Sometimes you find some cool gadgets when you least expect it. This one was recently spied by Jody Victor’s crew on Shark Tank. This gadget even started a bidding war between most of the sharks.
So what is it? It is called Lumio Book Lamp. It looks like a book or journal. When you open it (it can go to 360°), it lights up. You can rest it like an open book flat on a surface or standing up. The end covers are also magnetic so you can stick them to metal cabinets, refrigerator or anywhere you have metal.
With the accessories you can clip it when you open to full extent. There are also pegs to stand it up. Presently they are being sold at several art museums around the country and online. The rechargeable batteries are charged via USB.
It currently comes in two size. The mini is ready for presale for $100.00 right now with 3 color options: orange/black; red/gray; yellow/navy blue. The regular price is $125.00. It measures 3.75″ W x 5.5″ H x .875″ thick and weighs about 0.75 lbs. The ambient light for the mini will continue for up to 10 hours of continuous use.
The full-size Lumio Book Lamp comes in dark walnut or blonde maple and sells for $190.00. It is 6.5″ W x 8.5″ H x 1.25″ thick and weighs about 1.5 lbs. The ambient light will continue for up to 8 hours of continuous use.