing out the product equivalencies! (Btw, the product mismatch in my original post was my error, not Karen's.)
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OK - this lite's bright.. So bright actually that my girlfriend asked me to turn it off and use the bedside lamp..
Good news. I am going to wait till Sony start selling the reader in the UK, then I am going to try this light (if it doesn't suit me I can easily return it vs. buying it from the USA).
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You know I ended up purchasing this one and actually it's not that bad. Much better than the single little lens and IMO it lights up the whole screen well enough to see. I got the red one in anticipation of my RED leather jacket that doesn't exist yet

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