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    Default White speaker on the white N5 models. Distracting.

    Anyone else get distracted by the white speaker? I keep thinking it's the LED notification light from the corner of my eye when I'm looking at my computer screen. I've had it for almost two weeks now, too. Don't think I'll ever get used to it >_>.

    Here's a picture so others know what I'm referring to.
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    Yes all the time. I wish they had made either the entire phone white or at least left the speaker black

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    Default Re: White speaker on the white N5 models. Distracting.

    Before my white N5 arrived I was really worried about the white speaker.

    Since actually getting the unit I have little problem with it. While using the unit I don't even really notice it since my eyes are focused on the screen. And I could never confuse the dim white speaker with the bright notification light.

    However, I am curious to hear from those that have tried a fix. I mean, conceivably even using a black Sharpie might work. But I'm not willing to try it out on my N5....
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    Quote Originally Posted by xstinkyx View Post
    Before my white N5 arrived I was really worried about the white speaker.

    Since actually getting the unit I have little problem with it. While using the unit I don't even really notice it since my eyes are focused on the screen. And I could never confuse the dim white speaker with the bright notification light.

    However, I am curious to hear from those that have tried a fix. I mean, conceivably even using a black Sharpie might work. But I'm not willing to try it out on my N5....
    Haha, there's no way I would do that, but I think it would be a great fix if it bothered someone enough. I imagine it would look like it came black from the factory without looking horrible. One thing I always think about is resell value, so I'd never alter it personally. I'd definitely be interested in seeing how it looks.
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    I like the look. It adds contrast to the all black front.
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    Default Re: White speaker on the white N5 models. Distracting.

    It makes it easier to tell my phone from the wife's phone....
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    Default Re: White speaker on the white N5 models. Distracting.

    I keep thinking it is the notification light as well. I have to look at my phone a few seconds longer while its on my desk to make sure I don't have a notification.
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    Default Re: White speaker on the white N5 models. Distracting.

    Surprisingly, I don't confuse it with a notification... I am easily distracted by reflections on my Maxx's screen, confusing it with an Active Notification, but not sure why the white dot doesn't attract my attention.

    Perhaps if you were to change your LED light to consistently flash a different color than white, then you can train your brain to look for that color instead, haha. I've toyed around with the idea of using a Sharpie on the earpiece, and I actually might do that this weekend. Probably will use a color instead of just black though.
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    Default Re: White speaker on the white N5 models. Distracting.

    I have the black one, so can't speak from experience, but have to ask.... doesn't it make it easier to orient which end is 'up' on the phone at a glance?
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    Default Re: White speaker on the white N5 models. Distracting.

    It helps me tell the top from the bottom quickly when I need to grab the phone and use it. My iPhone's button was very helpful for that as well.
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    Default Re: White speaker on the white N5 models. Distracting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy8000 View Post
    I have the black one, so can't speak from experience, but have to ask.... doesn't it make it easier to orient which end is 'up' on the phone at a glance?
    It does, but, opposite of you, I don't know how confused I would be with a black earpiece =p
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    Default Re: White speaker on the white N5 models. Distracting.

    it helps me know which way is right way up. im still having hard time grasping that my notification light is now at bottom ><
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    Default Re: White speaker on the white N5 models. Distracting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy8000 View Post
    I have the black one, so can't speak from experience, but have to ask.... doesn't it make it easier to orient which end is 'up' on the phone at a glance?
    I was thinking the exact same thing...many times when I pulled my N4 out of my pocket I had it upside down lol

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