[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
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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

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From: "ANDY COLLINS" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 12:39 PM
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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
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Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 9:54 AM
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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-----
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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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