I agree, better previews would be very appreciated. For the colors they list, it’s hard to see what it would actually look like irl. I’ve seen some youtube videos of framework 16 announcements and the spacers in those look dramatically different, for example in the verge preview, it appears they might have a glossy/metallic kind of finish to them? The ones at the timestamp I linked also look more red than orange to me, not sure if it’s due to the lighting or if the orange is a darker shade and combined with the shininess maybe it looks red.
As far as color shift I’m also very confused about it, quoting the same video at this timestamp, it says “The orange-red color shift looks great. Patel says it’ll color shift all the way to blue when it’s final.” So what does that mean? Are all the spacers “color shifting”? What determines what colors they shift to? I’m very confused, and it seems a bit of an oversight if potential customers have to look through a bunch of youtube reviews just to figure out what it is that they’re preordering. If pictures aren’t available (spacers not finalized yet) then at least a text description of each of them would help.
I put in a preorder just to get in line and chose black for now as a safe option but if we get clarification on what these look like and what color shift is I might have to ask support to change my configuration.
I see, if it’s the color shift spacer that’s good to know (it does make me wonder whether the other colors will have a similar metallic finish though even if they don’t shift colors). It’s also confusing though because there’s a quote about blue, but color shift image from framework you show looks pretty green to me, so is it going to go from red to green to blue, or just red to blue without green? Real pictures would help a lot here, both for color shift spacers and the solid colors.
They say “Pick your favorite colors, match your Bezel, or choose alternative materials.” So I would expect the orange and lavender spacers to match the orange and lavender bezels very closely. The bezels don’t seem to have any metallic finish.
I think they will probably give us more accurate pictures and video of the color shift spacers when they get the final production version.