Monday, October 04, 2004


Somebody had a bright idea when they came up with the Lightwedge. It's a reading light for books made out of a sheet of optical-grade (whatever that means) acrylic and illuminated by LEDs. The LEDs light the acrylic which in turn evenly lights the entire page you're reading. This seems like a better idea than traditional book lights, which tend to brightly light one spot of the page only.

long. lasting.
You'll need four AAA batteries to power the thing, but they'll supposedly last a whopping 40 hours. That's probably enough time to read The Lord of the Rings several times over, even if you're a slllooowww rrreeeaaadddeeerr.

how. cool. is. this?
You can also buy a nightvision version of the Lightwedge, "perfect for sailors, astronomers and aviators." And just plain fun for everyone else! Both versions have two brightness settings. The nightvision version is $44.95, while the regular is $34.95 and a smaller, paperback model is $24.95.


Blogger Milo said...

Just remember to leave the plastic coating things on (like the ones that come on PDAs) because you will scratch the sh*t out of it. And then it ceases to be transparent.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Muness Alrubaie said...

A little froogling for best prices (incl. s/h) turns up Alibris ($26.21 + 3.49 or free on orders > $49) and QVC ($27.90 + 4.47).

11:30 AM  
Blogger Fyse said...

I've been following Funfurde for ages now, but this is the first thing I reckon I might actually buy. Those things look awesome, and I've even managed to find a UK based website that sells them.

4:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Fyse,

Could you post link a for that UK site where you found the wedge (or any EU site for that matter..)


6:22 AM  
Blogger Fyse said...

The website I found is...

They seem to sell in the UK, and to 'the rest of the world', as they put it. So that ought to cover mainland Europe, I guess!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Feng Qin said...

So amazing this light. The fist time I look at it, one thing come through my mind: Is it the laptop?? No... it's not actually. Anyway, keep it up. K!!

11:59 PM  
Blogger f. g. gago said...

This is a good one!
For some time I´ve been trying to find or even design myself a light such as this one, now I think my search is over...

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

therea a big difference in price between orering it from the UK and the USA..

7:01 PM  
Blogger Ngakaari said...

All us bookworm's need something like that, heh.

5:15 AM  

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