A recent addition to the monitor calibration market is the Pantone ColorMunki Create.

In reality it’s an X-Rite device, like all the other ColorMunkis, but it’s badged by Pantone and sold as part of a “professional color creation solution” package, which apparently enables you to choose sets of colors, build color palettes … blah, blah, blah, I don’t know.  I didn’t look into that stuff.

I bought it because I wanted to see if it’s a viable option for people seeking a low-cost monitor calibrator.  And I’m sorry to say it isn’t.  It gives even fewer calibration controls than the Spyder Express, and that’s really saying something, because the Express gives you very little control.

So, my advice remains the same as it has for a while now.  The bare minimum device for anyone serious about their monitor calibration is the X-Rite ColorMunki Display; and anyone who is more than average serious about it should go for the X-Rite i1Display Pro.

Note: This device is also marketed as the ColorMunki Smile.  Again, it’ll give you no reason to smile at all.