For the Lawyer's Personal Pleasure: I was given an OttLite POD Lamp for review but otherwise, was not compensated for this review.
Official Product Description:
OttLite® 508 Illumination™ makes reading, seeing and working easier. You’ll see fine print and details clearly under the low heat, low glare illumination which also helps reduce eyestrain. This lamp has smart features, such as wire management so you can easily thread your power cords through the bottom of the lamp and charge your phone, MP3 player and more right on your lamp. Keeping you organized and being able to see better – now that’s innovation!
Easily adjust the low glare OttLite illumination over your desk with the adjustable arm and shade. Plus, the design folds away when not in use resuming its intriguing POD shape.
Confession: I received one OttLite Lamp last year at BlogHer - I was at the Martha Stewart party and won it in a raffle. We ended up loving that lamp so much that I also requested the free lamp from a certificate in the gift bag from the party. I am still trying to figure out why I feel guilty about getting two lamps.
When I first pulled the lamp out of the packing box, my husband and I were both in agreement that it was "not to our taste" (Code for we thought it a mite homely). However, my finicky, picky husband has grown to LOVE the light from this baby. The light is perfect for working on computers - there is no glare to content with and it is weird how it is so small, yet softly illuminates the whole darned ROOM. Currently, we co-sleep with our kids and the OttLite allows my husband to work late into the nights while our son sleeps away.
Yes, you can close the thing up and the light conveniently still shines through the clear plastic part.
Furthermore, it has a docking station in which you can thread your power cord and plug whatever device you want into it.
This is great lamp for a a bedside table in a bedroom with modern decor. Also, this is a PERFECT lamp for a dorm room and would make an awesome graduation gift.
And honestly? As we move from an incandescent world to a CFL one, it is nice to know that there will be options such as OttLite out there - a quick look at their website tells me they are getting more and more models in that will go with our traditional decor.