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Old 10-29-2006, 04:41 AM   #61
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I went ahead and got the NexxTech light from Circuit City, linked on the first page... it incidentally seems to have been taken off their website already as well.

My initial impressions: In a completely dark room, I don't think the light is bright enough to read comfortably. Maybe my eyes suck too much, but it's not that comfortable...I guess I'm just used to lots of ambient light (from a table lamp or overhead lights). Furthermore, I'm not sure if it's the design or just because it is really cheap, but the earhook annoys the crud out of me. I can't really move my head much without the hook disconnecting (but which can be put together again easily). My main reason in getting this one over any of the others is because I already have rechargeable AAA batteries and I'm too lazy/cheap to deal with yet another type of batteries (the nice round ones).
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Old 10-29-2006, 10:11 AM   #62
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One can also use the headlamps sold for outdoor activities.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:14 AM   #63
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned this interesting temporary alternative....

You can use the backlight on a Treo or other PDA with a mostly white page displayed as your Sony Reader light!
And limit the super long battery life of the Sony Reader with the 4~5 hours of a PDA?
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:31 PM   #64
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One can also use the headlamps sold for outdoor activities.
I've finally settled on this solution. I've tried every book light device I could find and have not been happy.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:56 PM   #65
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Perhaps, the problem is not so much which book light to use, but how to use it? Many book lights will allow you to adjust the angle at which the light falls onto the page, and when the angle is not direct 90 degrees, the reading may be much more comfortable.

I use the CYCLOPS 3-LED Book light (see the picture below), which I bought a long while ago. It's a bit expensive, but it may be worth it. When the light falls at the about 60 degree angle from the right the reading is just about as comfortable, as with an overhead lamp.

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I have tested my 3 LED booklight with my Sony Reader and I think it works quite well. The clip is nice and tight and you can push it all the way down on one part of the cover.

The light is without spots. The only thing is that the downpart is a little darker then the top but still good readable. Reflection is no issue because it's a matter of good adjustment. I think I will stick with this for now.
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:49 PM   #68
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Excellent, I'm glad you found something that works for you!
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I have tried the 3 LED light for almost a week now and I think it's close to be perfect.

Reflection of the LED's on the screen? Not equal lighted screen? Here's a tip:

Clip it on the right side. This will give you equal light on the screen. And you can tilt the Reader without reflection on the screen.



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What is it actually clipped to? The cover? The unit?
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What is it actually clipped to? The cover? The unit?

To the cover directly behind the Reader.
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:38 AM   #72
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Cool. That's the Great Point Light you show in other photos?
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Yep that's the one. The light is in real even better because the camera shows reflection on the right side of the housing that in reality is way less.
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:34 PM   #74
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Something like the old GBA Triton Labs Afterburner kit would be perfect. The GBA product was an LED driven lightguide that installed inside the GBA case and looked stock.

If you're not sure what I'm talking about google for "GBA Triton Labs Afterburner"
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:41 PM   #75
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Like this:

http://www.hahotech.com/english/en_flu.htm

Looks like they make different sizes, maybe be possible to get one custom for the sony..
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