[access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector

Andy

I love all shades of purple, so yes it does. The fact it told me this morning that my top is an intense pink tells you it's trying to be a bit more specific than the Cobolt's emphatic red which it isn't.

Jackie
----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy Collins" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:39 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector


Hi Jackie -

Would the colorino tell you then, if something was violet or mauve? The
Cobolt does seem to be rather limited in what it can see! -

Andy

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:28 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector


| Hi Wendy
|
| The Colorino has gone up then, though it was a while ago when I bought
mine.
|
| They all three have their place. As already posted, Ian uses the original
| Colortest for plugs and wires, and he thinks it's very good for that.
Then
| Cobolt came along with their unit, and I have always got on with it, even
| though it does have a tendency to love olive green and be a bit hit and
| miss. The Colorino is probably a bit more specific, and maybe the colours | it has had assigned are more up-to-date. Until Andy asked the question, I | hadn't really thought which one I would choose, but I suppose it might be | the Colorino. I know I could just as easy go and ask our son Ian to tell
me
| what colours I want, but I prefer to do it on my own and ask when I really | need his help. Usually he comes out with: "Mum you're perfect it's fine."
| From a sighted perspective, he thinks the Cobolt detector is a bit
emphatic.
| For example, there are lots of purple shades, but it just says purple when
| it could be violet or mauve.  See what I mean?
|
| Hope that helps.
|
| Jackie
| ----- Original Message ----- | From: "Wendy Sharpe" <w.sharpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 9:38 AM
| Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Cobolt colour detector
|
|
| Friends
|
| The website for the Colorino has changed to:
|
| http://www.ic-online.co.uk/
|
| The Colorino appears to be priced at £82.24.
|
| Jackie, is this a much more reliable unit than the Cobolt? From what you
| say it seems so, but there is an even more expensive one from Caretec in
| Austria, and I just wonder what the differences are.
|
| Wendy
|
| -----Original Message-----
| From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of
| Jackie Cairns
| Sent: 11 October 2007 08:08
| To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
| 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
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| > | > ||
| > | > || -----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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