The Lumio illuminated “book”


The Lumio Illuminated Book:

The name Lumio is inspired by the idea of an illuminated book. The light turns on when you open the cover and turns off when it’s closed. Lumio illuminates when you need light and stows away compactly when unused, ideal for modern living.

I’m not a fan of Kickstarter projects but this is one I’d support if I had the money!

  • kibbles

    “this is one I’d support if I had the money!”

    er, you dont gave 5 bucks? really?

    • Really. Giving $5 is pointless, IMO.

      • What if, say, thirty people each decide to kick in $5, just to make certain the project comes to retail?

        You could even liken it to several dozen people kicking in, say, $2 every month for their favorite tech podcast. Still pointless? 😉

    • Mother Hydra

      5 dollars just to receive updates? Shawn is spot on here, your net reward for backing at the 5$ level is some pointless email clutter. You do realize that the cheapest backer level that nets you a book light starts at 85$ and it sold out. So to buy one the next available funding level is 95. Pretty big discrepancy there of 90$ using your special math.

  • Bob

    That’s really nifty.

  • JohnDoey

    This is ridiculously stupid 3 years after print publishing COLLAPSED. If you buy a print book today, more than 50% of what you pay will be just for the paper, and there is almost no chance of the author making any money. FedEx and UPS make more money from print books than print authors do. If the iPad did not exist, we would have to invent it just because of the print publishing collapse.

    • No offense but WTF are you babbling about? Your post has nothing to do with the linked story.

      • I think he’s going on the assumption that these are actual books that happen to be internally illuminated. Kind of what I thought this was about until I actually checked the linked page.