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Baseus I-Wok USB Monitor Light $29 + Delivery (Free C&C/In-Store) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Credit to Price Hipster

Seems like a decent price for a USB-powered mountable monitor light, C&C also available but there was no stock at my local store so I incorporated the delivery fee into the overall cost for this deal.

I believe this is the same light, although it has a different name.

Enjoy!

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    This is actually $29

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      I just updated the title to include both prices.

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    I have one of these and it's brilliant.

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      Tell me the one I brought at Kogan 5 minutes before this post is even more brilliant.

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    We've compared these side-by-side at work with the Xiaomi Mijia monitor lamp, and the Xiaomi is brighter.

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      I have the Xiaomi monitor lamp, working like a charm

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      Agree, I have both. Also note that Xiaomi one has a seperate wireless rotary control.

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        Yep. And the Xiaomi can get slightly whiter and yellower (ie more extreme colour temps), but I don't really think they are as important as the brightness issue.

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      from memory Xiaomi light is double the price. Is it really worth it for double the price?

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        I wouldn't bother with the Baseus one, personally. It wasn't bright enough to make a significant benefit over and above my ceiling lights.

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          I have the Baseus sitting on a monitor above my workbench. Brightness is fine for me. I fix electronics and other doodads on the bench and not had an issue. And my eyesight is pretty crap. Replaced a desk work lamp that wasn't any brighter. I guess it depends on your needs.

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        Imo yes. Brighter, has a remote and I actually find myself fine tuning the color temp fairly often

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        The light is more focused on the xiaomi, less reflection on the monitor.

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      Glad to know and it looks like the Xiaomi's clamp is better for curved back monitors

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    what are these for?

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      You clip them to the top of a monitor, and they are meant to reduce eye strain when using your computer in low-light situations.

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        Or you know, just turn down the brightness…

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          Turn down for what!?

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          Or just turn on the lights …

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          I think theres some people who are extra sensitive or insensitive to light entering the eye. So maybe this is useful for them?

          It seems weird to exist to me too. I prefer to turn down the brightness in dark rooms. rather than add more light.

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      They're marketed as lamps for your monitor/computer. They shine light down onto the monitor and your keyboard/mouse rather than sideways (or diagonally) off the monitor and into your eyes thereby reducing eye strain.

      They're also more minimalist as they hang off the monitor and are powered off a USB plug.

      • +3 votes

        So a load of rubbish then.

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    Interesting to see JB selling Baseus stuff.

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      I know, right? I always thought brands like Baseus was exclusive to banggood, Aliexpress, etc.

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        And at a good price, too!

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        I think Baseus is an umbrella brand. Multiple companies making different products. So it may be certain companies making links with retailers as opposed to the Baseus umbrella.

        JB sells some other no name brands. Baseus has some sort of recognition.

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      agreed. Baseus is one of the better brands I've found from online stores so I'm happy to hear they're now in JB. But then JB also sells 8Bitdo controllers so maybe JB has just diversified a bit!

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    This looks like an easy way to get scratches all over the top of your monitor

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      It theoretically doesn't move, so scratches shouldn't be a problem.

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      Most of them have soft rubber tape on the contact surfaces

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      nah it doesnt move around at all. it's made of this grippy (somewhat soft touch) material.

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    got mine for 30, worth every cent.

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    I'd get one but it annoys me how it wouldn't curve with my curved monitor

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    Need one with a built in webcam

    • +16 votes

      It’s there plus mic, you just don’t have access to them 😂

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        underrated comment. lmao

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        Better zip up then.

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    Thanks got one. Currently using a Xiaomi desk lamp but it keeps getting in the way.

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    If you're about to buy this and are reading the commends you have come to the right place. Spend more money and get the xiaomi light bar but it's your money so you do you boo.

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    Victoria limited stock only at regional stores, so it's delivery if regional is not local.

  • +4 votes

    Be aware this is the 'youth' edition, which only support monitor depth of maximum 2cm. Most dell monitor won't fit with this.

    Also there is no control knob for the brightness - instead you need to hold one of the touchscreen button to either go up or down (go up or down is on the same button, it just switch direction every time you press), so it's nearly impossible to get the right setting. Those button look cheap as well.

    The good one that often show up in ozbargain is this one, have a triangle shape counter weight at the back, and have a knob to adjust brightness.
    http://www.baseus.com/product-481.html?lang=en-us

    This listing is this one
    http://www.baseus.com/product-785.html?lang=en-us

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      Not sure about that monitor depth claim. I'm not home at theoment but my monitor is an old chunker I reckon is at least 4cm deep. No issues at all.

      As for adjustment, yes you're right that's it's a bit fiddly. For me though, it's always max on or off. I never adjust the level. I can't think of a reason why I'd want to. I'm sure others might have good reason so agree, if you are constantly going to change the light level, this could be an issue.

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        Appreciate if you would check as I would like to know before ordering as my old dell monitor is 45mm thick at the top. According to an amazon listing it will only fit up to 2cm thick monitors as what humbala says.

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          @bigrizz - try take a picture, i want to see how you able to clamp this on a 4cm deep monitor :)

          For example this ebay listing
          https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/284292957020?hash=item42312e435c
          scroll down you will see this:
          Applicable screen thickness: 0.8-2cm

          And this is taobao listing:
          https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.22.27238ec6P...

          In case you can't access taobao, the image that said fit only 2CM I uploaded to here:
          https://imgur.com/a/sxetleg

          basically the left in the image is this listing which said fit 8-20mm. The one on the right is the 'pro' version which fit up to 40mm.

          While i find can fit it on a laptop screen (which look funny because it's longer than a standard 15" laptop), I dont like the clamp design at all, the tilt up and down joint is way too stiff, the clamp will dig into the monitor glass when you are adjusting.

          My advise, stick with the pro version, or get the xiaomi one.

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            @humbala: Just picked one up from my local store (they seem to had more turn up in stores just in the last day) and it will actually just fit up to about 2.7cm.

            However just like in the picture posted it will press against the screen if you have an ultra thin bezel, so I just put a bit of a shim to raise it about 1.5mm so it just rests on the bezel instead of angling inwards onto the screen

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              @gadget: You lucky to able to install, on both my Dell monitor I couldn't get it fit at all (both got a curve back), and I don't want to put it on laptop with the exact same issue that the front dig into the screen.

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            @humbala: Here's a photo. It sounds like I'm doing it wrong. I'm guessing the piece at the back is meant to clip to the back of the monitor? Mine is just sitting on top of the monitor. Works ok for me. You can see my monitor is a chunker (and from the photo, needs a bit of dusting too).

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              @bigrizz: You got the pro version! That's why it fits!

              AFAIK you are doing it right, it just 'sit' on top of the monitor.

              Refer to my photos, https://imgur.com/a/sxetleg the one you got is the right one (the pro), the one in this listing is the left, the 'youth' version.

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                @humbala: Ah gotcha. My mistake then. Thanks for clarifying. Sorry if I misled anyone.

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    How do people go about putting a webcam on their monitor with these on?

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      I have one on top of my Xiaomi light and there's a little ledge that it can sit on - means a slightly higher height for the webcam but that's something you can always tilt down

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    Bought one and I don't even know if I need it.

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    Bought one. Another great buy from JB since the $99 powerbeats pro.

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    Can't find stock anywhere near Parramatta 2150 NSW. Nearest place is 60 km away.

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    Got one and it fit for purpose. Thanks OP.

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    What is the purpose of this thing?

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    These really need to have a built in webcam TBH. Many people are needing a webcam to be on top of their monitor unless it's built in to the top of their monitor. This could even obstruct the builtin web cam - potentially.

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      I would argue that most people working from home would be doing so with a laptop, which have inbuilt webcams.

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        Would you mount this thing to a laptop? or maybe laptop connects to desktop.

        I duuno. I got a monitor with webcam when working from home. Dell number.

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          I personally wouldn't, but I don't see why you couldn't?

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        I personally use an external webcam mounted on top of my external monitor from home since the laptop camera is both obstructed by my monitor and an unflattering angle/view (also rubbish quality). Not saying that my setup is common but I don't think it's as uncommon as you think given how popular external USB webcams were during the early days of COVID as everyone rushed to get these.

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    I got this one, just be aware, it needs a flat monitor front and back.. on my xiami 34" curved it's not sitting stable and have to use toothpick to fix angle, so kinda worked. Otherwise very happy with it and yes, my webcam sits on top of it even less stable :-)

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    Thanks OP. Bought one at JB Chadstone. Last one apparently. So far very happy with it. Just that I have to clean my monitor frequently now. Any dust on the monitor will show under the light :-(

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    Got an email saying the shipment has been delayed until June.

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      Strange - some stores restocked yesterday.

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    Looks like a few qld stores got some more stock in. Ordered 3 for click n collect.

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    anyone figured out how to manage a webcam when using this light?
    love it, but my camera is now hanging by the side which doesn't give a good angle on the side of a 34" wide screen

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      It would probably depend on the webcam, but you may have to jimmy it up with some double sided tape.

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    Picked up my order today and installed it on my xiaomi 34" curve monitor without any issue at all. Some ppl complained that its not bright enough, but I found it to be fine for me. I've got the room light turned off and I can easily see what's infront of me as well as easily read my text book.

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    not sure about why people think its too dim, i got it today, its bright af for my uses. warm light is really nice.