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    Can you read by it?

    Just got one of these and it is very neat- small and light (get it?)

    I haven't tried it in the hammock yet-- will I be able to read my Kindle by it if it's hanging from the ridge line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shhQuiet View Post
    Just got one of these and it is very neat- small and light (get it?)

    I haven't tried it in the hammock yet-- will I be able to read my Kindle by it if it's hanging from the ridge line?
    I'll say it this way. If it is a Kindle that isn't backlit, you can see to read it but it isn't optimal in my mind. A headlamp would be better for that. BurningCedar, you out there? I know he's a Kindle and Spotlit user and maybe he will see this and chime it.

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    There wasn't quite enough light output for me to to read with my Kindle. I had to use a LED headlight. However, as I have gotten older the eyes aren't what they used to be!

    Love the light though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeBait View Post
    I'll say it this way. If it is a Kindle that isn't backlit, you can see to read it but it isn't optimal in my mind. A headlamp would be better for that.
    Quote Originally Posted by kgmm00 View Post
    There wasn't quite enough light output for me to to read with my Kindle. I had to use a LED headlight. However, as I have gotten older the eyes aren't what they used to be!
    I hear you about the eyes going downhill

    Ah well, it is so small and I really like the idea of a hammock night light. It is a hassle to fiddle with the headlamp all the time and I'd rather not have it on my head when I'm kicking back. I also like the beacon back to bed after the pee break.
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    For my Kindle, I just paid a bit extra and got the cover with the built-in light - that lasts forever for reading, since it just pulls a trickle of power from the Kindle battery. For light in the hammock to get situated with, I usually just hang my headlamp over the ridgeline and slide it behind my head so it's not in my eyes.
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    We've had a pretty good run on these and only have (9) left. It might be 30 days or so before we get another shipment.

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    FYI I generally like to offer these on PIF so keep an eye out and join in!

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    they have one called getlit which is the spotlit with a bottle opener and clip on one side led on the other

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    I ordered on from whoopieslings the other day it is sweet.

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    The switch on mine is very stiff, to the point that smaller folk might find it difficult to operate. The up side is, it stays on my ridgeline and gets stuffed with my hammock, and I never have to worry about it being turned on inadvertently. Essential kit.
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