Beneath my lightweight passport sized notebook and above my wooden tray is the Lumio, an amazing invention by Max Gunawan. I first saw Lumio from Kickstarter and immediately became a backer coz it is totally original with a clean design, most importantly it is non intrusive to my workspace and easily portable to anywhere I want, transforming my environment into pleasing atmosphere anytime I want.
I love the laser-cut walnut cover which quietly matches almost every object I hold dear of. My Lumio arrived in early October, to this date I still have to resist the urge to carry it with me all the time. It is hard to remain un-noticed if you pull it out in public, I had even brought with me to Seoul to show off in front of a dozen of die hard Midori Traveler's Notebook fans.
You get 8 hours of continuous portable bright warm light from one charge through micro USB, extremely efficient. Opening it like a book means it has adjustable light angles from narrow to 360 degrees, allowing you shine direct light only to where you want to, perfect for bedroom reading.
My kid loves it, we even went out at night to check out some of the trees rooting over rocks nearby.
Eager to put Lumio into our shop so that more people can check it out in person, I've been in touch with Max for the past 10 months, patiently waiting for him to fulfill the Kickstarter backers' orders. Finally we met 2 weeks ago when he stopped by Hong Kong.
Max got Lumio into a great start, if you read his updates on Kickstarter or have met him in person, you know he is a solid and hands-on guy doing everything from design to managing production, I sincerely hope he gets good helping hands for bringing Lumio to more people, so that he can focus on the next iteration or new designs. I personally would like to have a Lumio Pocket for ultra portability :)
And talking about light. I found out not long ago GummyGoods nightlight, squeeze the bear belly and Voila! 3 high-powered LED light up the 100-times-bigger-than-the-real-thing Gummy Bear, it has a one hour timer switch so that you don't waste too much battery power, it is perfect for kid's room but I'm sure most of us Gummy Bear loving adults won't be able to resist the temptation. We were lucky to get some colors (red, yellow, green) to put into our stores, but thank God new colors also arrived a week ago, they are gonna be sold out in the next 2 days, I just bought a blue one myself, you know how it excited my kid tonight? Watch the video, it was spontaneous.
Alright it was my turn after he went to sleep, so I hooked up my bear with my Laserpod (wow, it's been a long while you haven't heard anything from Laserpod right?):
So you see, I am kind of obsessed with things which light up differently. Do you light up things differently?