[access-uk] Re: colorino

The Colortest range range in priced from Computer Room Services from £430 to 
£560, the higher price having extra features, such as memo, games features etc. 
 A link to the daily living page where they are all featured is:
http://comproom.secured-area.co.uk/acatalog/Daily_Living.html


On 22 Aug 2011, at 12:08, Dave Mack wrote:

> Jackie, that was a funny story. Thanks and I also have a question I hope was 
> not already addressed here.  Different light sources affect what color an 
> object may appear as.  I suppose the truest color reference is established in 
> so-called natural sunlight while flourescent light turns things more bluish 
> and incandescent light bulbs turn things more reddish-orannge.  So do any of 
> these color detectors have settings for different light sources as that can 
> account for mis-readings otherwise.
> 
> Thanks.  Grandpa Dave in California
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 3:33 AM
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: colorino
> 
>> Hi Andy
>> 
>> Oh it is still available from Caretec, UK dealers being Force Ten Co and
>> Computer Room Services, to my knowledge.  I don't know how much it is in
>> comparison to little Colorino, but it has the same male voice, and he can be
>> charged up.  I've had it for three years, and I've only charged it once.
>> 
>> What it does that Colorino doesn't, apart from all the other gimmics, is
>> tell you the colour and the saturation as well.  I'll honestly never forget
>> once when I took it into S and S so that Will, who works on technical
>> support, and was one of my favourite colleagues, could play with it.  He
>> took it round the office to try different garments people were wearing.
>> When he got to one person in the sales team, it told the Colortest 2000 that
>> he had an off white shirt on, but added that the saturation was a murky
>> white.  The person concerned chimed up with: "The cheeky b****rd, suggesting
>> my washing is grubby".  I tell you that Will and I were in hysterics, along
>> with everyone else in earshot, it was so funny.  In my experience, all
>> colour identifiers have their quirks, but boy they have their fun too! (big
>> smile).
>> 
>> 
>> Kind Regards,
>> 
>> Jackie Cairns
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
>> ANDY COLLINS
>> Sent: 22 August 2011 10:17
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: colorino
>> 
>> Hi Jackie -
>> 
>> Perhaps I'll Google it and see if it's still around, and if there are any
>> reviews for it -
>> 
>> Andy
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 7:56 AM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: colorino
>> 
>> 
>>> Hi Andy
>>> 
>>> I was given a Colortest 2000, which is the big brother to the Colorino, by
>>> someone who didn't want it any more.  I have to say it's really good as
>>> well, but I honestly don't know how much it costs.  This device does other
>>> things that I've never played with too.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Kind Regards,
>>> 
>>> Jackie Cairns
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
>>> Of
>>> ANDY COLLINS
>>> Sent: 21 August 2011 15:50
>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: colorino
>>> 
>>> hi Brian -
>>> 
>>> As your wife has discovered, it is far from perfect, but to get anything
>>> better you'd have to pay a few hundred quid more as I understand, not that
>>> I've got the latest pricing on the more powerful detectors, and I've
>>> certainly had no experience with them, but from what I was aware of a few
>>> years ago there is a better detector out there, but for loads more dosh.
>>> For
>>> me, the Colorino certainly has a place, as it is accurate enough in many
>>> cases, and great for sorting out odd socks, as long as you can learn that
>>> when it says gray/green, it means beige <smile> -
>>> 
>>> Andy
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Williams Family" <welivehere7@xxxxxxx>
>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 2:59 PM
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: colorino
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Hi Andy
>>>> Many tha nks. very interesting. Unfortunately my wife finds it too
>>>> inconsistant and frustrating, so it look as though it's goind back. Many
>>>> thanks fro everyone who has given tips and ideas
>>>> brian
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------------------------------------
>>>> From: "ANDY COLLINS" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 12:39 PM
>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: colorino
>>>> 
>>>>> Hi Brian -
>>>>> 
>>>>> I find the Colorino can be inconsistent. Jackie's tip of lying a garment
>>>>> flat on a firm surface is a good one. I have also found that if I put my
>>>>> finger behind a garment, and then press that bit of the garment against
>>>>> the detecting hole on the device, I can get more accurate results. For
>>>>> example, just putting the Colorino against a garment that is white, it
>>>>> may tell me it is light gray, but if I push the material in to the tip
>>>>> of
>>> 
>>>>> the hole, it may then see it as white. I always take 2-3 readings
>>>>> because
>>> 
>>>>> of certain inconsistencies. Yes, I too have found that it can see dark
>>>>> brown as black, and almost never is it able to tell navy from black. I
>>>>> still find it useful, if not perfect, and use it, with a combination of
>>>>> familiarising myself with the colours of my clothes from textures/button
>>>>> differences. But of course some of us have identical garments of
>>>>> different colours, and if the colours are close, such as similar but
>>>>> different shades of blue, the Colorino may struggle to see the
>>>>> difference, then some other way of identification is required, if it's
>>>>> that important. Personally, I'm very fussy about what I ware, and
>>>>> although I have sighted help, I like to be independent, and won't
>>>>> usually
>>> 
>>>>> buy things that are too similar to each other in both style and colour.
>>>>> I
>>> 
>>>>> have a number of polo shirts for example, all the same to the touch, but
>>>>> sufficiently different in colour for the Colorino to identify. It's
>>>>> important for me to choose colours that are right for my colouring too,
>>>>> and that's where I need sighted help too. But that's just me, others are
>>>>> less particular -
>>>>> 
>>>>> Andy
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Williams Family" <welivehere7@xxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 9:54 AM
>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: colorino
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> --------------------------------------------------
>>>>>> Hi Jackie
>>>>>> My wife bought it following a recent deterioration in her sight. She
>>>>>> has
>>> 
>>>>>> been very disappointed so far. the device doesn't seem to tell the
>>>>>> differnce between black and brown for instance. will try your tips,
>>>>>> many
>>> 
>>>>>> thanks
>>>>>> brian
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> : "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 9:49 AM
>>>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: colorino
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Hi Brian
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> While none of the detectors I have ever found and used are perfect,
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> Colorino is, personally, one of the best devices on the market.  Here
>>>>>>> are a
>>>>>>> couple of tips:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 1.  If possible, lie the garment you want to identify somewhere flat
>>>>>>> rather
>>>>>>> than wearing it, then try to see what colour it is.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 2.  Hold the device so that the identifier is down and firmly over the
>>>>>>> garment so that it does not let in any light when you press the button
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> see what colour you have.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Similar colours can be a bit hit or miss, for instance, white and
>>>>>>> cream, or
>>>>>>> black and navy, or sometimes various browns.  But it definitely will
>>>>>>> differentiate between light blue and navy, for example, black and
>>>>>>> white,
>>>>>>> light pink and rose pink, light and dark purple shades, etc.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I hope this is of some help.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Kind Regards,
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Jackie Cairns
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>>>>>>> Behalf Of
>>>>>>> Williams Family
>>>>>>> Sent: 21 August 2011 09:36
>>>>>>> To: access uk
>>>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] colorino
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>>> have purchased the colorino colour detector this week and ha ve found
>>>>>>> it
>>>>>>> very disappointing. It doesn't seem to be able to tell the difference
>>>>>>> between brown and black pus other colours. What have others found? I
>>>>>>> believe
>>>>>>> there may be a colour detector for the ipod touch, have others found
>>>>>>> an
>>>>>>> alternative to the colorino. A very expensive product considering what
>>>>>>> it
>>>>>>> can't do.
>>>>>>> brian
>>>>>>> 
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