A quick first Video should come sometime tomorrow evening... I recorded it today, tried to render it but my computer crashes during rendering for some weird reason.
I'm not at home this weekend and my computer has fully crashed, so I can't even connect remotely to it for try rendering again
That logo plate, is the metal one right? or is the self-adhesive foil?
Both versions look gorgeous, but I wouldn't call that chrome, the tone reminds me a lot the cosmic grey of Civics 03+ (without the gloss obviously...):
It is/was a very nice looking dark grey.
Regarding the shinny/tone of the pictures, they look fairly matte to me (pick the joysticks/pads for comparison). The gloss there is because the light used; also photographs of dark/black things are always difficult. A side by side would help in figuring the tone.
The contrast between the shiny plastic logo surround and the dark of the black case isn't as noticeable to me in motion as it was in the photos. But I'm not swayed from my opinion that dark chrome is the winner between the two.
"Quick look" then we get nearly a 20 minute video.
It is super appreciated though. You did a thorough job of comparing it to enough devices and rotating it through heaps of angles.
It was interesting hearing the back stories of the coating and watching you scratch the case was awesome until the screwdriver started damaging the uncoated case. That sound hurt
I would really hope that we could be happy with a single colour for the first run or two. There are already 6 different models (although the 2GB was in a tiny minority) and if there are 2 colours that brings the options to 12. I'm all for keeping things simple. (Having said that, I'm still looking forward to the possibility of a red and blue version in the future)
But looking forward to throwing money at you for the final purchase.