I am always looking to provide as much function on my work desk as possible, but I hate giving up too much real estate to do so. When I received this lamp as a sample to test, I was very excited because of its possible ability to replace a couple of devices on my desk, and to still provide the same function. Without much delay, I ripped open the box and got started.
What is it?
TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp with Fast Wireless Charger is an adjustable desk lamp that flexible both in form and in light intensity. It also allows you to wirelessly charge your QI-enabled smartphone.
What’s in the box
Included in the box with the TatTronics desk lamp are an AC wall adapter, an instruction manual, and a warranty registration card with an imprinted QR code.
Design and features
The desk lamp is well built and looks very nice with a white and silver color combination. The base of the lamp has a circular pad for QI wireless charging, an on and off touch button, a light intensity touch surface, and a light shade touch button. This lamp is very bright at it highest setting, and at every intensity level, it provides a good spread of light.
On the back of the lamp just below the first flexible elbow, there is a USB port that allows you to charge devices via a USB cable. On the side of the base of the lamp is the jack to plug in the AC adapter.
There is a second elbow further up the lamp that allows for additional flexibility and positioning of the light so that you can direct the beam where you need it.
The base of the lamp also has a built-in elbow that allows the bottom half of the lamp the flexibility to be positioned for optimal use as well, and the lamp also swivels on the base.
The semi-circular touchpad that is positioned on the front of the surface of the base of the lamp controls the brightness/intensity of the light. Swiping from left to right increases the intensity, and from right to left decreases the intensity.
Once the lamp is plugged in via the AC adapter, the QI wireless charging function works simply by placing the phone on the charging pad. (Note the green charging indicator on the upper right-hand corner of the phone in the picture on the right below)
What I like
I really like just about everything about this lamp from its sleek look to its build quality, to its features. I especially like the simple QI wireless charging feature that actually works as well as it is supposed to, and the ability to vary the shades of white of the light, and the intensity, make it versatile and perfect for many applications.
What can be improved
The three things that can be improved on this lamp are:
– A heavier weighted base
– A longer AC adapter cord
– More USB ports
This TaoTronics LED desk lamp with QI wireless charging is a well thought out design, and it does a great job of providing multi-function in one sleek, streamlined, and attractive package. Assuming that the build quality will withstand the test of time, and the occasional bumps and bruises, it will have a place in my home for a long time. It is definitely a worthwhile purchase.