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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
Great idea, not that great implementation
By Rod Sarria
Don't get me wrong, this is a good product, but lacks some features to make it great and worth the 5-star rating.
First things first, it doesn't have an on/off switch. As basic as it sounds, it's very helpful when connecting it to a not too accessible USB port (i.e. back ports from an external monitor). The only way to turn it off is unplugging it, and you know it can get messy when it mixes up with your other cords or you don't remember where you left it.
Second, the cord is quite too short (about 14 inches). The LED light is very bright and it might stress your eyes due to the brightness if not aligned properly, which is sometimes hard even for a flexible [short] cord.
Third, but not least, it bents easily. A soft shake to the desktop or the device holding it and you might have to realign it in order to point where you initially wanted.
BTW, this is a warm light bulb, very yellowish. I'd personally prefer a cooler white, it looks cleaner :)
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
Best available USB light
By Daniel Barry
I work in the live events industry, and so spend a lot of time in a dark backstage area. I need small lights that travel well and aren't too bulky so that I can see my scripts and what not. This light is super tiny when rolled up, but extends enough to focus it well where you need it. It gives off a soft white light that's pleasing to the eye and isn't too dim or too bright, and best of all the head isn't too heavy so it doesn't need a huge amount of support to keep the goose neck upright. It's weird that whoever's selling it is just reselling IKEA stuff, but I love it cause I don't have Amazon on Prime with IKEA, but I do here!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful. See all 87 customer reviews...
Energy Saving Illumination
By Robert K. Kennedy
I actually bought this after first purchasing its cousin which has a base. I was impressed with the excellent illumination it provides without creating a lot of heat like my old desk lamp with a halogen bulb used to do. So I bought this lamp without the base for a desktop computer which needed focused light on the keyboard. It's great value. Who knew that Amazon would sell Ikea products. I am very glad they do.