PRODUCT REVIEW: Lumie Zest – wake-up and light therapy

lumie_zestAt a price tag of £125, the Lumie Zest seems expensive for what could be described as a glorified alarm clock, but experience proves otherwise.

March seems an old time to review a product that sells itself on helping with the winter blues, but even so it is a helpful aid to waking up in a refreshed and calm manner. Furthermore, it is very easy to set up compared with other products that offer more in style than intuitive interface.

The alarm sound itself could do with more variation, but the light therapy aspect of the device works very well on a home or office desk. Users may look weird staring into a light, but after a recent visit to Iceland, it is very normal to see people blinded by the light when natural light is so elusive.

I’m looking forward to falling in love with the Lumie Zest after the next Solstice when the nights draw in and SAD kicks in, so at £125 this could be a bargain, not an indulgence. Happier days…

Monty (711 Posts)

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.