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Tetris Constructible Desk Lamp
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Like accidentally dating your cousin 02/18/2014

This review is from: Tetris Constructible Desk Lamp

Pros: Super fun! The idea is wicked smart… I absolutely love the concept.

This would be great as a night light, provided you don't require a lot of light and just don't enjoy staring off into the black abyss.

Really helps add a touch of fun to a home office.

Cons: Well, it pictures, it seems to be a lot more well-constructed than it is. Sadly, this is cheaply made. It's lightweight, which isn't exactly a great feature when the functioning of the lamp requires that the conductive borders of each piece are touching solidly.

Because they're so light, the pieces topple easily. They will also flicker when someone walks across the room if you're on wood floors. When they flicker, they tend to go out because there's no longer a perfect connection on the borders.

So this works more as a novelty art piece than a lamp, which is fine, except you tend to want to place something like that on a shelf or something, and that is difficult to do because the power switch is on the back of the blue "long" piece, meaning you pretty much need to disassemble the structure to turn it on or off.

Also, because the pieces are so light and the power cord is inserted into the back of the blue long piece, the cord actually moves the blue piece and it is nearly impossible to get the blue piece to rest "straight" instead of at an angle, because the cord - not a heavy cord by any means - pushes the block forward on one end.

The blue piece almost *must* serve as a base, because gravity is definitely required to get the pieces to align on the borders so that it will light.

It doesn't give off much light, either.

Other Thoughts: Honestly, when I asked for this as a gift, I thought that it would be larger and more heavy-duty, especially given the price. Had I seen it in person, I definitely would not have added it to my wish list despite the fact that I'm absolutely in love with the idea. I wish it were larger, heavier, and maybe with a switch on the cord instead of on the blue piece. The three eggs I am awarding it are for the idea and "what might have been", but bear in mind that this is a *generous* rating. By no means do I feel that the quality of execution justifies the price. This should be $15 at most.


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