Current Retail: $35.95-$44.95
Historic Range: $25.57-$44.95
Thoughtful, easy, good value. You'll make fans and friends with these lights.
- Ease of use
- Pleasant yet useful light levels.
- Base can slip around.
They must have tested the heck out of this thing, because all three lights levels are perfect—good for intimate settings but useful also to read, work, or party near.
The cord length and number of lights is versatile as well, and this thing is tough. I've used it in a number of settings, from camping to indoor. It's just a warm, charming, confident glow that keeps going.
The solar power part makes you wish more items were like this. And the lights last a long time—20 hours in the lowest setting. The base pops open and closes easily and the battery level lights and USB plug-ins are clear and easy, perfect for camping.
On the next iteration, it might be nice if they had a rubbery base, so the thing doesn't slip around, and maybe a hook hole so you could hang the base up. Do they sell extra string so you can connect multiple strings from one base? These are minor quibbles compared to the ease of use, the savings from not needing separate batteries, and the perfect light levels.
It's also waterproof, so you don't need to worry about a splash or light rain. I've tested that as well : ).
Used it for camping and in several indoor settings.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (Kept it.)