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Eye One Display 2

by X-Rite
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • A powerful, sophisticated monitor profiling solution
  • Provides consistent, predictable colour on all types of monitors - both LCD and CRT
  • Features a new sensor providing higher repeatability, faster measurements and higher sensitivity
  • Lightweight and sleek
  • Comes with a built-in counterweight for LCD displays plus an integrated suction cup for CRTs
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Technical Details
Item Weight9 g
Product Dimensions21 x 14 x 6.4 cm
Item model numberEODIS2
Hardware PlatformPC/MAC
Operating SystemWindows XP
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 52,888 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight295 g
Date First Available13 Oct 2006

Product Description

The Eye-One Display 2 is a powerful, sophisticated monitor profiling solution providing consistent, predictable color on all types of monitors - both LCD and CRT. The easy-to-use, compact device is the next generation of the Eye-One Display color profile solution. With new enhancements to both hardware and software, the Eye-One Display 2 features a new sensor providing higher repeatability, faster measurements and higher sensitivity in the dark areas for better control in shadow detail and a more neutral gray scale. Lightweight and sleek, the new device is the same as the original Eye-One Display and comes with a new ambient light head, a built-in counterweight for LCD displays plus an integrated suction cup for CRTs. Features: LCD and CRT displays Compact colorimeter for emissive color measurements Calibrates your monitor to ensure the right colors are displayed Use at multiple workstations - no additional licensing fee USB powered Enhanced sensor provides higher repeatability Monitor profile summary Profile reminder Chromatice adaptation formula Automatic gray balance Ambient Light Meter Multiple monitor profiling Mac and PC compatible - Mac OS X v 10.1 or later, Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP Specifications: Interface: USB data and power supply Refresh Rate: Monitor frequencies: 40 Hz to 150 Hz Cycle Time: Time per measurement: typical 1 second per patch Physical Dimensions: Length 84mm, width 64 mm, height 35mm (3.3 x 2.5 x 1.4 in) Weight: 52 g (1.9 oz) Dynamic Range: Black point: 0.05 cd/m2 White point: up to 1,000 cd/m2 Accuracy (LCD): Luminance: Y: typical +/- 2% Chroma x,y: typical +/- 0.006 Accuracy (CRT) Luminance: Y: typical +/- 2% Chroma x,y: typical +/- 0.004 Repeatability: Luminance: Y: typical +/- 1% Chroma x,y: typical +/- 0.002 Color Temperature: CCT (correlated color temperature) range: typical 4000K to 120000K accuracy: typical +/- 250K

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works like a dream 12 Feb 2010
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In the days when CRT monitors still ruled it was very difficult to find a calibration device that didn't make the colours on an LCD display turn out muddy and washed out. Now that LCD is the norm rather than the exception, monitor calibration for LCD displays is much easier as calibration devices are now better set up for them.

X-rite's Eye One Display2 is recommended by Photoshop guru Scott Kelby, and as I have a lot of faith in Scott's judgement I decided to give it a whirl. I was glad I did - it is so much better and easier than any of the other calibration devices I've tried (and failed miserably with). Eye One Display2 can profile CRT, LCD and laptop displays with ease and accuracy, so now I can calibrate my laptop's display too - no more colour mismatches there! It's incredibly easy to use - you can either go for the advanced settings (if you like messing around) or you can go for the easy option (which does it all for you). The results from the Easy setting are more than acceptable unless you're absolutely fanatical about colour matching - I've tried both and to be honest I can't see much difference. The resulting profile is automatically set as the default, but it's easy enough to revert to an earlier profile (though why you'd want to do that I can't imagine).

The device produces brilliant results. After years of fiddling with printer settings to get a (no more than reasonable) match to what I saw in my monitor, I can now get the best possible match every time - with no fiddling!

Thoroughly recommended.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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What made me buy this product was the huge difference between the photos in my screen and after printing. Since I have 2 computers and they both showed similarish colours, I thought they can't both be wrong, right? Wrong. As soon as I calibrated both screens I saw a huge difference, and when comparing with the prints I already had, I could see they were much closer. Now this was to illustrate the usefulness of this kind of product. What about this product in particular?
My experience with the Eye One Display 2 was mostly positive, there was already a driver available for Windows 7 that worked without any problem and the supplied software did its job.
Although, I noticed some small bugs in the software itself. Nothing show-stopper, but a little annoying at times. Calibrating an external screen that I use with my laptop wasn't as straightforward as I thought, because even though I had set the external one as main screen and had the window of the application in it, it would still try to profile the laptop screen. My suggestion to the ones with this problem is, in windows, to disable the laptop screen, run the calibration software with the external one and then re enable the screen.

In summary:
Very useful product that produces very good results with some quirks that can be easily bypassed.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good! 27 Nov 2009
By Alberto
It takes a while to fully understand how to get the best results out of your monitor. Some trial-and-error experiments will be needed.
In the end, the device does exactly what it is supposed to do. And it does it well.
The selling price is a little bit higher than similar Competitor's products (e.d. Datacolor Spyder).
Excellent technical support available on Xrite's website.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to set up and use 28 Sep 2010
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I purchased the eye-one display 2 following a recommendation in the following book Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills I also did a lot of on-line research and the unit seemed to get pretty good reviews. I am relatively new to Photoshop (and in particular monitor calibration) suffice to say as an amateur I found this pretty easy to set up and use. The only snag I encountered was that the software supplied on the CD would not load on to my three year old iMac. I visited the xrite site and downloaded the latest version of the software which worked just fine (it's great to have several different monitors now calibrated to appear consistent). I am also looking forward to using the advanced features of this unit, such as the ambient lighting feature etc.

So why not five stars?
The enclosed CD did not work.
There is no paper instruction manual included (only an electronic version).
The user interface could be clearer/more intuitive... it's a bit clunky but gets the job done.
Oh and the packaging is unnecessarily complicated, making fiddly to put away for storage.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I'm happy with it; it's given me confidence that my images will print off OK.
The software on the CD supplied didn't support Vista or Win7, so the upgrade had to be downloaded. Process is: install software from CD; navigate to the website to download the upgrade; choose right version; shut down application (or the old software can't be uninstalled); install new. Then it worked fine for me. The puck can't find itself on my LCD monitor, but configuration worked OK.
Note that this product is also reviewed in the January 2011 edition of Photoplus; they had the same issue I had with uninstalling the old software - not realising it was still running because the install wizard hides the taskbar.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars windows 7 issue 24 Feb 2010
Great product, but when installing on windows 7, the driver has issues,

I found this great help on another site

My eye one failed to recognize my USB sensor under Windows 7 64 bit. The problem was eye one Match 3.6.1 driver not having a digital signature. Downloading the 3.6.2 software after uninstalling the 3.6.1 software was only part of the fix. The uninstall failed to remove the 3.6.1 driver.
Heading to the windows device manager, I located the original driver in the USB area. It had a nice yellow caution overlay that indicated that the driver was not accepted because it was not signed. 64 bit versions of Vista and W7 must have signed drivers.
I clicked on the driver and used the dialogs to update the driver. The new installation folder of iMatch 3.6.2 contained a drivers folder that Windows7 liked. After installing the driver from that location, iMatch recognized the USB sensor and calibration went smoothly.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars making the product totally useless.
The sticky bit on the back of the eyeone wouldn't stick to the computer, making the product totally useless.
Published 5 days ago by wcb123
1.0 out of 5 stars It did work but...
I've updated my Mac to the current operating system (OS X Mountain Lion) but X-Rite will no longer support this product! I'll be steering clear of future X-Rite products!!
Published 11 months ago by Graham Green
1.0 out of 5 stars Out of date
Unit supplied must have been old stock as the sensor did not return believable readings, resulting in unacceptably over red calibrations. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!
I use a quad core AMD processor on Win7 64 bit so I had to download the update after installing the software and after a couple of uses the "puck" was able to... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kev
4.0 out of 5 stars What you see is what you get
Having done a lot of photo editing in Lightroom on my laptop I was getting annoyed that the finished images looked different when uploaded to the web and viewed on other computers. Read more
Published 23 months ago by seldom-write
5.0 out of 5 stars invalueble
why waste cash and time printing, get one of these. easy to use and you'll use it every 2week. good value for something that looks like a rubbish mouse. Read more
Published on 3 Mar 2012 by oneBIGvean
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless
I've had this for about a year and until recently never noticed that once calibrated, my screens had a slight green/red tint. Read more
Published on 8 Sep 2011 by George Stark
1.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating
I got this with high hopes, sadly they've crashed to the ground.

My operating systen is Window 7 proffessional 64 bit. Read more
Published on 31 July 2011 by V. Crisp
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I have used this to calibrate 3 different PCs, two with monitors and the third an HTPC linked to a 55" TV. I can't recommend this enough. Read more
Published on 16 May 2011 by D. Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars imac 27 inch
Hi all,
I bought this to replace my ageing spider calibrator but I was not to sure I had done the right thing as I had read all the reports about calibrating the imac as it... Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2011 by David
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