This could most likely start with a pun about books offering mental illumination, besides, properly, the Lumio Mini+ isn’t really a ebook in any respect. It appears to be like like a small hardcover ebook, 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 automotive tenting mild supply.
The lamp places out 250 lumens, in a large and mushy sample, simply and fantastically lighting a tent or the again of a car. The robust, 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 ebook utterly, touching the back and front cowl with the colourful strip on the backbone performing as a stand; hooked up to a bit of steel by the magnetic backbone; and so on. The checklist is impressively lengthy. That is actually one of the best a part of the lamp. Yeah, it appears to be like and feels cool. But it surely’s secure, simple to discover a spot for, and may be adjusted to offer completely different angles and paths of sunshine.
A USB wire to cost the gadget, and a lightning cable to recharge iPhones are included within the backbone. Lumio claims that the lamp offers eight hours of battery life, although in my expertise, 7 is extra correct. Additionally they declare the built-in iPhone charger can cost the most recent X mannequin thrice on a cost. The pages are water resistant Tyvek, they usually really feel fairly sturdy, although I’d take care to maintain them comparatively clear.
The ebook weighs three-quarters of a pound, so it’s a bit heavy for backpacking, however a terrific and great-looking lantern for automotive tenting. Steady, a delightful mild, and, did I point out it appears to be like superior?
It does price greater than I’d usually spend on a camp mild, 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 mild choices
The Purpose 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. Isn’t a ebook form, although. $70
I toss a number of of those Black Diamond Moji Lanterns into the bag for automotive tenting journeys. Cheap orbs that put out a great mild. $20.
The UCO Leschi is a cool little lantern with a shock wire attachment so it may be secured nearly wherever, lighting up no matter you want. $13.