New Datacolor SpyderX Kits Include Specialized Tools for Photography and Graphic Design

When I was a kid, I considered a career as a photographer. I imagined being Ansel Adams, with a giant Hasselblad camera, or the next Dorothea Lange. Or a sports photographer, catching the thrill of victory or agony of defeat. I even took a year and a half of photography classes in middle school, and still toy with the fantasy by playing with such gizmos like the SpyderX Kits for photography and graphic design.

SpyderX Kits

I know that sounds like a come on, but it’s true: I do get excited when I see new photography gizmos by companies like Datacolor. Tripods, color processing tools, and all that stuff; yup, I’m a photography nerd.

I can’t do graphic design to save my life, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy pretending! And even with my lack of design skills, I believe I’m still a pretty decent photographer, all things considered. And there are plenty of tools now to help a nascent Ansel Adams out there now.

Each of the SpyderX Kits includes a SpyderX Pro, which Datacolor says is their most accurate, fastest, and easiest monitor color calibrator ever. They say that its “groundbreaking lens-based color engine provides a higher level of color accuracy for multiple monitors.” If you are a photographer or designed looking for a fast, precise, and easy to use monitor calibrator this is the one.

SpyderX Kits

Datacolor is offering two new SpyderX Kits:

  • The SpyderX Create Kit, which comes with SpyderX Pro, ColorReader EZ, Spyder Tripod, Spyder Shelf, and USB-C cable.
  • The SpyderX Mobile Pro Kit, which comes with SpyderX Pro, Spyder Cube, Spyder Tripod Pro, and a USB-C cable.

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Check out the Datacolor site for more details on what each SpyderX Kit contains, the specifics on the components, and every other thing you’d want to know.

The Datacolor SpyderX Kits are currently available at a limited-time price of $199. The Spyder X Mobile Pro Kit is being offered for an introductory price of $179 exclusively at Adorama.

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About the Author

Douglas Moran
Born in New England, as a Navy brat I traveled all over the NorthEast before settling in the California East Bay for 6 years, followed by planting deep roots in the city of my collegiate alma mater: The beach town of Santa Cruz, of all places. But Navy brats don’t usually have hometowns per se, so I get to pick mine and I choose the ‘Cruz. Make of that what you will. A nerd of long-standing, I took my first computer programming class on a Commodore Pet (2K of RAM!) in 1978 and have never looked back. I have built a solid, creditable career as a technical writer, information architect, and web site manager at companies large and small, from start-ups you’ve never heard of to places like Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, & IBM. And at the same time I’ve been putting forth my opinions every place I can get an audience, from the letters columns of Newsweek, various newspapers, and NPR, to online places like and my own blogs. Not forgetting my lengthy side-career of posting tech reviews, news pieces, and opinions at the wonderful tech site Gear Diary. In my spare time I write fiction and publish it on Wattpad; learn Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing; take Tai Chi; and spend entirely too much time reading and watching science fiction.