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Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
TrumpetMan258  Account Info
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I don't really like any of them. They should have a green one. Green is awesome!

-TrumpetMan

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 00:43 GMT

Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
tal_oz  Account Info
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DUH!

This is the third time im posting this

TI should make a green faceplate.

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 02:08 GMT


Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
Rodney Blythe  Account Info
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I agree, although my favorite color is blue, I have a green slide case for my 83+. Say, can those kickstand cases be used on the on the traditional calcs such as the 83s?

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 02:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
Jake Griffin  Account Info
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No, the "new generation" calcs have a completely different shape...similar to that of the HP calcs...

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 06:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
darkhydra21 Account Info

Yeah...more money for TI...but I still kinda like the new shape better than the old one...if you look t an 83+ and then an 82, that's what the difference felt like for me when I put my titanium and my 83+ next to each other.

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 22:51 GMT

Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
Tzazak  Account Info

I'm not exactly thrilled with this idea of faceplates. Oh, look everybody! You can make your calculator colorful, but only if you pay us money! Why? Because we're getting sick of making the same calculators with a few improvements, like USB links, so now we want YOU to make your calculator better!

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 01:38 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

Yeah, it does seem sort of stupid (except for the heat-based color-changing idea)...kind of like buying faceplates for your monitor or something (actually, you can buy color faceplates for some compaq presarios, which in my opinion is just idiotic beyond comprehension)...

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 21:06 GMT

Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
Rob van Wijk  Account Info

Why would I bother? DS and TiCalc (in alphabetical order; don't wanna start a flame war ;)) have made my calc so much better, a color change wouln't even be a noticeable improvement anymore. (Not to mention that I think my Silver looks pretty neet already.)

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 22:14 GMT


Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
Travis Evans Account Info

It seems like TI's trying to follow the trend of cell phone manufacturers.

Reply to this comment    1 September 2004, 23:11 GMT

Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
Ayial Account Info

I say go for multi colors. Like maybe that chameleon paint that changes colors. Or maybe like reflective flames. Or maybe even theme plates for schools or sports teams. I know this is getting cheesier and cheesier, but i like the chameleon paint and the flames idea. I think TI could go far with this plate idea....

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 04:20 GMT

Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
Ayial Account Info

btw... i'm still fascinated by the see-through plastic on my 83+SE. that's the ultimate in my opinion! lol.

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 04:23 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
takuanitromars36 Account Info

I agree.

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 10:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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It would have been better transparent, not translucent.

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 20:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
darkhydra21 Account Info

No, because then all you have to look at in the back is that silver shield that protects the machinery. Plus, grease shows up more on a transparent covering.

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 22:52 GMT


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darkhydra21 Account Info

Sorry...I was reading an enginnering article at the time...by "machinery" I mean the parts and the circuits...but you probably already knew that.

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 22:54 GMT

Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
molybdenum  Account Info

Makes me think "Dremples TI." I want a semi-tiedie 2 or 3 colour swirl... of course a TSR controlled colour cycling faceplate would be nice...

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 05:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

If you could get an oil-based liquid that changes colors with temperature and a water-based liquid that changes colors with temperature, you could control the color and resultant oil-slick effect through the link port if you could assure that the faceplate wouldn't hemorrhage.

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 11:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
Ayial Account Info

that would be awesome. like make the whole calc shade red, orange, green, blue, yellow based on the heat transferred while doing uploads and downloads through the link port. now we're talkin!

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 20:31 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

That would look great!!! You could also see how hot the processor and memory are getting...

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 21:03 GMT


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anykey  Account Info

z80's don't generate heat, but otherwise, yes, it would be cool.

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 23:00 GMT

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darkhydra21 Account Info

You could do it by vibrations...have a small motion sensor installed somewhere inside the calculator that sends electrical signals to a layer of reactive fluid...it might also be possible to type in a color on your homescreen like "faceplate("BLUE")" and have it change to that...although that might require use of the I/O port to send the information.

Reply to this comment    1 September 2004, 01:15 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Wow, now that would be really cool. I don't think it would ever happen, but that would be a neat thing to have on your calculator.

Reply to this comment    1 September 2004, 14:23 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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what about just backlit keys? That would be REALLY helpful...

Reply to this comment    2 September 2004, 05:09 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Ooh yeah! Only one problem... battery drainage.

Reply to this comment    2 September 2004, 14:56 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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Light Emitting Diodes (I do not like to use abbreviations...lol) use VERY little power, and they could make it use a separate battery or something...so that if the Light Emitting Diodes ran out your calc would not die...Also, there could be some kind of switch to turn it on/off...

Reply to this comment    4 September 2004, 04:33 GMT

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darkhydra21 Account Info

I think that might be part of the problem...TI is big on aesthetics right now, obviously...what if people didnt like the LED color? It's not like you can easily switch light bulb colors...

Reply to this comment    5 September 2004, 03:47 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

120d//!!!! Considering that they *are* making faceplates, of all stupid things, for their calcs, I guess that might be a real concern. :-D

Only problem is fitting in the LEDs behind the keys...everything's close-fitting inside the case as it is...

Reply to this comment    5 September 2004, 17:43 GMT


Faceplaces :)
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

They would use a superbright multicolored LED and fiberoptics.

Reply to this comment    6 September 2004, 04:58 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Hmm, that would be neat. Now if the keys were translucent, they'd show up in the dark (similar to how a cell phone does it). I like the idea with the switch...

Reply to this comment    5 September 2004, 13:57 GMT


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anykey  Account Info

I'd buy it!

Reply to this comment    1 September 2004, 22:04 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

Every processor (or just every electronic component in general) generates some heat, maybe not much in the case of the Z80, but it's still there.

Reply to this comment    2 September 2004, 01:17 GMT


Re: Re: Which new faceplate color looks the best?
Sam3.14 Account Info
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I guess having a colorful calculator would be cool, but I would never even think about spending money on a faceplate.

Reply to this comment    1 September 2004, 11:18 GMT

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