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Hi,

I've read that adding a black skin or decal to your Kindle 2 can improve the text to background contrast (or one's perception of it, anyway). Has anyone tried this and found it to be true? Or not true?

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Well, any dark skin. I found the stark white distracting, and when I applied a darker skin the screen did seem to "pop" better.
 

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It's similar to using lipstick to make your teeth look whiter.....
 

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I replaced a DG Tropics skin with a black one and like it better. The design on the Tropics was a little distracting but I definitely think the black skin makes the screen stand out a little more.
 

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Sweety18 said:
So you're saying I should wear black lipstick ;)
Cripes, I should wear it.... I had my dentist make the mold for my upper teeth, then went through the bleaching agent twice a day for a month.... All it did was make my gums hurt.
 

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I don't know, I added a lovely skin from decal girl that is black but I find it really distracting since I used my K1 for over a year without a skin.
 

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Being black, I did a  ??? when I saw the thread subject.  I'm still snickering.
 

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pidgeon92 said:
Cripes, I should wear it.... I had my dentist make the mold for my upper teeth, then went through the bleaching agent twice a day for a month.... All it did was make my gums hurt.
Try Brite Smile-only takes an hour and not much pain at all!
 

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auntmarge said:
Hah! That's priceless, my best guffaw in weeks.....
I really wanted to say "it does for me", but nobody would have gotten it. Oh goodness still got the giggles.
Seriously though I have a mostly white skin and it makes the background a little grayer than on Kindles I have seen with darker skins. I'll try to get a picture on Monday ad that Kindle belongs to a coworker
 

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I think it does give a slightly better contrast.

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Being black, I did a ??? when I saw the thread subject. I'm still snickering.
I'm still LOL'ing at your post! :D
 

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A dark outer color visually helps the eyes focus more on the screen. A light color will distract the eyes from the screen giving it an illusion that the contracts is lighter.
 

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My DG skin isn't entirely black, but it has a mixture of black, blue tones and a bit of white. It seems to me that my Kindle 2 is much easier to read than it was before I put a skin on it. The skin that I have ("Stand Alone") really relaxes me, and I love it anyway, but the contrast improvement is a big plus.
 
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