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JD05
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Kandle light Review and Pics!

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Got my Kandle in the mail today.  This is a nice reading light for the nook.  It has gotten rave reviews on Amazon from Kindle owners.  Consider me a happy Kandle/nook owner.

 

The Kandle is small and light.  It comes with batteries (CR2302) pre-installed and comes with an EXTRA set in the box; a very nice touch.

 

The Kandle fits securely on the nook and will not fall off with gentle shaking.  It will fly off if you shake it hard but I don't foresee any violent shaking while I'm reading.

 

The Kandle provides more than enough light to comfortably read in complete darkness.  The two rotating arms allow you to customize the angle of the light to eliminate glare.

 

What more can I say, it's great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This picture really does not do the Kandle justice.  There is a lot more glare in the photo than is observed in real life.  Blame it on my camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ScrappersNook
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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

That look like a nice light, love the shape of it.  I haven't tried reading at night with a book light, yet, but I have one I'm going to try...if it doesn't work, I'll have to find something that will...but I do like the looks of the one you have.  Nice.  

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oceans1
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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

Oh wow. Your pics are  sort of cut off to the side or something but man from what i can see , i gotta' have one of these!!!

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

 


oceans1 wrote:

Oh wow. Your pics are  sort of cut off to the side or something but man from what i can see , i gotta' have one of these!!!


 

 

No scroll bars on your browser Oceans?  But yeah, pics way bigger than necessary.

 

Looks like the top of the page is way brighter than the bottom part of the page.

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

Assassin's Creed fan eh?  ACII was great!

 

Nice light btw, but those pics are HUGE!

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oceans1
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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

That was not meant as a criticism. The computer that i was on did not load a scroll bar across the bottom at all or i would have used it. I am on a diff computer now and they look perfect.

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Globaltech
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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

Oh man, using a Kindle's Kandle on a Nook.

 

That's perverted.  I like it :smileywink:

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

I received my Kandle yesterday, too.  I love it!

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

Is the bottom of the page readable, as the photos make the bottom of the nook seem under-illuminated and hard to read? I assume that is due to the camera and the difficulty of taking a low light photo.

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

Thanks for posting this review! I wasn't aware of this product before.

 

Question: While reading at a normal angle, can you see the LEDs directly, or just the light coming off of them? The LED light I have currently works pretty well, but staring at the LEDs directly hurts my eyes, especially when the rest of the room is completely dark.

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

I got mine yesterday.  For me, the bottom of the page is a bit dark but still visable.  I like the way it fits on the Nook.  Much better than the Lyra light in my opinion.

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

 


acbVA wrote:

I got mine yesterday.  For me, the bottom of the page is a bit dark but still visable.  I like the way it fits on the Nook.  Much better than the Lyra light in my opinion.


 

If you have the lyra light, have you tried turning the clip around?  :smileyhappy:Some people have said they had it on the wrong way and were really peeved that it wasn't secure.  It actually is supposed to be used a certain way to match the nook profile.  They turned the clip around and it fits snugly.  I love mine and clip it to the cover, not the nook itself.  I like that I can move it around so that there are no hotspots or glare on the nook case or screen.

 

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Nice looking light. Thanks for posting. Are there any reports on battery life?

John

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nookverse
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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

Nice review. (And the AC wallpaper looks pretty cool, so bonus.) Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

does the Kandle look like it would scratch the nook or is it padded or something?

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

 


DemonicDuck wrote:

does the Kandle look like it would scratch the nook or is it padded or something?


 

 

The Kandle is padded on both sides.  I don't think it will scratch the nook.

 

 


 

nookverse wrote:

Nice review. (And the AC wallpaper looks pretty cool, so bonus.) Thanks for sharing!

 

Beth
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Thanks!!  Got the AC wallpaper at www.nook-look.com.  Great site for nook wallpapers!

 

 

 


 

JohnP51 wrote:

Nice looking light. Thanks for posting. Are there any reports on battery life?

 

John

 


 

No reports on battery life.  Will post back after the first set dies.

 

 

 


 

HannahK1012 wrote:

Thanks for posting this review! I wasn't aware of this product before.

 

Question: While reading at a normal angle, can you see the LEDs directly, or just the light coming off of them? The LED light I have currently works pretty well, but staring at the LEDs directly hurts my eyes, especially when the rest of the room is completely dark.

 


 

Nope, the LED's are fully enclosed inside the swing arm.  You can also tilt the light inward to ensure you won't see the LEDs.  It provides really comfortable reading light.

 

 

 


 

nickels wrote:

Is the bottom of the page readable, as the photos make the bottom of the nook seem under-illuminated and hard to read? I assume that is due to the camera and the difficulty of taking a low light photo.

 


Bottom of the page is completely readable.  The bottom of the page is more well lit than the picture indicates.  Blame it on my iPhone camera.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

Do you have a screen protector on your nook?  if so, which one?  Thanks for the pics and review!

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

CR32 batteries are small and hold a tiny charge -- this does not seem practical IMHO.

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

 


AkilahR wrote:

CR32 batteries are small and hold a tiny charge -- this does not seem practical IMHO.


 

 

My thoughts exactly. 

Run time can't be good. With tripple A batteries you could expect 40 hours.

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Re: Kandle light Review and Pics!

JD05 you just convinced me to buy a Kandle. I bought the Lyra Light orginally but in just the few weeks that I have had it I know its not for me. So thanks for the review and the pics, they really helped me.