on 29 May 2014
Well, my light has been on charge for 48 hours and only gives off enough light to see the very first word directly below it. I'd get more use out of holding my phone in front of my Kindle and using its backlight as a torch.
Utterly impossible to read by it, and not a lot of use for anything else, except the bin.
Given the great reviews others have given about the battery and brightness, maybe mine's faulty? Who knows...
on 19 January 2015
There are two main problems with this rechargeable light. The first is that it is not rechargeable and the second is that the beam of light it casts is so dim as to be useless for reading.
For £15 you end up with a data cable supporting a rubbish little light on the end that will never run out of battery power because you'll never use it.
For the same money you could buy a very decent LED torch, such as a Maglite Solitaire LED. At least you'd be able to read in the dark with that, even though it lacks a clip and is not rechargeable. Or, if you want to be really sexy, buy an LED head torch for less than a fiver and read in bed with that strapped to your noggin.
on 13 June 2013
the cable is quite short and this results in the product being difficult to use, it either pings off or you end up without it plugged into the base of the kindle and the mini USB end "waggling" around as you try to read. Needs a longer cable thats more flexible, and the light is not very bright at all either.