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M-Edge's new touch-activated e-reader booklight

M-Edge is now shipping a new "touch" version of its popular e-Luminator book light. The e-Luminator Touch costs $19.99 and works with all of M-Edge's e-reader jackets for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo devices.

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The e-Luminator Touch costs $19.99 and works with M-Edge's wide selection of e-reader covers. M-Edge

If you own an e-ink-based e-reader, you've probably considered a book light. And M-Edge, which makes lots of covers for e-readers, now has a more compact and fancier successor to its popular e-Luminator book light. This one's called the e-Luminator Touch because--you guessed it--it has a touch-activated power button.

The $19.99 accessory, which is compatible with all of M-Edge's "jackets" for the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo e-readers, has a couple other new features, including a sleep timer (it automatically turns the light off after 60 minutes of inactivity), three light-intensity settings, and a paperclip-style attachment that allows you to clip the book light onto traditional books, magazines, or newspapers.

The e-Luminator Touch is available in white or graphite and runs for about 20 hours on one AAA battery at the medium intensity setting.