Optical Illusion to make your Kindle 2 Text look Darker

Posted on May 8, 2009
Solid State Black Amazon Kindle 2 Skin

A while back I read on a forum that using a darker skin on your Kindle 2 helps trick the mind's eye into the perception of darker text on the screen. I decided to do a little experiment to see if this illusion really works. I decided on using the Solid State Black Amazon Kindle 2 Skin for the test. I already had a blue world skin on my Kindle 2 but I was due for a change and I like the simple and stylish look it now has.


The following picture is a side-by-side comparison of a naked Kindle 2 screen and the same Kindle with the Black skin applied. Both pictures were taken in a controlled environment using the exact same bright lighting. If you look closely (click the photo to enlarge it) you can see the screen text shade is the same, but the Kindle with the black screen does give me the illusion of darker text. What do you see?

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