6. iKross – Best Reading Light for Ereaders
Not every ereader on the market comes with built-in LEDs. That’s when a separate reading light becomes a must-have item for ebook fans.
If you’re a passionate book lover who spends several hours reading every week, consider an advanced ereader with better lighting. But if you love your current unlit device, this iKross item would be a more financially effective option.
From the look of it, the iKross is designed exactly for ereaders. It is small in size, and modest in weight (1.6 ounces). On the head are 2 LEDs, whose brightness has two levels for you to choose. It has a flexible neck that you can fold easily and put into your pocket. It’s the perfect gadget that you can bring along anywhere for reading on a small device.
One of the problems with normal reading lights is that they need a very big clip to keep themselves from falling off the book. If used on an ereader, the clip may cover a part or create shadows on the screen, which is extremely annoying. This is where the iKross stands out.
Thanks to its small size and lightweightness, this reading light can have a thin, long and narrow clip. It clamps exactly onto the side of your ebook reader without touching the screen. As its very strong, the clip can keep the item still even with a cover on.
The only minus point for this iKross is that it does not have built-in battery. However, used around 45 minutes a day, the light can go 3 to 4 weeks with 3 AAA batteries. That’s just about as long as a Kindle does.
In addition, some users have complained about the illumination being a little too strong for a read in the dark. That is, however, a matter of personal preference.