Periscope from the Amazon Kindle
by Mark R
This isn’t the first time we have reported on Amazon Kindle accessories, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. At first glance, you may think the Periscope is just a clip-on light, but it is many things, including a cover for the Kindle, notepad, and pen holder.
The cover itself is not genuine leather, but leatherette. There are some that would not like the cover, as it can make the not-so-mini Kindle even bigger. However, for those who like to take to notes as they read, you might as well have a notepad and pen holder.
As for the light itself, it uses two LEDs for illumination. Unfortunately, these two LEDs are not powered by what powers the Kindle, but three not included AAA batteries. These batteries are good for about 40 hours worth of power.
I believe that this is the first product that Periscope has offered for the Kindle. The company has actually been around for a while, but their products have been more focused on book illuminators, as well as the Executive Lighted Portfolio that has a writing pad, an expandable document compartment, as well as pockets for business cards and a calculator.
The Periscope Lighted Folio for the Amazon Kindle won’t be available until next month, but it is available to pre-order from the Periscope Web Site.