The crappy thing about my (old school) Kindle and all the other e-ink based e-readers out there is that while they’re great for reading outside and in other well-lit areas, you can’t read them in bed, in a dark room (while on Dating in the Dark or an actual dark room), the trunk of a car, a dark alley (if you still have it after the mugging), divorce court or any other dark place. That’s why God invented the iPad with its back-lit screen. But then THAT is hard to read in the sunshine and for extended periods of time. So what do you do if you’re not rich or cool or foolish with your money enough to own BOTH devices?
The solution is M-Edge’s new touch-activated e-reader booklight — the e-Luminator Touch.
The $19.99 accessory, which is compatible with all of M-Edge’s jackets for the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo e-readers, has a sleep timer that turns the light off after 60 minutes of inactivity, three light-intensity settings, and a paperclip-style attachment that allows you to clip the booklight onto traditional books, magazines, or newspapers. (That said, I’m wondering if that traditional booklight I purchased years ago and never use could be clipped onto my Kindle? Or even my iPad so I can pretend I’m reading at the beach instead of a dark alley? I’ll let you know.)
Anyway, the e-Luminator Touch is available in white or graphite and runs for 20 hours on one AAA battery at the medium setting. You can get it here from M-Edge’s website: http://www.medgestore.com.