Our first samples just showed up, with more on the way! We should have a our suppliers sorted out very soon.
Man, this is a sweet LED. It throws light in a way that nothing else does, and it's perfect for what we're doing. You can see how unique it is from the shape. It definitely produces the nicest light throw from our hood shape.
It's going to be hard to decide between this one and the Cree that we've currently specified. The Cree is a bit more power efficient, and it's a bit warmer. And this one is pretty expensive, too. But it wins in every other respect. They're close... We promise to pick the right one!
We're very pleased to announce, finally, that the prototype for the Kapsule Lightstand has been completed. It's been a rather long road, but I think that the results are well worth it.
For those of you that haven't seen it before, the Kapsule is a pretty exciting addition to your Kindle Keyboard. It provides a nicely sculpted grip for long reading sessions. It has an integrated kickstand that works in either portrait or landscape mode, and fits nicely on airline seat-back trays.
But the very best feature is the light. It never needs batteries, happily using the one that's built into the Kindle. It uses less than half the juice of Amazon's lighted portfolio cover, and it just works better than any other Kindle light that we've come across (and we've tested quite a few). Lighting quality is even and natural, thanks to the high-quality Cree LED. And unlike other reading lights, the brightness never dims. We're using a highly efficient power-regulation IC that keeps the power constant and optimal for the LED. That also ensures that we the Kapsule won't drain your battery when not in use.
We think that Kindle users are going to love it, and we can't wait to get it into production.