By the Light of My Mighty Bright: A Perfect Kindle Book Light

Everyone knows the Kindle doesn’t have backlighting. (Readers like the Kindle and the Sony eReader that use electronic ink don’t.) And I’m glad it doesn’t, because I spend all day staring into backlit screens, and that is not something you want to do for hours on end.


So what to do in ill-lit situations? Get a book light, obviously.

Ah, but which one? For the Kindle’s screen, as matte as it is, has one problem that most paper doesn’t: glare, if your light’s at the wrong angle.

No big deal; that just means you need to get one with a REALLY flexible neck.

Like the Mighty Bright XtraFlex2.

Runs on 3 AAA batteries (not included), and features two very bright LED bulbs (and, through the love that is being LED lights, use little power and last nigh forever). You can choose to have both on, or just one on, depending on how much light you need. And you can position and angle the head perfectly to avoid glare at just about any angle you hold your Kindle.

Witness these pictures below the cut:

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