This could most likely start with a pun about books offering mental illumination, besides, effectively, the Lumio Mini+ isn’t really a guide in any respect. It seems like a small hardcover guide, and it does certainly have “pages.” However crack open the backbone, and the pages accordion outward, lit by comfortable LED lights. You see the temptation for a pun.
Whereas this lighting was possible designed for an suave show on an city hipster’s bookshelf, it makes an excellent automobile tenting mild supply.
The lamp places out 250 lumens, in a large and comfortable sample, simply and fantastically lighting a tent or the again of a automobile. The robust, magnetic backbone and hardcover imply the lamp may be oriented in a ton of helpful methods. Unfold it open and lay it on its again; open it and stand it on finish; open the guide utterly, touching the back and front cowl with the colourful strip on the backbone performing as a stand; connected to a bit of steel by the magnetic backbone; and many others. The listing is impressively lengthy. That is actually the most effective a part of the lamp. Yeah, it seems and feels cool. However it’s steady, simple to discover a spot for, and may be adjusted to offer completely different angles and paths of sunshine.
A USB twine to cost the system, and a lightning cable to recharge iPhones are included within the backbone. Lumio claims that the lamp gives eight hours of battery life, although in my expertise, 7 is extra correct. Additionally they declare the built-in iPhone charger can cost the latest X mannequin thrice on a cost. The pages are water resistant Tyvek, and so they really feel fairly sturdy, although I might take care to maintain them comparatively clear.
The guide weighs three-quarters of a pound, so it’s a bit heavy for backpacking, however a fantastic and great-looking lantern for automobile tenting. Steady, a lovely mild, and, did I point out it seems superior?
It does price greater than I’d usually spend on a camp mild, retailing for $150. However for a book-loving camper with a style for aesthetics, it’s about as cool as lighting choices get.
$150 • BUY
Let there be extra mild choices
The Aim Zero Lantern and USB Energy Hub places out 400 lumens and also will cost telephones and tablets and might itself be recharged by means of a small photo voltaic panel. Shouldn’t be a guide form, although. $70
I toss a number of of those Black Diamond Moji Lanterns into the bag for automobile tenting journeys. Cheap orbs that put out an excellent mild. $20.
The UCO Leschi is a cool little lantern with a shock twine attachment so it may be secured nearly anyplace, lighting up no matter you want. $13.