What is the optimal viewing distance from the iPod touch your face?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jaypee68, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. jaypee68 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    What is the optimal viewing distance from the iPod touch to your face when watching movies? Any ideas?
  2. thegrue macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2007

    You have to actually insert it INTO your eye.
  3. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
  4. ipodtoucher macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2007
    Cedar Park, TX
    is this a serious post?...

    the "touch" part refers to you actually have to touch with your eye ball then hold the ipod as far away from yourface as possible...then throw it like a frisbee and dont go after it...haha
  5. jaypee68 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Wow, you people are a bunch of real *******s. Of course it was a real question. In everyones experience, how far did they have the touch away from their eyes before it became comfortable for them to watch? Was it really that hard of a question? I didn't think I would have to break it down for all of you.
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Most people don't get out a ruler to measure the distance between face and iPod during use... Just use whatever distance is comfortable to you. I would think that it depends on your eyesight.
  7. jaypee68 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    I wasn't asking for people to get out a ruler. The question was more of a poll of what people's experience's were with viewing stuff on the iPod.
  8. savar macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2003
    District of Columbia
    The pixel density is fairly high, so you can get pretty close to it -- less than a foot. At the other extreme, depending on what you're watching you can be 2-3 feet away.

    What prompted the question?

    Ideally somebody will make a case with a stand that can be used both in vertical and horizontal viewing orientations.
  9. rbroady macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    exactly at arms full length. locked elbows and everything to protect from the photons coming out of the screen (which COULD cause blindness)
  11. jaypee68 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    I asked because on my week 38 iPod Touch, some of the negative black issue went away the farther I held it away from my eyes, the closer it was the more negatives were black as if they were polarized more and more as I brought it closer to my face.
  12. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I actually noticed that too, I did a double take the first time. But it only happens when its really close (a few inches, too close for regular viewing)
  13. bkosh84 macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2007
    It depends on what you are comfortable with honestly.. Just like a TV, you don't want to be so close so it gives you a headache or ruins your eyesight.

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