We offer monitor hoods to help you get the best display, software, and monitor cleaning solution to keep your monitor at it's best.
Monitor hoods are used to block external light from hitting your monitor. This light can affect your perception of the displayed colour significantly, and in particular can make it hard to see dark tone separation.
While monitor hoods are most needed if you have strong direct light sources near your monitor, they offer improved display in almost all scenarios and once you've worked with a monitor hood it can be hard to use a monitor without one!
We offer original hoods from Eizo which are very well made and fit the monitors perfectly, but are a little more expensive. We also offer some more affordable after-market options that, whilst definitely not as pretty and easy to mount on screen, are functionally equivalent and compatible with almost all monitors (you must have at least 12mm+ of monitor bezel around the edge of your screen though - not compatible with iMacs!).
The latest Eizo monitor hoods are, quite simply, the best in the business. Absurdly easy to fit with their magnet based mounting, they may not be cheap but they are superb quality.
These are aftermarket, Chinese made monitor hoods. The fit and finish is a big step down from the brand original hoods and they're also more difficult to fit - but once on they do the actual job in the much the same way of course!
You must have bezel of around 12mm or more around your screen for these to work with your monitor, and they do not work with iMacs.
Note: if you're really on a tight budget, the 15 to 25 inch hood below can be used on up to 27" monitors at a pinch - while it's very much at the outside of the fit, it does just work and is stable.
Protecting your high end monitor investment is critical, and you should regularly and carefully clean your screen for best performance. Do not however use regular office grade screen cleaners - you should use one specifically developed for cleaning monitors with optical grade anti-glare coating. The Eizo screen cleaner kit is perfect and will last a long time.
Spectraview II allows you enjoy the ease and quality benefits of direct hardware calibration and is compatible with all NEC PA monitors.
Note Spectraview II is just the software only and you must use it with a compatible calibrator.
We recommend you match this with the i1Display Pro for the most accurate results. It's also compatible with Spyder and some Munki calibrators.
- Jon Fitch -
Thank you very much for your help and guidance with my recent purchase of the BenQ PV270 Monitor and a Calibrator. You have been extremely helpful in giving very good advice in an easy to understand manner and you have been very generous with your time.