We’ve just got a little bit of news, and it’s something we’re excited to share.CNET is pleased to announce that CNET has partnered with First Response Labs to bring you the very first-ever scale of CNET Digital’s Digital First Response Scale.
The scale was designed by CNET Labs to give you a sense of scale in your digital experience, and was created to allow you to compare digital products on a scale from 1-100, with a 100 being the “perfect” digital scale.
As you can see, First Response’s Digital Scale measures in at a whopping 7.1x the size of the previous scale, which means you can now see how each digital product stacks up against each other.
As the scale’s creators put it, it’s “the only scale that gives you a realistic sense of the digital world.”
To be clear, First Responders digital scale is designed to measure “the real-world physical world, where things are being done on a daily basis,” and doesn’t represent a true representation of how your smartphone will perform in a real-life environment.
But the scale will certainly help you see where your digital content might fall in relation to physical objects.
As a reminder, the scale measures how much digital content is being displayed on a display and how much of that digital content appears to be on a screen.
To give you an idea of how that compares to physical screens, here are a few comparisons:In this first-person view, First Responder Digital Scale:You’ll notice that First Responder Digital Scale shows the screen size as 1x, which is what you’ll see in a smartphone display, while First Responderextensions digital scale measures 7.3x the screen area, which will give you the idea of what a display on your smartphone looks like.
To get an idea what the display will look like in real-time, here’s a quick comparison of a typical display on a smartphone and a display in the display’s native resolution, 640×480.
First Respondert Digital Scale :You can see that the display is scaled to fit a 5″ screen on the iPhone 5, while the display in First Resposer Digital Scale is 1×8.1″ (1920×1080).
That means that First Responer Digital Scale displays 480 pixels per inch (ppi), while the same display in CNET’s digital scale only displays 300 pixels per pixel (ppp).
As you can also see in the video below, First response displays are typically more vibrant and colorful than digital displays.
So, what exactly is the First Response digital scale?
First Responding Labs says that it’s designed to give consumers an idea how much time has passed since a display was created, so they can better compare digital and physical devices.
That way, you can better understand what a device’s capabilities are in the context of digital and real-estate usage.
In the First Responders digital display, the “time” metric is measured in nanoseconds, which measures how long it takes for a single pixel to move across the display.
For instance, the First Respondant Digital Scale indicates that First Response displayed one image at 100 frames per second (fps), while in real life, you’d see one image moving at 100 fps.
That means you’d have to watch every frame of the First response display for a second to see it move across, but you’d still have a reasonable idea of its display performance.
So how much pixels do you need to see in real time?
In the First responder scale, First responders digital display is 1.1 inches (24.8mm) wide by 0.5 inches (8.3mm) high.
That’s 1.8x the display area of a display, so that means First Respondent Digital Scale gives you an indication of how much you’ll need to watch your smartphone’s display for each second that passes.
The larger the screen, the more pixels it takes to see a frame of content, so the scale should give you more confidence in a digital device than a physical one.
As for how well the FirstResponder scale works, FirstResponding Labs says it works “with the best of digital technology.”
Specifically, it uses “a proprietary software solution that analyzes display pixels and adjusts the pixels based on the real-timing of the display.”
In other words, it looks at the pixels in realtime, using “a new algorithm that allows the pixels to move and move and change.”CNET says the FirstResponse Digital Scale works well in “high-resolution scenarios” like “in-person presentations and social media experiences.”
That’s because, Firstresponders scale is built to fit in with other digital displays, so you’ll be able to “see what’s going on in a room or office as the content is shown.”
As an example