The good people at BenQ got in touch with me this week to see if I'd like to try their new eReader Lamp. I wasn't really sure what that meant, but of course said I'd love to! What it actually is, is a table lamp that sits on top of your monitor. It's not quite as simple as that though, the BenQ ScreenBar eReader Lamp has five important features to make it stand out from other lamps.
The BenQ ScreenBar eReader Lamp features the following -
I have to say, all of them are quite useful, bar maybe the colour temperature. In my time using it, I've not really moved that about much, but you can change the colour from a pure white, through to a warm yellow. I prefer the white end of things myself.
It actually does quite a good job of illuminating just my desk. There is no glare on the screen, it doesn't dazzle me in any way, but for someone that no longer has a backlit keyboard, it's quite handy to have just the desk lit up when gaming or coding.
I've generally used the auto brightness, but there are touch sensitive buttons along the top that as you hold your finger on them, they rotate through either brightness or colour temperature. If I have one suggestion, it would be to add a few small bumps by the buttons, making it easier to find in the dark. Different pattern bumps for each button, like braille.
The BenQ ScreenBar eReader Lamp is quite pricey at £89 on Amazon, but it does seem a very well made product that does exactly what it says it will.
What do you think of it? Come let me know on my forum.