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August 18, 2005

Illuminated Neck Reader — Is this the bedtime reading light I've been searching for?

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OK, OK, so it looks dorky but if it works who cares?

After the exhausting treatment of this subject last Sunday I thought I'd be done with this topic for at least a week but no: in yesterday's collection of mail order catalogs came this new take on the problem of illuminating one's reading material.

Now, this device is complicated by the fact that it features a 2X Fresnel lens to magnify your book or whatever; I'm just looking for a little light, the rest I can do on my own.

See, if we're gonna read at night then the light has to come from somewhere: it's not gonna be beaming out of our pupils,

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much as we'd like that to be the case.

Clamp it to the book or your head or ear but there's got to be a place to put the light.

The Neck Reader is interesting because it puts the light in a place I haven't yet seen it: around your neck.

I think this is a good initial effort at "thinking outside the [light]box."

$14.99 here.

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