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Subject: Light Wedges? Tried 'em?
Date Posted: 1/11/2008 8:00 PM ET
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Has anyone tried the Light Wedges in the Kiosk yet?  How do you like it if you have?  I was poking around the Kiosk and noticed them.  I'm forever reading late at night in bed and it would be nice to have something that didn't shine in my husband's eyes while he's trying to sleep.

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 8:17 PM ET
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Oh. I thought that said "wedgies". LOL! A light "wedgie" as opposed to an "atomic" wedgie. :D
Date Posted: 1/11/2008 9:08 PM ET
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I have a light wedge but am not that crazy about it.  It is designed for the size of a mass market paperback so doesn't really cast light effectively over a page larger than that.  I must turn it sideways and sort of scroll down the page.  Plus, the glass or whatever material it is scratches VERY easily.  On the plus side, it does limit the light to the page only so it doesn't disturb another person.

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 10:12 PM ET
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I have both sizes and I use the larger one more.  I like the little plastic thingy that slides onto it so you can kind of "hang" it on the book.  It works well, although if you read fast you have to move it a lot as you turn pages.

Date Posted: 1/12/2008 12:27 AM ET
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I have one and I like it.  It has advantages and disadvantages. 

The good points are that it emits light that won't make your brain stay awake-as a regular lamp would-if you are reading before bedtime.  The light only illuminates one page, so it won't disturb others who are trying to sleep.  The larger size does a great job at holding the page down, and the wedge can also be used as a temporary bookmark. 

The disadvantages are that (as someone mentioned) the glass scratches easily and that it takes some getting used to flipping pages and moving the wedge to each page as you read. 

Overall, I like the wedge light, but for the price, I wish the glass didn't scratch so easily.  The scratches don't interfere with reading, but I do notice them at times.



Last Edited on: 1/12/08 12:28 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/12/2008 12:14 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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I like mine overall. I often read in bed lying on my side rather than sitting up, and this light works well in that position. It does make a funny ripple pattern where the two light sources intersect (picture the ripples you get if you drop two pebbles in a pond about a foot apart), which can be distracting at first, but I can ignore that after the first couple of pages.

Date Posted: 1/12/2008 12:28 PM ET
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Thanks y'all.  I hadn't thought about having to continually move it as I read. I do read fairly fast so that would probably annoy me.

LeeAnne!  I'll be sending you an atomic wedgie!  LOL!!!

Date Posted: 1/12/2008 12:40 PM ET
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Heh. I'm goin' commando! :P