Thursday, February 4, 2010

I need a book light

I badly need a book light. Because the best time to read without other stuff to think about is when you're in the bed waiting for the sleep to arrive. It's the only time when you're not worried about checking the mail every five minutes or looking what others are tweeting about. The only time you have when the book is the world for you.

But then there's the problem of light. When you're at the bed it's dark. No luxury of a bedlight which you can turn off just on the moment sleep engulfs you. We people are boarders. No one to turn our lights off when we fall into sleep. So the only option seems to be a booklight.

I browsed sites about booklights for several days, but still haven't made up the mind to buy any particular one. Firstly, there was the problem of no credit card, but that problem will soon be solved with a Sampath web card. Then the price. A fairly good one will cost at least $15 which of course is too much for a chap like me. And the other problem is charging it. Seems most of the lights available on ebay are battery powered, AAA ones in that case. Their prices ain't sweet either. Of course, a recharger has to be bought, but still have to pay some handsome money for that, too. The best option would be to look for a light coming with a power pack, as the laptops do. Not quite sure of the availability anyway.

If anyone of you readers have experience in using one, please be kind to share the story.


Anonymous said...

For me the easiest way to read books in bed is to read ebooks on my phone. It's easy to hold and doesn't need extra light. But I do own several of these book lights. (The one on the left side picture)

තමීර | Thameera on February 4, 2010 at 9:59 PM said...

Hmm, that's a good option, but my N70 won't have much of that luxury. Anyway, nothing can get you the feel of the touch of a real book ;)

e4c5 on February 7, 2010 at 7:41 PM said...

There are small USB desk lights in pettah and I have seen them at Unity Plaza also. They can be a good substitute for book lights.

තමීර | Thameera on February 7, 2010 at 7:44 PM said...

Ah, didn't know that. Should check if it's possible to use then at bed

Gennice on February 9, 2010 at 4:13 PM said...

I would recommend trying the new iPad for that kind of reading. It may be not so cheap but...

This is awesome too. I would like to try one of these and I think i will, soon... :)

තමීර | Thameera on February 9, 2010 at 5:03 PM said...

Yeah, iPad will be a great companion in the bed ;) Still it's only for ebooks. Need to finish off my paperback collection :)

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