Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're stepping away from the book reviews for a moment and diving into a product review. Now before you get yourself in a tizzy, it's STILL BOOKISH as it's a product that helps you read as well in the night as you do in the day. Have you guessed it yet? What's that? A book light? Well you'd be right...but this is something a bit MORE than just another book light. Before I get to far into my own assessment of the product, let's meet and greet it officially. Today's spotlight shines on the....
Beam N Read Hands Free Travel and Reading Light
- For hands free personal light anywhere; extra bright light is easy on the eyes; doesn’t disturb others
- Wide light from 3 LEDs in a row lights up 2 book pages; works with ALL Kindles, eReaders
- BNR Orange Relaxation Filter softens and warms the cool LED light and blocks energizing blue light
- BNR Red Relaxation Filter blocks blue light, reduces ambient light, & helps maintains night vision
- Alkaline AA batteries (not incl) last Extra Long 100 hours, 3-10x longer than most clip-on lights
New edition Beam n Read Hands-Free Light delivers a wide & bright light that lights up 2 book pages and doesn't disturb others. It's a true reading light that works with all printed books, Kindles and other eReaders (whether naked, skinned, or covered), PLUS newspapers, magazines, newsletters, loose documents, and other items that can't support a clip-on light. Worn around the neck, there's no need to shift it when reading paperbacks. Included are two 2 special Relaxation Filters: BNR Orange for a softer, warmer light that blocks energizing blue light (especially useful when reading to relax in bed); BNR Red to block blue light and reduce ambient light for sensitive bed partners. Standard alkaline AA batteries (not included) last an extra long 100 hours, far longer than flashlights and clip-on lights resulting in a lower cost to use (and fewer batteries in the trash). This light is still bright when others have gone dim.
Save batteries for when you're on the go with the optional USB/AC Power Kit with 12 ft of cable that lets you plug into the included USB/AC adapter. Or plug into a USB car adapter/charger, or a computer USB port, or a USB adapter/charger for cell phones, etc. In addition to reading, this 3 LED hands-free light is great for crafts, travel, and walking in dim or dark places such as an attic, basement, or around the house during a power outage. Use it for writing journals, working, camping, changing diapers at night, and a lot more.
Sounds pretty cool, right? It gets even better...and that's from someone that's had the pleasure of trying it out. Yep. Picture it, Halloween night. I'm dressed up and ready to hand out candy to the kids in our neighborhood. Waiting. Outside. In the dark. The neighbors have joined me up and down the street as well....but there's a lull in the trick-or-treat traffic. Whatever shall we do?
Well, I know what I did.
I pulled out my current-read-in-progress and proceeded to read by pumpkin light (we had lighted pumpkins on the driveway)...and failed miserably. Then, I had a light bulb moment. I remembered a new product I needed to test drive and well wouldn't you know, what a PERFECT opportunity to do it! So, I raced inside, grabbed my new Beam n Read LED3 and I was in business.
The portability factor is endless as it's battery powered and takes AA batteries, not some button cell ones that are next to impossible to find let alone replace. The stretchy and adjustable "necklace" it's attached to allows you to hang it over your head (or other convenient location) and adjust the hang length for maximum reading comfort. The easy on/off feature of simply pulling the light head up or down takes away the confusion of searching for tiny buttons and switches in the dark. The three bright LED lights were perfect for illuminating both pages. Now, I read using the standard white lights, perfect for lighting up the night (or your way!) but I also tried it indoors with the orange and red filters. For me, the orange gives the pages a sepia tone, very workable and easy on the eyes, while the red is actually calming. I was surprised actually by the red's affect because when I initially attached the filter I thought....it looks like I'm trying to develop photos in here....but after a few minutes, I could see how easy it was to read the page without disturbing anyone in the vicinity.
The only drawback I experienced for my situation was that I would have liked to see perhaps a hinge that can open/close on the back to raise the device in another way as well...in this case, lifting it away from the body a bit more to hit a more removed reading distance. Perhaps a suggestion for future models...
In the end, it's all in how and when you read. If you're a day reader, you probably have less use for a product like this, but if you're a night reader, or someone who tends to read in places where a touch more light would be ideal, than this is definitely a product I'd recommend you try out the next time you're in the market.
Makes a Great Gift!
"I've never liked clip-on book lights because they add weight to the book, sometimes fall off, make it awkward to hold the book, and interfere with page turning. The Beam N Read has none of these problems, making them a pleasure to use" - BethFishReads.com
"The red filter is my favorite. My hubby doesn't like when I turn on a bright reading light in the dark...It cuts down ambient light, making everyone happy." - Momwitha.com
"The Beam N Read is by far the best personal reading light we have ever come across," - Scott Carmichael, Executive Editor, Gadling.com
Beam N Read USB/AC Power Kit
Save batteries for when you're on the go or the next power outage with the Beam n Read Accessory USB Power Kit. It works with all Beam n Read LED Hands-Free lights (3 and 6 LED lights). In addition to the adapter's 6 foot BnR to USB cable, this kit includes an additional 6 foot USB extension cord letting you work up to 12 feet from a USB-A socket. Need a longer cable? - just add a standard USB extension cable. Use the included USB/AC adapter or a USB DC car adapter/charger, or a computer's USB port, or the USB adapter/charger for your cell phone, e-reader, etc. You may leave batteries in the Beam n Read or take them out to make a super lightweight light. Please note this kit is for external power adapter and will not recharge batteries.
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Until next time...happier reading in the day AND the night!