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Kindle Lights and Covers

Updated on May 21, 2011

On the same day, I endeavored to contact two different companies, Microsoft and Ozeri, a company that makes, among other things, an Ebook reader light called “The Kandle” I was able to compare and contrast the customer service of each company when they did get back with me. Microsoft lost.

As an owner of the Kingle 2 and now the Kindle 3, I am a Kindle cover and Kindle light collector of sorts. I own many different brands. I’m quite anal retentive about the keep and care of my electronic gadgets be they Ereaders or PC’s or Macs. I believe covers is one way to protect these gadgets.

One of the first lights I bought for my Kindle was The Kandle. Pictured on the right here, is the Kandle II. The Kandle resembles the Kandle II almost exactly. I do include a photo of the original Kandle in the box. I owned actually three of the first generation Kandle. The first, despite my usual careful care of all my electronics, the Kandle stopped working. Amazon replaced the first one for me at no charge but said they would not do it again should I decide to replace it for the same thing.


I love this reading light so much, I took my chances, but it too stopped working very soon after Amazon replaced it. Stubborn about this particular light due to the fact it lit up the entire Kindle screen as well as made it so easy to travel with, something I do often, I bought a third one. You guessed it, that too stopped working. So this time I called Ozeri. It was the same day I called Microsoft about a customer service problem, both companies I had to leave a message with.

Microsoft called me back with the snottiest, snippiest female – using an oxymoron here – “customer service” representative I have had the displeasure of speaking to in a long time.


Quite in contrast, later on that day, someone from Ozeri called me back. I gave him the whole story and remarkably, not only was this very polite man going to replace my Kandle, but he also insisted I take “for my trouble” two more of their Kandles. They have a generation two Kandle, the one pictured, as well as a new type of goose=necked Kandle he wanted me to have due to all the trouble I went through. This all at no cost to me.

The problem in the original was due to what they believed to be a wire that seemed to come loose when the arm of the light extended after continual use.

I’m estatic. I cam giving the boxed orginal away and I’m now using the Kandle II as well as the goose-necked newer version.

Here is my Kindle 3rd generation with one of the newest styles of Kandle. I spied this before on Amazon and was tempted to buy it but wasn’t sure how well it would stay on my Kindle. Without one of the covers, it stays very secure and the light has two settings low and high. Both settings easily light up the entire screen. This is also very good for travel as it comes with its own pouch and Ozeri even includes two spare batteries as well.



This M-Edge light fits most M-Edge covers. Unfortunately, I special ordered two covers that it didn't fit when closed, but does fit very well when the Kindle is in the cover and being used.
This M-Edge light fits most M-Edge covers. Unfortunately, I special ordered two covers that it didn't fit when closed, but does fit very well when the Kindle is in the cover and being used. | Source
This is a light sold at Target that while not good for travel is adjustable for different Kindle covers, lights up the entire screen and has a low and high setting.
This is a light sold at Target that while not good for travel is adjustable for different Kindle covers, lights up the entire screen and has a low and high setting.
This is the same Target light on the Kindle.
This is the same Target light on the Kindle.
This is a cover I had special ordered from Etsy. Leave it to a woman to make a Kindle cover for women that incorporates an M-Edge light when the cover is fastened and closed.
This is a cover I had special ordered from Etsy. Leave it to a woman to make a Kindle cover for women that incorporates an M-Edge light when the cover is fastened and closed. | Source

I have also included other lights that I am using, one I bought in Target the other I also bought on Amazon that goes with most M-Edge product Kindle covers. Most I say as I found the two M-Edge covers I custom ordered here by making the covers with my own photo, do not easily stow away the M-Edge light.

I found a great Kindle cover for a woman on Etsy and this cover, made with the fabric of your choosing, incorporates a space to put your M-Edge light if you use this light. While I am very fond of this adjustable light that can actually swivel on it’s axes, and can come off of the flattened portion that slides between your Kindle and your Kindle cover of choice – the gooseneck eventually seems to lose its flexibility.

As none of these lights are very cheap, that is something to consider before buying this one.

Some of my Kindle Covers
Some of my Kindle Covers
The red one here is a stand as well as a cover. It is from Dura Gadget
The red one here is a stand as well as a cover. It is from Dura Gadget | Source
These are two M-Edge covers that can be custom made using your own photo or something you choose from their website.
These are two M-Edge covers that can be custom made using your own photo or something you choose from their website. | Source
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These are the M-Edge covers opened to show you the way you would order these custom ordered covers. You'll want the photograph to cover both the front and the back.
These are the M-Edge covers opened to show you the way you would order these custom ordered covers. You'll want the photograph to cover both the front and the back.
Showing here how much better the M-Edge covers shows with a brighter photo. I was unaware there would be so much distortion of the photograph when ordering.
Showing here how much better the M-Edge covers shows with a brighter photo. I was unaware there would be so much distortion of the photograph when ordering.
One of my favorite covers for a woman. This one is pink patent leather by Tuff Luv.
One of my favorite covers for a woman. This one is pink patent leather by Tuff Luv. | Source
These two are my two Kindle covers that also double as a stand. The red one is a Dura Gadget cover that is a nice "pleather" and the pink one is a patent leather by Tuff Luv.
These two are my two Kindle covers that also double as a stand. The red one is a Dura Gadget cover that is a nice "pleather" and the pink one is a patent leather by Tuff Luv.

Last but not least are the plethora of covers I have for my Kindle. My favorites tend to be covers that also double as stands. However I like to change them up so a favorite one day might not be a favorite another. Usually though, a cover/stand is the best to travel with so usually ends up adorning my Kindle.

There’s M-Edge, Tuff Luv and Dura Gadget. My favorite for a woman is the pink patent leather Tuff Love Kindle cover that also doubles as an adjustable stand. I take this when I travel and other than the fact there aren’t any Kindle lights that fit it perfectly, it’s a great cover. I have to remove the tab that you see at the top in order to put any of the Kandle clip lights on it, but that’s really no big deal for me and still allows for ease of use.

The Dura Gadget is actually the best constructed cover for Kandle or other light use, however I was unable to find any colors for females that suited me. There is no hindrance on the top for the Kandle so once open, it’s very easy to clip any of the Kandles on top.

The covers retail for anywhere between $25.00 - $35.00 or more dollars.

The Kandles retail for about $19.00 and the goosenecked Kandle for about $25.00. The M-Edge goes for $19.99 at Amazon while the Target light (only bought in store, not on-line) went for almost $30.00.

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    WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    Which Kindle light do you recommend?

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    Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

    Will - due to the customer service and the great use for travel I'd say the Kandle line of lights. They're very well made too.

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    WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    Thank you, cjv123!

    I received a Kindle for my birday, and I'm going to need a light.

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    Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

    Welcome Will - let me know what you think - but I was very pleased with any of the Kandles.

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    Lynn S. Murphy 5 years ago

    Hmmm...so far I haven't needed a light for my Kindle, but I shall be keeping your recommendation in mind. Thanks for the great review.

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    The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

    And here I just ventured into the world of IPad2. Chasing technology can be expensive. Good Hub. Don't lose the fire in your political belly Carol.

    The Frog

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    Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

    Lynn - you haven't needed a light yet? I'm so hyper about needing one, that's one of the reasons I have so many. One for my purse, one for my nightstand, one for my gadgets briefcase I carry all over with me etc.

    LOL I can't imagine having a Kindle without one! Must be my old tired eyes...

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    Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

    Dear Your Royal Frog Highness - I have not nor will I probably ever be capable of losing my political fire. I have actually tried to stuff it away on a few occasions, only to be consumed with thoughts of writing about certain topics of a political nature. I'm resigned to the fact, I guess I'll be writing about politics for the foreseeable future. However, I had to take a break. The frustration and yes, anger, gets to a boiling point sometimes and I have to just step back and let matters rest for awhile. Besides, I was just about ready to come back from my political writing hiatus when you took the words right out of my head in one of your Hubs. Humbled, I realized I'm not the Democrat/Progressive/Obama administration police. I just play one on Hubpages...

    Lol

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    tom hellert 5 years ago from home

    cj,

    MMmm Kindle hmmmmm ke not know kindle hhhmmmm....Fire bad... mee not know calculator with words HHhmmm mmm me thought kindle was small sticks of wood for burning HHhmmm FIre HHHMM Fire bad ME NOT KNOW KINDLE.. but me half blind need big size words wait me caveman me not read hhmmm

    you write good words pretty pictures of majic box have good day with majic box...

    bye

    TH

    *snicker*

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    Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

    TH - you're a nut nut...lol

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    breakfastpop 5 years ago

    Thanks for the info. I bought a light for my Nook from B & N and it lasted about 30 seconds. Up and very useful!

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    Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

    Well - let me know Pop if you buy any of my suggestions and they go belly up too. I know now - if it happens with a Kandle, they definitely will make good on your purchase!

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    tom hellert 5 years ago from home

    CJ,

    me not NUT MMMM ME legume...mmmmm nuts v\bad mmm

    TH

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    TimBryce 5 years ago

    Carol -

    I was reading a paperback out by the pool yesterday. I was still reading it late into the afternoon until dusk. When it got too dark, I bookmarked it and turned on the TV. This is normal for me, and very inexpensive I might add.

    All the Best,

    Tim

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    Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

    Tim you are so funny. Now may I poke a little fun at you? You sound like those who said, "But what about all the smithies? They'll all go out of business with the horseless carriage!! Way too expensive, noisy and just ridiculous!"

    ;-)

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    tom hellert 5 years ago from home

    Cj,

    i don't know Tim- Tim no offense here please-

    if you want to poke fun at him you could say-

    "tim why did it take you so long tofind waldo?"

    or

    "Tim, next time leave the pb&J in the kitchen, the peanut butter can stick the pages together."

    or

    "tim those picture books can be hard.."

    or "Tim i tod you dreams of my father would put you to sleep..."

    and finally "tim next time you can move your lips"

    TIM just kidding - I respect you for actually reading a real live Book-It is rare these days...good on ya mate!!!

    TH

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    Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

    Very cute Tom! And I didn't make my "joke" very clear - my "way too expensive" comment was supposed to be about the new horseless carriage, but I wrote it rather horribly for anyone to be able to tell. lol

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