This Portable LED Smart Lamp Will Be Your New Favorite Study Accessory
While it's admirable to be an avid studier or someone who is work-obsessed, it can also be an inconvenience—for you, and for those around you.
You need a solid amount of light to work and/or study, and, being the thoughtful person you are, the last thing you want to do is disturb others. Also, what if your workspace is being invaded by someone else when you need it?
While I do have a regular office on weekdays, oftentimes, I like to take care of additional tasks from home at night or on weekends. And when someone from LumiCharge reached out about potentially reviewing their soon-to-be-released LumiCharge II—an LED Smart Lamp that's described as the perfect tool to keep on any desk in my apartment—I was instantly intrigued.
When my LumiCharge II arrived, I was initially nervous. It came in a relatively big box, and at first glance, looked a bit clunky. Sure enough, once I took it out, I found a sleek piece of technology and an accompanying (somewhat large) battery and plug-in.
To my surprise, once everything was plugged in, the smart lamp was ready to go without anything additional to assemble. I made a nice little space for it on my desk, and was ready to put this bad boy to work.
I was impressed with how instantaneously the smart lamp lit up with the current temperature, date, time and day. The light is also incredibly user-friendly. As soon as I spotted the Smart LED Display, I figured out how to adjust the lighting (there are three hues and 10 brightness levels). Just below the display is a circular knob you can scroll to find the charger that fits your phone or other electronic device that needs some extra juice. The head of the lamp is also adjustable, so you can move it around to where you need more light.
Based on the way my apartment is set up, my main living room lamp is next to my desk, so I already have light coming from that direction. That said, I don't always enjoy a whole lot of brightness, so a dimmer option is certainly a plus—one that I can find in this product.
Additionally, my desk is fairly small, made to basically just fit the main essentials: laptop, mousepad, notebooks and a few decor items—so the lamp felt a wee bit squished into the mix, but it did still fit without an issue.
I think for me personally, this will get the most use on-the-go. While the clunkiness of the battery will take up a little extra space in whatever I'm packing, this product could be great for travel (as long as an outlet is nearby). Being able to read or work on a dark plane, or needing a little light when sharing a hotel room with someone sleeping, makes this lamp a handy option.
While this product is a bit on the spendy side, it's definitely a good investment for someone whose head's always buried in their books (be it school books or otherwise). It's also perfectly convenient if you don't want to charge your phone in another room while you work or study. If you don't feel like shelling out that amount, you can purchase the similar original LumiCharge for $89.99.
That said, if you're mostly on your computer, this product may not be as necessary, as you'll already have the date and time in front of you, the light from your computer may provide all the brightness you need, and you can charge your phone from your computer. But, in addition to its functions as a light and charger, this also makes for a sleek and chic desk accessory. There are three colors to choose from (white, black and silver), so you can find a shade that suits your workspace.
The clunky battery that accompanies the light is the part I like least. Plugging it in only added to the messy bottom corner of my desk with all the other intertwined cords.
If you do you want to give the new and improved LumiCharge II a try, there's a pre-launch $1 hold you can pay before it comes out soon, to get 40% off the retail price. Those with the pre-launch hold will get the item for $89 to $99, depending on how many they reserve on the pre-order. Cost without pre-order hold will be $149.
All in all, while you can certainly live without the LumiCharge, it's still a fancy, high-tech addition to any workspace. And, if you're willing to splurge (or convince mom and dad to buy it for you), it can potentially improve your study habits (and desk decor)!
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