{April 22, 2010}   LiteCup

I really need to get a lamp for my nightstand. I’m always knocking things over in the middle of the night and live in a constant fear that I’m going to dump a glass of water on my iPhone. Irrational? Maybe, but it’s a lot more likely than you might think when you factor my spazz antics in with a pitch black room. I could keep complaining about how I need a bedside lamp, but I know I’m never going to buy one. There’s only so much available room on my nightstand and I’m not going waste any of it on something as silly as a lamp. That precious space is reserved for more important things, like my phone, alarm clock, and a glass of water (of course). The thing is, without a bedside lamp, I’m fumbling around in the middle of the night for a quick sip of water and I end up drenched in H2O goodness. Not exactly what I was going for, you know?

Thankfully, someone out there is having these same issues and they decided to do something about it. Did they buy a lamp? Of course not, that would have been ridiculous! No, they decided to invest in something far more sophisticated: the LiteCup (Convenient Gadgets & Gifts, $12.95). Not only does this cup boast an impressive no-spill feature, but it also lights up. Now, I know some of you are thinking that you’d never use something like that. You’d be so very, very wrong. Think about how nice it would be to have cup that you could sip anywhere on the lid without spilling on yourself – you could even drink from it lying down and you’d still stay dry! And how nifty would be it to have a cup with an LED that automatically emits a soft glow when it is immersed in complete darkness and turns itself off when the morning comes? Pretty nifty, I’d say.

I didn’t think I’d appreciate the light feature on this cup. I mean, I was totally down with the no-spill aspect – one sip and I was hooked (I even turned this baby over and shook it, and no water leaked out). But a blue light glowing right next to my face in an otherwise dark oasis? It just wasn’t for me. Except I slept next to this cup last night, blue light glowing all night, and it didn’t bother me one bit. In fact, it was pretty damn awesome.

5 out of 5 illuminated stars.


-Dimensions: 5.5″ x 3″
-No spill cup
-Can sip from anywhere on lid
-LED light emits soft blue hue
-Activate automatic LED light by turning small knob on base
-Lasts up to 3 months of normal use
-On/off switch
-Wash before using
-Available with white or blue top
-Detach litebase before washing
-Dishwasher safe


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