Feeds
75%
M-Edge e-Luminator Touch

M-Edge e-Luminator Touch

Lights up e-books. Lights up books too

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Accessory of the Week The Kindle may have a screen that works well in bright light, but the quid pro quo is poor visibility in the dark. No backlight, you see.

Enter M-Edge's e-Luminator Touch, a tiny angle-poise lamp for e-book readers - and paper books too.

M-Edge e-Luminator Touch

The bottom end of the accessory is built like one of those clip-over-the-page bookmarks, but it also slips into slots in M-Edge's Kindle cases. I tried out it with the company's zippered Latitude Remix jacket. I also gaffer-taped it to the back of the Kindle, which is a handy alternative to buying a case from a specific vendor, or if you don't want a case at all.

Unlike Belkin's bulky eBook Light, the M-Edge is slim, feather-light and powered by a single AAA battery. A touch-sensitive key above the LED lamp cycles through turning the light on, three brightness levels, and off again, so you can find the level of illumination you like best.

M-Edge e-Luminator Touch

Works with books and mags too

RH Recommended Medal

The light pivots relative to the bookmark clip. That and the bendy-but-holds-its-position stalk on which the LED is mounted, means you can pretty much position the light where you want it.

The beam is nicely focused to fill the screen, but doesn't go beyond the it, so it shouldn't disturb folk next to you trying to get some kip.

M-Edge Latitude Remix

As for the case itself, it has a USP too: a built-in stand that's ratcheted to prevent slippage and able to rotate to your Kindle can be mounted in portrait or landscape views.

M-Edge Latitude Remix

The case mounts the Kindle in an X-shaped plastic clip, which adds to the bulk, especially if you fold other the side right back behind the Kindle. The upside is that it's easy to get the Kindle in and out if, say, you only want to use the case when travelling.

M-Edge Latitude Remix

It's a nice looking case, but personally I'd prefer something more folio-like. ®

Accessory of the Week will be published every Friday. Got one in mind you want us to consider? Let us know

More Accessory Reviews

Amazon Kindle
Lighted Leather
Cover
Zomm
wireless
leash
Griffin
PowerDock
Dual
Sony
Ericsson
LiveView
Monster
iPad case
round-up

High performance access to file storage

75%
M-Edge e-Luminator Touch

M-Edge e-Luminator Touch

Clip-on booklight for M-Edge Kindle cases that will work with paper books and mags too.
Price: £15 RRP
70%
M-Edge Latitude Remix

M-Edge e-Luminator Touch

Zippered Kindle case with integrated kick-stand.
Price: £30 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style
Biometrics and kid-friendly mode in back-to-basics blockbuster
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.