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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Robotic LED Book Light vs Energizer LED Head Light

I bought this amazing looking robotic book light for $12.79.

When I got it home, it died. After turning it on 3 times. Fine, I thought, must be the battery. I bought new batteries the next day and put them in.


I emailed the seller and told him the problem. He kindly sent out another one. It worked. For about 10 minutes. Then it went dim, then it flickered, making it impossible to read.

The robotic action is impressive the first few times but it gets annoying. You can't move it from side to side, and it gets in the way when you are turning the pages.

So, I concluded, I must have been unlucky and received 2 duds.


This link shows reviews of the same product citing the same problems.


So, I still didn't have a reading light and I was $12.79 down (plus $5 for batteries!)

At the supermarket that night I discovered the Energizer LED Head Beam.

It was more expensive at around $35-$40 but it has a lifetime warranty, the beam is strong and easy to read with, it has 50 hour battery operation, it swivels and is hands free.


And the coolest thing is you can wear it and scare your friends doing Terminator impersonations with the red night vision light.

Or was that just me?


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