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Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver)

B&H # ACVAGS Mfr # 6005S
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Product Highlights
  • Ensure Correct Viewing Angle
  • High-Grade Aluminum Construction
  • Made in America

Use the Viewing Angle Gauge from Acratech to ensure the correct viewing angle on your laptop when trying to achieve true WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) accuracy for color and brightness. The durable aluminum construction prevents bending or breaking. Excellent for photographers on-the-go, who need to know that the changes they are making will translate properly to the final image.

Allows you to quickly verify that you are viewing your screen at the correct angle for accurate color, contrast and brightness
Made from aircraft quality aluminum
Quickly installed or removed with hook & loop fastener tabs
Does not need to be removed to close your laptop
Made in America
Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver)
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    AcratechViewing Angle Gauge (Silver)
     
    5.0

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to configure (12)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Durable (10)
    • Quiet (3)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (15), Business (4)

      Reviewed by 21 customers

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      5.0

      Works exactly as expected

      By Chuck

      from Statesboro, GA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Configure
      • Easy to install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

      The Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge was easy to install. Seems to line my viewing angle correctly. After buying a monitor calibration tool, I needed to be able to post-process with my external monitor and the laptop monitor when traveling. Works great.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Angle Gauge

      By releach2

      from Silverton, OR

      About Me Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Configure

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

          Editing photos on a laptop is frustating because your viewing angle changes the look of the photo every time you move, with the angle gauge you can check with a glance the your angle is straight on

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Viewing Angle Gauge works very good

          By neal

          from Yakima, WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

              It is easy to use.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Don't guess what the correct color is"

              By Nature Lover

              from Stuarts Draft, VA

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Configure

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Editing
                • Viewing

                Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                I use it on my lap top to angle the monitor so I can see the correct color and lighting when I edit my photos and subsequently have them printed.
                It was very east to attach to the monitor.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Well made, but not perfect

                By Picturetker

                from Midlothian, VA

                About Me Advanced Amateur

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Quiet
                • Simple

                Cons

                • Hard To See In Dim Light

                Best Uses

                • At Any Time

                Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                I got the viewing angle gauge because was frustrated with my laptop's brightness and contracts changing when my angle of view changed while editing photos. The viewing gauge is well made and will not bend unless you put a lot of effort into it (although I haven't tested it). The gauge is attached by Velcro so a piece of Velcro will always be attached to your laptop. Also, alignment from center can very by a small amount when you take the gauge on and off, but I can't tell any difference in my brightness/contrast due to the small variation.

                The instructions included direct you to a YouTube video to see it being installed. The instructions are very easy, but leave room for user error, if you're worried about exact placement. When I followed the instructions, the paper I was using kept slipping behind the plastic frame surrounding my screen which would throw off the center fold. (This make more sense once you watch the instruction video.)

                My biggest "complaints" is the viewer is hard to see in low light and the brightness of your monitor will make it even harder to see.

                I've only had the gauge for a couple of weeks now and it seems to doing what it's suppose to and I do have a consistent viewing angle which is making my photo editing easier.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Very helpful.

                By Ronnie

                from Superior, WI

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Configure
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                    The directions for attaching this helpful device were easy to understand. Installation was quick and trouble-free. It is nice to know that I can always have the angle of my laptop screen right and not have to worry that my prints won't match what I see.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Good for image editing on laptop

                    By PGarrett

                    from LA, CA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                      Most PCs have screens that look very different depending on the viewing angle. This simple device solves the problem and assures that you are square to the screen which allows consistent image editing. A must for all photographers who edit images on their PC.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Not a gimmick

                      By Don Kondra

                      from Saskatoon, SK

                      About Me Semi-professional

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Configure
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quiet
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Optimal Viewing Angle

                        Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                        I originally thought I was smart enough to set the correct viewing angle but my curiousity got the better of me and I ordered the gauge.

                        Dead simple to install. Measure the center of the vertical of your screen. Line up the pointy front of the gauge at that middle point. Peel off plastic cover and press sticky velcro to top of laptop.

                        From your viewing position adjust the screen so the front point of the triangle lines up with the slot in the back of the gauge. At that point your eyes are ninety degrees to the screen.

                        Need to stuff your laptop in a travelling bag ? Simply peel the gauge off it's velcro and store it. To reinstall simply press back on.

                        Although it only took me a few seconds to adjust the screen angle before, the addition of the gauge makes it much more straight forward and consistent.

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                        5.0

                        Money well spent!

                        By mailman17013

                        from Mt. Holly Springs, PA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Configure
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                            This little gadget is a must have for editing and viewing photos on a laptop. Well worth the 15.00 price tag. I would highly recommend this!!!

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                            5.0

                            Amazing little tool that is invaluable!

                            By PhotoRod

                            from So Calif

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Configure
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Laptop Photo Editing

                              Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                              I edit all my photos on my laptop and without this little device, I had a heck of a time trying to figure out how to angle my laptop monitor. Now I know I am always at the correct working angle. It is well made and was easy to install. I suggest going to their website for installation instructions, just to be sure you get it exactly in the middle.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Great Tool

                              By Scrappy

                              from Newtown, CT

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to install
                              • Easy to use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                                  This is a simple yet effective tool for ensuring that what you see is what you get when editing photos on a lagptop.

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                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  A Laptop Necessity

                                  By VictorE

                                  from North Carolina

                                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                                        There's not much to say -- it simply works! I feel better knowing that I am always viewing my screen at the correct angle. It is simple to install, easy to remove and you can close your laptop while it is attached.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        simple, but effective

                                        By fotojrb

                                        from CA central coast

                                        About Me Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Effective
                                        • Ingenious

                                        Cons

                                        • Had to tweak to fit

                                        Best Uses

                                        • As intended

                                        Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                                        This gizmo does just what it's supposed to do: gives an easy visual cue that you're looking at your LCD at the right angle to get correct colors. Worth noting: It's designed for laptops, where it attaches to the flat back side of the screen (the laptop's top). I'm using it on an LCD connected to a desktop tower. The back of the screen is shaped more like a shallow bowl, so the right-angle gauge wouldn't fit. I e-mailed Acratech to ask if they had any suggestions other than bending the gauge to fit. They responded quickly, and said bending was the best approach. A few seconds with a vise grip and a pair of channel-lock pliers did the trick.

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                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        good product

                                        By Patrick

                                        from Australia

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                                              works!
                                              Used with laptop and LCD screen for desktop.
                                              It is only a bit of plastic - yes it is true - but if you are doing photoediting or video editing it is worth its weight in gold.

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                                              • Personal

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                                              5.0

                                              "You need the right angle!"

                                              By FavoriteTimesPhoto

                                              from Greenwood, IN

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Accurate
                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Configure
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Photo editing

                                                Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                                                This little item is simple to use, easily attatches to your laptop and will make your edited picture true! If you ever wondered why your edited pics just didn't turn out as good as the edited ones did, you've got the wrong angle! Isn't it time you get the right angle? Order one today!

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business

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                                                5.0

                                                Makes image processing a lot easier

                                                By Bob

                                                from Austin, Tx

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Configure
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                                                    I switched from Jpeg to RAW several months ago, so I've been doing a lot more work in Photoshop recently. My first few images came out looking less than stellar, that's how I figured out how important screen angle is when color correcting and working with exposure. This thing is so simple I can't believe it works as well as it does. It attaches to any computer screen with Velcro, so it is easy to move between several monitors or desktop to laptop. The only thing that I can find to complain about would be the Velcro patch stuck on the back of my laptop, but I'm a form over function type of guy anyway, so that doesn't bother me.

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                                                    • Personal

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Simple idea, great product!

                                                    By Spark

                                                    from Lewisville, NC

                                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy To Configure
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Travel

                                                      Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                                                      While I prefer to work in the controlled environment of my office, sometimes that isn't possible and viewing images, let alone developing them in Lightroom or Photoshop, used to get quite frustrating since the slightest adjustment of the angle on my screen changed the appearance of my images. With this simple device, I can quickly see that my laptop screen is showing me the best view of my image and I can work from there. It is simple, but it works.

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                                                      • Personal

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Works as promised

                                                      By PappaJohn

                                                      from Taunton, MA

                                                      About Me Semi Pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Easy To Configure
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                      • None

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Photo editing on a laptop

                                                      Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                                                      I saw this in a magazine and checked out B&H. Naturally they had it. For a while I considered making one myself, but never got around to it. So considering the price I just added it to one of my orders. And I'm happy with the results. If you edit photos on a laptop it will make your life easier.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Business

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great device

                                                      By BethR

                                                      from Chatham, MA

                                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Configure
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                                                          Ensures that the viewing angle of your laptop screen is correct for the color display

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Handy Tool

                                                          By Jan

                                                          from Chicago, IL

                                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Durable
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Incompatible

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Travel

                                                          Comments about Acratech Viewing Angle Gauge (Silver):

                                                          I do a lot of editing on my laptop and this gadget is a big help! I would have liked to be able to use it with a standard monitor, but the shape of the monitor won't fit with the guage shape.

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                                                          • Personal

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