Friday, January 5, 2018

WHY SO MUCH BLACK ON APPLIANCES?

      I don't know about you, but I have difficulty reading the faces of black appliances. 

      It came to a head recently when I bought a new computer. The tower is below the top of my desk so the vision is difficult to start with. On the front of the tower is a tray to load DVDs,  2 USB ports, Two sound jacks and another port that have no idea of what it is. However, the problem is to see any of this stuff. At times in the daytime it's visible At all other times in the day I cannot see these connections. I have my trusty flash light on my desk to see the computer face.

     When I started to think about this situation , I realized I had another color option for the computer but never gave it a thought at the time.

    Then I started to look around in the room and all appliances are black. I have a black stereo, a black boom box, black radio and black phone. Oh yes the interior of my car is black.

    What's going on with all the black?






Even my flashlight is black!

22 comments:

  1. Gosh... I never thought about it, but now I'm looking around and you're so right. Is it so it doesn't show the dirt?

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    1. Black will show dust. they probably know that black would be a popular color.

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  2. That's a good question. I've never thought of it before. But a flashlight (and a good magnifying glass) are a good defense as the eyes get older! I wouldn't be without either one.

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    1. I use the magnifying glass for very small print.

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  3. I don't like it on electronics, so hard to see what you're doing and hard to find it if it gets lost

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    1. I'm with you. You spend too my time looking for something.

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  4. Hmmm. You do get choices when you buy, but most people go for black. My laptop is silver but it has black keys, lighted up from behind them, though, making it easy to see the keys. :-)

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    1. Now your laptop sounds like a good deal.

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  5. It's my favourite colour, so I've never really minded, but I can see that being problematic!

    Regarding your question, yes, the rink's open to the public.

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    1. William you're also younger so better eyes to handle the black. Thanks for the rink info.

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  6. Ha! My flashlight is pink! But it's here on my desk for the same reason, to see the ports on the black tower and the directions on the black printer/scanner/copier. ;-/

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    1. We must be feeble minded to suffer with black machines.

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  7. Had to look what color my flashlight on the desk was.
    Silver!I am not sure what brings it on, maybe easy to produce.Everything can match with components.

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    1. They probably know that black sells better.

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  8. I suppose in some respects black is the one 'colour' that goes with everything so it makes it easier for manufacturers. My laptop is silver as is my iPad and my iPhone is 'space grey' but they are very neutral colours too.

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    1. Smart man! Here choices are not displayed.

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  9. I have flashlights in every room. My husband carries one in his pocket all the time. Black may be a good color choice for some wierd reason, but I would prefer white with black lettering...now that would stand out!

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  10. Ha! Keeps things from looking dirty, I suppose?

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  11. Your right my camera is black, my new laptop. Magnifying glass black. My daughters kitchen appliances are silver and black. agree with Terrie. That seems logical .

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  12. You are right most of appliances are black .

    I used to be fan of white for all my life but since some years i feel likening for black colour.

    Black colour seems to have an undefineable graveness and charm in it.

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