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View Poll Results: Which bezel colour for most comfortable reading?
Black 71 67.62%
White 8 7.62%
Silver 8 7.62%
Gray 18 17.14%
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:20 PM   #16
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Thanks for all your input! I have ordered a Kobo Touch with a white bezel, because I think it might resemble a "real" paper book more than one with a black bezel.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:57 AM   #17
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I had some serious issues with the original Nook bezel. I found the reflective white incredibly distracting when there were any directed light sources around. Also the thin, angled shiny black border between the bezel and screen would irritate me no end when it caught a light. But I'm oversensitive to these kind of things, most people aren't so unlucky.

I found the K3 to be so much better, but even so, I dream of the day when screens will be absolutely anti-reflective, as even the K3 suffers from screen glare that can be annoying if there's a lamp shinning directly onto the screen.
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:12 AM   #18
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I had some serious issues with the original Nook bezel. I found the reflective white incredibly distracting when there were any directed light sources around. Also the thin, angled shiny black border between the bezel and screen would irritate me no end when it caught a light. But I'm oversensitive to these kind of things, most people aren't so unlucky.

I found the K3 to be so much better, but even so, I dream of the day when screens will be absolutely anti-reflective, as even the K3 suffers from screen glare that can be annoying if there's a lamp shinning directly onto the screen.
I just tilt it a bit and it's just fine, the only problem is with light shining directly to the screen. Same effect as a mirror, if it's not directly pointed at you it doesn't shine on your eyes.
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:31 AM   #19
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Thanks for all your input! I have ordered a Kobo Touch with a white bezel, because I think it might resemble a "real" paper book more than one with a black bezel.
I am sure you will love it. Most people say they love black best because it is the only color they ever had or their favourite device comes in. Having had a matte white case 8as well as a matte black and two silver cases) I can only tell you the white was the one I liked best for its looks as the colour of the bezel does not have any effect on the contrast of the screen.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:26 PM   #20
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I am sure you will love it. Most people say they love black best because it is the only color they ever had or their favourite device comes in. Having had a matte white case 8as well as a matte black and two silver cases) I can only tell you the white was the one I liked best for its looks as the colour of the bezel does not have any effect on the contrast of the screen.
I've compared the dark blue Sony with the silver one (was it 505? I don't even remember what the # was) and the dark blue definitely gave the illusion of a whiter background on the ebooks. But I had already bought a silver one (and was having buyer's remorse because of the contrast), I stuck with it, and do not notice it and love my Sony to bits. It's now at least 3 years old and going strong. But again.. if you do put the two side-by-side, there was definitely a difference to my eyes, illusion though it may be.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:33 PM   #21
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I've had black and white bezels. The text appears darker to me on the black bezel ones and they tend to show less dirt so that is usually my preference.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:09 PM   #22
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:15 AM   #24
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My kobo is white and I've never had a black reader, but my one hesitation in getting a black or a dark coloured reader is that I use them most when I'm on holidays, usually in a sunny and hot climate. Black heats up way more than white in the sun.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:06 AM   #25
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Thanks for all your input! I have ordered a Kobo Touch with a white bezel, because I think it might resemble a "real" paper book more than one with a black bezel.
Hmmm I bought a black Kobo Touch because I thought it made the "pages" look more like paper.
Everyone is different.
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You are missing one very important option:
- Doesn't really matter.

I have had several readers with various bezels and I see no difference between black one and white one.
if you read outside then you sure will notice a big difference between white and black bezels. Well if you live somewhere that does not believe when the sun comes out from behind the clouds and is high in the sky that the gods are not angry with the people.

Indoors maybe not a lot of difference but I offer you the question, would you use a monitor with a wide white bezel for 8+ hours a day?

Matte black is the one and only option for me personally as want to read in varied locations and black is the only color with no potential eye strain situations.
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The poll left out red.

So, shall we start a new poll that includes red since Sony's T1 is also in red?
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The poll left out red.

So, shall we start a new poll that includes red since Sony's T1 is also in red?
I'd vote for red
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