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by Ozeri

Kandle by Ozeri II Reading Light in Graphite -- Designed for the Amazon Kindle (fits latest generation Kindle and all models), and other eBook readers

4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (555 customer reviews)

  • Powered by 3 ultra bright lifetime X2 LEDs that adjust from ultra bright to a soft reading light with push button ease.
  • New intelligent LED sensors automatically power off when the lid is closed to prevent accidental loss of battery power.
  • New patent-pending WideLipTM design attaches to the KindleTM, Sony® Reader and other eBook readers without blocking the screen.
  • Double pivoting arms allow for easy positioning and adjustment for tailored screen illumination.
  • Lightly coated with a slip resistant soft touch finish for tactile comfort and easy handling.
  • Includes 2 CR2032 batteries installed (plus an extra set of batteries) and protective pouch.
  • Exclusively warrantied by Ozeri to original purchaser. There are no factory authorized resellers.

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 0.7 x 1.9 inches ; 1.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B004T506CE
  • Item model number: KA2A-GR
  • Batteries 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (555 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 21, 2011
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Product Description

Newly updated with 3 ultra bright x2 LED bulbs that adjust from ultra bright to a soft reading light with push button ease, the Kandle by Ozeri II is the latest generation LED book light designed for the Amazon KindleTM, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle 2 , 1, and DX. Also compatible with the Sony® Reader, NookTM Simple Touch, KoboTM Touch, and other eBook Readers, the Kandle by Ozeri II incorporates the original patent-pending WideLip design that securely attaches to your eBook Reader without blocking the screen, and a retractable arm that folds into a closed position to protect the LEDs from breakage. Improved, compact and light, the new Kandle by Ozeri II now features double pivoting arms for easy positioning and a new brightness selector for the ideal screen illumination. Also new to this latest generation book light are intelligent LED sensors that automatically power off when the folding arm is closed to prevent accidental loss of battery power, and a redesigned battery door that opens easily without screws. Thoughtfully designed with LED bulbs that are angled and sequentially spaced for even light distribution across the screen without creating glare or eyestrain, the new Kandle by Ozeri II is the perfect reading companion. Ships with 2 CR2032 batteries installed, a bonus set of extra batteries, and a protective pouch included. Exclusively warrantied by Ozeri to original purchaser. There are no factory authorized resellers.


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158 of 160 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kandle 1 vs. Kandle 2 April 29, 2011
By lakimsa
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I personally own both the original Kandle (in black), and now the graphite Kandle 2! I have used them for my Kindle 3.

First of all, the only issue I had with the original Kandle was the brightness. It just wasn't QUITE bright enough at the bottom for my tastes. I saw the Kandle 2, and I figured it would be perfect. I was not let down.

Differences:
1. Original Kandle has only one setting. It's on or it's off. Kandle 2 has 2 brightness options.

2. Original Kandle has only two lights on each end of the unit. The Kandle 2 has three (one added in the middle). I have tested these side by side, and the actual difference in brightness is around 30% more for the first setting, 50% more for second setting. This equates to (for me) an absolute PERFECT illumination for the entire Kindle page. Bravo, Ozeri.

3. Instead of a "switch" type power button that you must almost use your fingernail to push over to one side, the new Kandle has a simple large button on the top. Push it once for low setting, again for high setting, again for off.

4. The feel of the plastic is almost velvety. The original Kandle is simply hard black shiny plastic. the graphite color is more matte. I noticed the "softness" immediately when I took it out of the package. Maybe I'm just a nerd, but it makes me love it even more. Also, the color is almost identical to the graphite color of the Kindle. That's a plus for fashionistas like myself (har har).

And there you have it! I absolutely love mine and will likely be purchasing another for my boyfriend and his original Kindle 1! You will not regret this purchase =)
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125 of 126 people found the following review helpful
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I tend to obsess about finding the perfect solution for things, and this happened also with my search for a light for my new kindle touch, that I absolutely love. I ended up trying 7 different lights, and will post this comparison as a review for all of them. Hopefully others can benefit from my experience...

- Might Bright XtraFlex2: It is, indeed, mighty bright, but more in scope than in intensity. It casts light on a HUGE area, enough to disturb my partner in bed... On the kindle itself, it is only slightly brighter than other lights. Not enough to justify its size in my opinion. Which brings us to its other flaw - it is BIG. The clip is too large to clip straight onto the top of the kindle. I had to clip it diagonally. It seemed to work and be stable that way, but it is a big beast, and would not be convenient for travel, for me. Given that the illumination onto the kindle itself was only slightly brighter than other lights, I didn't think it was a good solution.

- Verso clip-on: Good travel size, very very blue light, not very bright, and it actually POPPED OFF my kindle when I tried to adjust the head of the light to shine in a slightly different direction. And while it's fairly small, it does not fold in any particular way, so it's not very compact.

- Verso Arc: Nice form factor, but I found the bright but somewhat uneven, and worst of all (which is why I returned it), if I held it in bed in a particular angle that I happen to like, the light reflected off the top of the screen in a really annoying way. Also, the light was VERY much on the blue end of the spectrum ("cold").

- Octovo: Also a compact light, but I found it very weak.

- Belkin Clip-On: As *light*, this was the best light of all.
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129 of 130 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best lights I've tried with a few negatives December 7, 2011
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This is one of the best lights I've tried with a few negatives though. Please view my video review.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reviews Don't Lie May 6, 2011
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I'm not one to write reviews, in fact this is my first one ever, but I feel I must with a product as great as this. I was skeptical buying a book light at a hefty $25 price tag. But let me tell you it is absolutely worth the price.

First off, the quality is fantastic. I'm not sure about the other colors but this particular model has a nice matte finish which feel "soft" to the touch. The color also perfectly matches the kindle and they look like they were meant to go together.

Next the size of the kandle is absolutely perfect. This thing is lite and I mean LITE. It feels like it has the same weight as a new chapstick. For something of its size its extremely thin. Unlike most other lights the clip is rather long horizontal instead of vertical. This ensures that it wont cover the screen on most e-readers. I imagine it would also work great for paperback books but I don't think it opens wide enough for thicker hardback books.

Lastly,and most importantly the light coverage. Because the kandle has three, count them, three LEDs the coverage is even with no glare. With the mark II the kandle has two settings of brightness and I find even the lowest lights up the entire page more than sufficiently.

Side note: The Kandle comes with an extra set of batteries and a nice soft pouch to store it in. These are only small things but it makes the experienced and product that much better.

5 Stars Well earned
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but could use some improvements. June 10, 2011
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I design high-end LED lighting, so I perhaps a bit biased. In any case, I am satisfied with the Kandle, but it has some obvious improvement areas. Let's start with the good first. The light is a very nice small size, perhaps the size of a deck of cards. It's quite light as well. The grey one has a soft touch type of paint that has an almost rubber feel. I think this is nice. It definitely feels a bit more high quality than if it were not painted in this way. The light is sufficiently bright for most any situation that I have used it in.

Now for the bad. It uses three inexpensive 5mm LEDs. These are the kind you see on very cheap flashlights at your typical store checkout register. They look a bit different, because they are wide-angle, which is why they have a flat top to them. You absolutely cannot expect much from these LEDs. They are no more than a few cents a piece and have typically very loose design tolerances. They also have a very poor color output. They are very 'cool' in color temperature, which results in a blueish, light. This perhaps is not as critical for reading text, but a warmer color temperature may enhance the perception that e-ink is almost real paper. Another problem with these LEDs and the wide angle (typically 110 degrees) is that stray light goes everywhere. The Kandle is not very good for use in bed, or an otherwise intimate setting since you will likely be lighting anything within a 10 foot radius. To get the most even lighting, you need to tip the moveable head up quite far, which only exacerbates the problem. The Kandle has two brightness modes which are, in effect, useless because the brightest is far too bright to use in most situations.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Didn't work too well….dim
Published 4 days ago by SHARON L. CLOUD
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
broke very fast
Published 27 days ago by IRINA ANILOVICH
2.0 out of 5 stars it's pretty finicky about whether it's going to turn on or ...
it's pretty finicky about whether it's going to turn on or not, and then it kind of turns off when it wants to. it provides good light when it does work.
Published 2 months ago by Pakohana
3.0 out of 5 stars just okay
worked okay. nothing great. wish it was brighter though.
Published 4 months ago by syoozi
3.0 out of 5 stars Good with new batteries
This light works really well when it has new batteries, but it burns through them quickly. When it starts to dim the light isn't enough to read the bottom of the page. Read more
Published 6 months ago by BKI
3.0 out of 5 stars Kandle
Bought this light and haven't really used it since I got a lighted case. Seems like a good product and I would recommend.
Published 6 months ago by Pandora C. Apodaca
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
The best lighting device I have tried for the Kindle it could only be improved if it had rechargeable batteries in the unit but as it is very good value at the moment this would... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars So so product
This light puts out a good amount of bright white light. The clamping mechanism really didn't seem to work on the Kindle. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Randy B
4.0 out of 5 stars Two years and still kicking!
Originally, I wasn't too blown away by this light--I wish it were a little less bulky as I do find it a little tiring to hold up on the Kindle--but it's now over two years and... Read more
Published 11 months ago by ALDB
4.0 out of 5 stars Brighter please.
Could be brighter, but other than that it works fine. The clip takes put and doesn't block any part of the screen. Just a bit brighter would have earned a fifth star.
Published 11 months ago by Gentleman Jim
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