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I’m always on the lookout for hidden gems on Amazon—you know, shockingly low-priced homewares that look like they’re from a chic design store. And the latest is this $39 minimalist portable lamp. I first spotted it on Instagram, where content creator Arvin Olano dedicated an entire Reel to the 4.3-star score. So naturally, I added it to my cart. And 24 hours later, it arrived at my door. 

As Olano maps out in his Reel, the lamp’s standout feature is its articulating shade. The shade and base come as two pieces and are connected by a magnetic ball, which allows it to rotate. You can use it functionally and shift it toward a piece of art, but we also just love the look of the askew tilt. Three different tap-activated light temperatures and a touch-to-dim feature, in addition to an entire rainbow of hues to choose from, let you match your lighting to your mood. Trying to focus? Go for cool white. Feeling groovy? Magenta all the way. Like all portable lamps, it has the flexibility of living on your coffee table, bookshelf, outdoor table, or kitchen island—no outlet necessary.

The white matte-finish metal and conical base give it a clean, contemporary feel—nothing like what you’d expect from Amazon. In the box is a USB cord that charges it in less than five hours, and it lasts for six to 12 hours depending on the brightness level. While it’s just 11 inches tall, it still has some weight to it at about 3 pounds, giving it a substantial, expensive feel. Multiple commenters mention that it “feels very sturdy,” which, let’s be honest, isn’t a given for the $39 price tag. I’ll be using it to bring some coziness to the remaining nights of winter—and taking it outside the second spring hits. 

Lalavon Portable Lamp

Is It Just Us, or Does This Portable Amazon Lamp Look Way More Expensive Than $39?
Lalavon RGB Cordless Lamps Rechargeable, Magnetic Table Lamp with Free Rotating, Amazon ($40)