This week marks the official release of Mantis — a socially-developed task lamp and monitor light — at the Quirky online store (http://macte.ch/ktYsB) for US$29.99. It’s a clip-on light that brightens your workspace, with minimal interference to your surroundings.
Mantis is portable and battery operated so you can take it with you and use it to illuminate your keyboard, bookshelf, worktable, or any other low-lit spot. It’s designed to function either as a clip-on or free standing.
Mantis comes fully equipped with 11 bright LED’s and two light settings. Its replaceable batteries provide 30 hours of light and automatically shut off after two hours of use. The unit itself is nine inches wide, with a removable clip designed to clamp onto any monitor, laptop, or shelf.