Thursday, April 26, 2007

Product Review: LightWedge

You know the drill. One of you wants to sleep, the other wants to stay up and read. But you’re away from home, at a hotel, a relative’s house or in a tent. Lamps aren’t in convenient places and going to another room to read might not be an option.

But luckily for us bibliophiles, some clever person invented the Lightwedge! It’s a thin piece of plexiglass, lit by an LED powered by four AAA batteries. Just put the Lightwedge over your page and turn it on!

I bough the paperback size Lightwedge and it’s pretty cool. It’s small, light, powerful, and fits in a book just like a bookmark. It’s much more convenient than the book lights that were around in the ‘80s. If, like me, you like to read in bed all cuddled up with book, blanket and cat, the Lightwedge doesn’t get in the way at all. And you can keep it in your book when you’re not using it.

My only quibble is that the light arcs of the two LEDs overlap, creating a faint wave-patterned shadow on the page. This is an extremely minor flaw though, and overall, this is an excellent product. Four AAA batteries give you forty hours of light. That’s a lot of late-night reading while your spouse snores in the dark!

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Yes, you really should get your sleep! I love those book lights too. I have 4 books on my nightstand I'm trying to finish right now. What else am I going to do when I'm bedridden?

Crabby McSlacker said...

I love the lightwedge, though I don't use it myself. I bought one for my Extremely Significant Other because her regular booklight was keeping me from dropping off. It works better for both of us than her old book light, and the batteries last longer. She does complain, however, that the surface gets all scratchy over time. (Same thing seems to be happening with my surface too, but she has the sense not to complain about that.)

December Quinn said...

I must have one of these.

pacatrue said...

Thanks for the rec, bunny. It seems great. We too have the same problem where my booklight bugs my wife. She's even taken to wearing one of the masks.

TX Runner Girl said...

Thanks for the tip! I need this for the nights and early mornings when the kiddo decides that she wants to sleep with me and stirs everytime I try to get out of bed to study in the other room!

Cliff Tam said...

Great gadget....