Price (RRP): $159
If you have ever had a moment of “Why didn’t someone do that sooner?” you will with BenQ’s novel and useful WiT ScreenBar. It will light up your life.
The BenQ WiT ScreenBar is an intelligent e-reading lamp that fits the top of most monitors. It creates no glare, it can auto-dim, and it is beautifully designed.
Now I have no idea what WiT means and there is no reference on the BenQ WIT ScreenBar website (here) – my best guess is White Illumination Technology but finally I found what it means right here on GadgetGuy’s website – Wide, Intelligent and Tailor-made. Oh well those scrutable Taiwanese – we all know that BenQ stands for ‘Bringing Enjoyment N Quality to life!
Back to the WiT ScreenBar review.
I love it. Oh, you want more.
Technically it is a 45cm x 9cm black anodised aluminium round bar filled with a row of Dual colour LEDs that can adjust from 2700° Kelvin to 6500K. It has an elegant mount that fits most monitor tops and is powered by a USB port – preferably 5V/1A or greater.
Technically that does not begin to put a shine on the BenQ WiT ScreenBar
Somehow it does not create any glare on the screen like a typical light source does – don’t ask how because I don’t know.
It bathes an area of about 74cm wide and 35cm deep with an even light free of nasty,
The inbuilt sensor ensures the light is always at 500 lumens – the recommended office lighting level. At night when everyone else has gone home it will dim to 300 lumens – task light.
Now here is the fun stuff – it will adjust from a warm white to a cool white light too. Touch controls for power, auto dimmer, manual dimmer and hue adjustment are on the top of the cylinder.
The BenQ Wit ScreenBar is not cheap – there is a lot of technology in it. You can order it from any computer store that sells BenQ products for $159 from