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Old 10-29-2010, 03:56 AM   #1
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Black or silver?

Hi,

I would like to know what you think about the device colour. I would think that black is better, because it would enhance the apparent contrast of the page. But I would be happy to hear your opinions abut this, especially from people who have tried both colours.

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Old 10-29-2010, 07:33 AM   #2
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I have a 505 in silver, and have no problems with the colour. It certainly doesn't detract from my reading experience (although that's a personal judgement).

That said, I'm looking at getting a 650 in black - solely because I think the 650 looks better in black (again, a personal judgement). But if the silver (or red, come to that) were cheaper than the black, or the black wasn't available when I come to buy - guess what?

I suppose what I'm saying is, get whichever appeals to you - your liking your own device is more important than someone else finding its colour distracting (or not). I find that the only time I really even notice the colour is when I'm not reading.

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I love my black 650. I think it looks nicer.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:50 AM   #4
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I have a silver 350 and I must say that indoors it is great, but outside the chrome plated buttons are very reflective and you can easily get a reflection of the Sun in your eyes. Not good! The case itself is not too bad outside, but dark would be better. I notice from the photos on the internet that the colored models like the black 650 have colored matching buttons. I should think they would be less reflective. I used to have a black 900 and I really liked the dark color much better than the silver. Unfortunately Sony only offers the 350 in silver and hot pink in the USA, and I don't want the latter!
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:53 PM   #5
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When I was purchasing my 650, I was set on getting a black one...but all the store had in stock were red ones, so I ended up with red. If I had to do it over again, I think I would still get the red...I really do like the color and don't find it distracting at all.

Also, I have a silver 505 and I spent many happy hours reading from it.

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:24 PM   #6
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I had a silver 505, and loved it. I felt the need to keep the silver tradition alive, so my 650 is silver too. I like the shiny, futuristic, new tech look to it, especially in the black/grey case.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:25 PM   #7
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:15 PM   #8
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I have the silver 650 and love the colour. It's in the red 650 cover and the silver and dark red contrast is really nice. I read it outside and don't find the silver reflective or distracting. Even though black is classic, I have everything else from my notebook, tv, mp3 player, PS3, etc. are all in black (except for the Wii). I needed something in silver to break it up!
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:55 AM   #9
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If you read in direct sunlight a lot, the black might heat up more. Just a thought.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:11 AM   #10
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:46 PM   #11
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:18 PM   #12
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When I bought my 650, I had to have the red. There was no question. It just looks snazzier.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:37 AM   #13
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I think that my silver PRS-350 looks very cool, but I am always aware of the frame due to its reflective nature. The white frame of my Aluratek "disappears" when I read on that device. So I'd say that a flat, matte color is probably the best choice for a reader.
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