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Old 08-05-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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Talking Which color should I get?

I'm probably going to buy a Kobo at my local Borders tonight. I was wondering, which color should I get? I've never seen the black in person, but I've heard some people thought it looked/felt cheap, rather than the white one. Does the black help with the contrast? Is the black one even available in the US? What are your thoughts?
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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I think the white looks cheap. I would not have a Kobo if only the white one existed. The black one feels like a book to me and not a gadget with a big blue dot.
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I think this is a very personal decision.
I bought a black one because I thought the white one looked a bit cheap! LOL! I think the black one looks much classier - so we are all different. I also found the blue button to be distracting. On the black model the button is a much more subtle grey.
Also (and probably more importantly) I think the contrast of the page was better with the black one. For me the page looked whiter which in turn made the print look darker. Of course this is an optical illusion as the actual page and print colour don't change just the border of the Kobo around it.

You should look at both yourself and make your own decision - there is no right or wrong answer for everybody.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:23 PM   #4
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Whatever you like. Some people prefer the black because the contrast between the surroundings and the screen makes the latter look brighter, as Harley mentioned. For others with the white model, the white blends into the screen and gives the illusion of the screen looking bigger, or it least the contrast isn't as jarring for them. I just went with white because it beckoned to me, and you probably can't go wrong with either.

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Old 08-05-2010, 07:29 PM   #5
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White, everything is in black these days, black is too drab. White looks way better.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:14 PM   #6
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Sexy black

To me, black is sexy blends with most places. When all said and done, your first color thought, should be the one you choose bit.ly/agQQDA

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Old 08-05-2010, 09:12 PM   #7
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The black one seems to show off greasy fingerprints more. The white one shows off dirty fingerprints.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:43 PM   #8
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Well, black cars go faster, so by extension a black kobo should do faster page turns.

Actually I got a black one because it does make the display seem lighter. White ones make the display seem more grey.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:44 AM   #9
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And here was I thinking that it was red cars that went faster! LOL. Gotta go with the consensus, it's a matter of personal choice although I am giving much more consideration to selecting a cover for my white Kobo.

At least I have plenty of time as my son wants to buy me a cover for Christmas.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:55 AM   #10
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And here was I thinking that it was red cars that went faster!
To be 100% accurate it's actually black with red flames down the side. But Kobo don't offer that option.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:37 AM   #11
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I got a black Kobo because I didn't like the blue button on the white Kobo's, and I thought the black Kobo's wouldn't show dirty fingerprints as much as the white ones.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:51 AM   #12
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Thanks, guys. Your posts were pretty helpful. However, they only had the white one available!

Apparently, they're selling pretty well. They had told me they were sold out, but they just got a new shipment earlier that day.
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However, they only had the white one available!
I wanted either the turquoise or vermilion Kobo but I too settled for the white one.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:44 PM   #14
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Buy whatever colour you want and then get a Gela Skin to cover it! You can even create a custom skin (if you don't like any of their artists) if you would like. I've been trying to force a more arty friend of mine into making me a decent 'Hitchhiker's Guide' looking cover, but she's being slow so I can't tell you if they're a decent quality or not from personal experience. But at least it wouldn't matter what colour Kobo you get.
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