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Old 09-08-2012, 11:19 PM   #31
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:26 PM   #32
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That is a big difference in text contrast! They have improved something. Wow I want yours. Mine has such bad contrast. *sigh*
It looks like Amazon increased the font weight slightly to help with the contrast.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:30 PM   #33
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@AintLDS: You mentioned the FW version is the same as the 'old' K4, what about the device code (S/N prefix)? Is it still B00E?
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:29 AM   #34
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I like the darker look but not enough for me to change my existing K4NT
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:50 AM   #35
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I like the darker look but not enough for me to change my existing K4NT
My silver K4 already has a black bezel. I have it in a black Marware SportGrip cover. The silicone is well made and is form fitted for the K4. It works great and is nice 'n grippy.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #36
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My silver K4 already has a black bezel. I have it in a black Marware SportGrip cover. The silicone is well made and is form fitted for the K4. It works great and is nice 'n grippy.
I use a black silicone cover on my K5 and then place it in a generic leather cover. I hated that silver look and glare.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:03 PM   #37
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@AintLDS: You mentioned the FW version is the same as the 'old' K4, what about the device code (S/N prefix)? Is it still B00E?
Mine is B023.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:06 PM   #38
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:58 PM   #39
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I've decided to buy the new K4 after I sell my K3. I love the little reader so to have one in black is worth it to me. I am going to get a PW when they come out but I seldom use the K3 and I have come to dislike it's shiny glass finish.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:43 PM   #40
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I've decided to buy the new K4 after I sell my K3. I love the little reader so to have one in black is worth it to me. I am going to get a PW when they come out but I seldom use the K3 and I have come to dislike it's shiny glass finish.
All my K3s have a matte finish. Do you have a shiny screen protector?
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I've decided to buy the new K4 after I sell my K3. I love the little reader so to have one in black is worth it to me. I am going to get a PW when they come out but I seldom use the K3 and I have come to dislike it's shiny glass finish.
All my K3s have a matte finish. Do you have a shiny screen protector over it?
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #42
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All my K3s have a matte finish. Do you have a shiny screen protector over it?
No screen protector, it's just I can see myself in it at times. It's kind of annoying.
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It looks like Amazon increased the font weight slightly to help with the contrast.
That could be checked with a screen shot. But is seems very unlikely, since they have identical firmware.
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No screen protector, it's just I can see myself in it at times. It's kind of annoying.
Okay. I just compared the reflectivity of the matte finish on a K3 and a K4. When holding the K4 so that I could see the light from a window across the room reflected off it, the reflection was a large round blob the width of the screen. When I did that with the K3, the reflection was smaller and definitely a fuzzy rectangle shape, but no obvious reflections other than that.

I suppose that reading outside with sky reflections could be more of an issue. I hold my devices to minimize reflections, and my K3 matte finish is much less annoying than the shiny finish that my nexus 7 has.

So, it appears that the K4 has more diffuse matte finish than the K3, but I never noticed until now.
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Okay. I just compared the reflectivity of the matte finish on a K3 and a K4. When holding the K4 so that I could see the light from a window across the room reflected off it, the reflection was a large round blob the width of the screen. When I did that with the K3, the reflection was smaller and definitely a fuzzy rectangle shape, but no obvious reflections other than that.

I suppose that reading outside with sky reflections could be more of an issue. I hold my devices to minimize reflections, and my K3 matte finish is much less annoying than the shiny finish that my nexus 7 has.

So, it appears that the K4 has more diffuse matte finish than the K3, but I never noticed until now.
It does depending on the lighting. My bedroom light is a position in front of me on the ceiling. So it gives the K3 a glassy look. The K4 doesn't have this issue.

You want to talk about shiny! The Kindle Fire is a mirror, I use it to check my teeth.
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