[access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector

Hi, though I've no need of a colour detector, there is plenty of
mention of these  on Blindcooltech as follows:

Talking Colour Detector:

http://tinyurl.com/2extzz

This one mentions the Colorino
Color Teller Review
http://tinyurl.com/23a3la

In fact, if you do a search on 'color' or 'Colbolt' you will find a
few reviews.

HTH.

From Ray
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-----Original Message-----
Jackie Cairns


Ooh Andy that's a hard one because I think they both have a place.
And just
to make it a bit more complicated we've also got the original
Colortest
which we've had for years.  This was really expensive, but Ian uses it
for
plugs and things that are tiny because its sensor lends itself to
that.

I suppose if I didn't have any, I might go for the Colorino, but I'd
rather
not be without them as they are so useful.  I suppose some people
don't
really care what colours things are if they have never seen before.
Ian,
for instance, has never seen colours, so he doesn't understand what
you
match up.  I used to see very bright colours when I was small, and
it's
something I've always felt really strongly about in a dress sense.  I
just
can't buy into the theory some people have that it doesn't matter what
you
wear because you can't see it.  An interesting and, from my point of
view, a
fiesty debate!!

Don't know if I've made this any easier for you, but do tell what you
opt
for and what you think of your choice.

Jackie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Collins" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


> Hi Jackie - thanks, yes, very helpful; I'll take a look at that
website.
> The
> Cobolt detector doesn't really give much info about stripes as you
say,
> and
> more often than not hedges it's bets by saying 2 colours, one of
which is
> usually "olive green" :] The colorino sounds more useful/accurate.
From
> your
> experience, if you could only choose one, would it be the
colorino? -
>
> Andy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 8:07 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector
>
>
> | Hi Andy
> |
> | It sounds knackered then, the poor chap.
> |
> | I bought my Colorino from a company called S W Retail, and I think
it
> was
> | about the same price as the Cobolt detector, £50.
> |
> | I must say I use them both regularly.  The Cobolt detector, as you
know,
> has
> | a wide head which makes it good for distinguishing clothing.  But
I like
> the
> | Colorino for smaller items, and for getting more detail out of an
item
> of
> | clothing like embroidery and stripes.  For example, today I've put
on a
> very
> | deep pink top which has a grey stripe down the arms.  The Cobolt
> detector
> | told me it is red, whereas the Colorino says it is intensive pink.
The
> head
> | on the Colorino is smaller, so you can get more detail from tiny
items.
> I
> | wanted to put some jewellery on to match the top, and I got the
colours
> I
> | wanted from the Colorino.  I'm a bit fussy about dress code, so I
spend
> a
> | bit of time doing my utmost to get it all co-ordinated.  And if
both
> fail,
> I
> | go and ask my son if I'm dressed to kill (smile.)
> |
> | The contact details for this company are:
> | sales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> | or
> | http://www.swretail.fsnet.co.uk/
> |
> | Hope this is of some use.
> |
> | Jackie
> | ----- Original Message -----
> | From: "Andy Collins" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:28 PM
> | Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector
> |
> |
> | > Jackie -
> | >
> | > It just keeps saing "white" even when there is no light on,
usually it
> | > just
> | > bleeps, but not now!
> | >
> | > The colorino sounds more accurate than the Colbolt, is that
right, and
> how
> | > much do they go for these days, and from where?
> | >
> | > Thanks -
> | >
> | > Andy
> | > ----- Original Message -----
> | > From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
> | > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:58 PM
> | > Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector
> | >
> | >
> | > | Shame Andy.  Hope you get it sorted.  I've had mine for a long
time
> now
> | > and
> | > | would hate to be without the olive green fanatic!! I also have
the
> | > Colorino
> | > | device and usually grab it if the Cobolt one lies to me, or
when I
> am
> | > being
> | > | really fussy and need to know what shade of purple I want to
match
> up,
> | > for
> | > | example.
> | > |
> | > | Out of interest, does the light probe side of your seemingly
faulty
> | > chappy
> | > | work?  I'm just curious to know whether the colour detection
bit is
> | > | knackered, and whether it makes any noise for actual light.
> | > |
> | > | Jackie
> | > | ----- Original Message -----
> | > | From: "Andy Collins" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | > | To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | > | Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 8:14 PM
> | > | Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | > Hi David and Jackie - I have cleaned the lens, and tried the
reset
> | > many
> | > | > times, but all with no change! It will occasionally say
other
> colours,
> | > | > always wrong, but usually says everything is white.
> | > | >
> | > | > Like I said, I tried a different battery, but it wasn't a
new one,
> but
> | > | > taken
> | > | > from a different appliance, but both batteries seemed to
pack a
> | > reasonable
> | > | > kick when tested on my tongue! So, it's looking faulty, and
I
> guess
> as
> | > it
> | > | > is
> | > | > about 4 years old, not much Colbolt can do -
> | > | >
> | > | > Andy
> | > | > ----- Original Message -----
> | > | > From: "David Russell" <david.russell8@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | > | > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | > | > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 11:16 AM
> | > | > Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > | > | It doesn't calibrate itself unless you hold down the
switch at
> the
> | > | > opposite
> | > | > | end, but I imagine you know that already.  Maybe the lens
needs
> | > | > cleaning?
> | > | > |
> | > | > | David
> | > | > |
> | > | > | -----Original Message-----
> | > | > | From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> | > Behalf
> | > | > | Of Andy Collins
> | > | > | Sent: 10 October 2007 11:12
> | > | > | To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> | > | > | Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector
> | > | > |
> | > | > |
> | > | > | Ian - It comes with a white cap fitted, and calibrates
itself to
> | > this
> | > | > before
> | > | > | use -
> | > | > |
> | > | > | Andy
> | > | > | ----- Original Message -----
> | > | > | From: "Ian Macrae" <ian.macrae@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | > | > | To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | > | > | Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:38 AM
> | > | > | Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector
> | > | > |
> | > | > |
> | > | > || Andy, I don't know the product, but it sounds like it
needs
> | > | > || recalibrating.  Would pointing it at something white
during a
> reset
> | > do
> | > | > || anything?
> | > | > ||
> | > | > ||
> | > | > || Ian Macrae
> | > | > || Editor
> | > | > || Disability Now
> | > | > || +44 20 7619 7115
> | > | > || +447795 968743
> | > | > ||
> | > | > ||
> | > | > || -----Original Message-----
> | > | > || From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> | > | > Behalf
> | > | > || Of Andy Collins
> | > | > || Sent: 10 October 2007 10:34
> | > | > || To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> | > | > || Subject: [access-uk] The Cobolt colour detector
> | > | > ||
> | > | > || Hi all -
> | > | > ||
> | > | > || I'm quite use to having my colour detector tell me
everything
> is
> | > "olive
> | > | > || green" <smile> but now, it is seeing everything as
"white!"
> | > | > ||
> | > | > || It seems to be on the blink; I have changed the battery,
but it
> | > still
> | > | > || isn't seeing correctly, maybe it's got some degenerative
> condition
> | > :]
> | > | > ||
> | > | > || Is there some way of resetting it? I know about the
button on
> the
> | > | > || bottom, but holding this in when turning it on makes no
> difference.
> | > | > || Anybody got any ideas? Has this happened to anybody else
with
> one
> | > of
> | > | > || these? -
> | > | > ||
> | > | > || Andy
> | > | > ||

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