• Price: 60

  • Company: Pantone

  • Pros: Useful, affordable and simple to use solution. Offers ‘live’ adjustment of monitor settings based on ambient room light.

  • Cons: Graphic designers may prefer a more comprehensive, powerful tool.

  • Our Rating: We rate this 8 out of 10 We rate this 8 out of 10

At last, a monitor calibration product that doesn’t require an PhD in applied mathematics to master. Designed for calibrating and profiling LCD and CRT displays, the plug-&-play Huey is a pen-like colorimeter that sticks to the screen by suckers and, together with its simple software, will have your screen calibrated in a few minutes.

Working on an uncalibrated monitor is asking for trouble, because what you see on screen palpably will not be what you get in print. Huey corrects monitor colour so you can view photos and designs more accurately.

 border=0 />This is a consumer product, pitched at digital photography enthusiasts and gamers – and this is reflected in its simplicity and pricing. However, that doesn’t mean it’s useless to the graphics professional. If you rely on unscientific built-in display calibrators, such as OS X’s Display Calibrator Assistant, Huey will deliver far superior results. 
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Accurate calibration is by necessity complex, though, and if colour is mission-critical to your work, then a higher-<BR>
end workflow calibration package such as ColorVision’s Spyder2 Plus is more suitable.
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Although brought to market by Pantone, Huey is based on GretagMacbeth’s technology – the same technology that features in professional-level products. This quality is evident in Huey’s ability to measure ambient light levels. 
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Huey will adapt your monitor’s output depending on surrounding lighting conditions. There is an adjustable slider in its preferences to tell Huey how often you want it to measure ambient light.
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