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Original Itty Bitty Book Light

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

A light that is bright enough for both pages.

I have used an 'itty bitty' book light for many years now. My brother gave it to me as a present. I am an avid bedtime reader and have absolutely loved this light. I have tried so many others that I can't count them all. I especially like the adapter feature, howeve...
I have used an 'itty bitty' book light for many years now. My brother gave it to me as a present. I am an avid bedtime reader and have absolutely loved this light. I have tried so many others that I can't count them all. I especially like the adapter feature, however, I also agree with other reviewers about the wiring not holding up at the switch. I just purchased another 'itty bitty' book light today. Even though I have had to replace the light portion, I am still way ahead dollar wise not having to use batteries when I use the light at home with the adapter. The battery pack being seperate is a great feature for use on paperbacks while camping or on the road. Overall it is a great product.

posted by Anonymous on May 15, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Itty Bitty Book Light

I have been waiting for an Itty Bitty Book Light for the longest time. Years.!I had one when they first became available and after several years it just did not work any longer. My son gave me a gift certificate for Christmas and after careful thought of what book I wou...
I have been waiting for an Itty Bitty Book Light for the longest time. Years.!I had one when they first became available and after several years it just did not work any longer. My son gave me a gift certificate for Christmas and after careful thought of what book I would like to enjoy next, the thought came to me!!! an Itty Bitty Book Light. I did have to pay an additinal amount for the shipping as I was not a member .. that was OK as I was so excited. I waited and waited for the arrival. I had the light about a week or 10 days when the bulb blew out and when replacing the bulb the light no longer works at all .. not electrically or by battery. Unfortunate, but true .. B&N has decided that since it has been 14 days since the order (remember I did have it shipped) they will not replace it. So now I am without an Itty Bitty Book Light again and I am very sad. And I most likely will never shop at B&N again.

posted by Caribbeansoul on February 27, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2006

    A light that is bright enough for both pages.

    I have used an 'itty bitty' book light for many years now. My brother gave it to me as a present. I am an avid bedtime reader and have absolutely loved this light. I have tried so many others that I can't count them all. I especially like the adapter feature, however, I also agree with other reviewers about the wiring not holding up at the switch. I just purchased another 'itty bitty' book light today. Even though I have had to replace the light portion, I am still way ahead dollar wise not having to use batteries when I use the light at home with the adapter. The battery pack being seperate is a great feature for use on paperbacks while camping or on the road. Overall it is a great product.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2006

    6 years and going strong

    OK, I am not a big reader. I have used this light maybe 30 times for a half hour each. However, I have had no issues with bulbs or the cord or switch at all. I use the AC adapter and the batteries at various times. I was using this as an Electric Piano light for a while as well. Seriously, even with the advent of LED bulbs, this is still the best solution on the market. The LED models do not produce good reading light, and the rest are junk. This light has warm light that reaches both pages and it also is easy to position.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Great reading light-just kind of fragile.

    I use my itty bitty book light every night and when I travel. It is great-but they tend to be kind of fragile and they have to be sent back for repair. As it costs so much to send back I usually just buy a new one.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

    Itty Bitty Book Light

    Great product. Could not live without it.
    Problem I have had on several units: after a period of time, the arm becomes loose at the base and will not stand up properly. It cannot be tightened so it slides down -- not good. Otherwise, Love it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2005

    BEST OUT THERE BUT DOESN'T LAST

    Book lights are frustrating!!! I have tried everything that is out there and most of them are just gimmicks. This one is my favorite, however,I agree with the rest of the reviews that the wiring can go quickly no matter how careful you are and for the price you pay? As often as I have replaced them? Let's just say it can become costly. My book light graveyard is extensive but my husband or I just can't live without them. Adaptors are a must.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2011

    Very good lamp

    Excellent lamp.

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  • Posted June 15, 2009

    A good light but not what it promises

    I love this light and really enjoy the fact that I can plug it in. I went through so many lights because the special batteries were expensive or I just ate up the 3 A batteries. The only thing I was slightly dissapointed in was the promise not to disturb your partner in bed. This light seems actually brighter than some and I have a hard time moving the light so that it doesn't distrub my wife.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2003

    Sleep alone? You don't need this light then!

    I've been using the Itty Bitty Original Booklight (IBOB) for about 4 years. Recently, my kitten did in the wiring. So, for the past two weeks, I've tried using my bedside lamp. I must say, I appreciate the IBOB even more since my partner has made me move to the couch to do my reading because of lighting. So I've now ordered a new one and warned my kitten that the cord is 'off limits'. It's one of the greatest reading aides I've found. My only problem with it was attempting to get replacement bulbs but if you're willing to go on-line, that's not an issue. It's certainly a 'keeper' - from both a personal and relationship standpoint!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2011

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