This could most likely start with a pun about books offering mental illumination, besides, properly, the Lumio Mini+ isn’t really a e book in any respect. It appears to be like like a small hardcover e book, and it does certainly have “pages.” However crack open the backbone, and the pages accordion outward, lit by mushy LED lights. You see the temptation for a pun.
Whereas this lighting was seemingly designed for an clever show on an city hipster’s bookshelf, it makes an excellent automobile tenting gentle supply.
The lamp places out 250 lumens, in a large and mushy sample, simply and superbly lighting a tent or the again of a car. The powerful, magnetic backbone and hardcover imply the lamp may be oriented in a ton of helpful methods. Unfold it open and lay it on its again; open it and stand it on finish; open the e book utterly, touching the back and front cowl with the colourful strip on the backbone performing as a stand; connected to a bit of steel by the magnetic backbone; and so on. The checklist is impressively lengthy. That is actually the very best a part of the lamp. Yeah, it appears to be like and feels cool. However it’s steady, simple to discover a spot for, and may be adjusted to supply completely different angles and paths of sunshine.
A USB twine to cost the system, and a lightning cable to recharge iPhones are included within the backbone. Lumio claims that the lamp gives eight hours of battery life, although in my expertise, 7 is extra correct. Additionally they declare the built-in iPhone charger can cost the latest X mannequin thrice on a cost. The pages are waterproof Tyvek, and so they really feel fairly sturdy, although I might take care to maintain them comparatively clear.
The e book weighs three-quarters of a pound, so it’s a bit heavy for backpacking, however an amazing and great-looking lantern for automobile tenting. Steady, a delightful gentle, and, did I point out it appears to be like superior?
It does value greater than I’d usually spend on a camp gentle, retailing for $150. However for a book-loving camper with a style for aesthetics, it’s about as cool as lighting choices get.
$150 • BUY
Let there be extra gentle choices
The Aim Zero Lantern and USB Energy Hub places out 400 lumens and also will cost telephones and tablets and might itself be recharged by way of a small photo voltaic panel. Is just not a e book form, although. $70
I toss a number of of those Black Diamond Moji Lanterns into the bag for automobile tenting journeys. Cheap orbs that put out a very good gentle. $20.
The UCO Leschi is a cool little lantern with a shock twine attachment so it may be secured nearly anyplace, lighting up no matter you want. $13.