The first thing I noticed about the new Spyder5 was its very clever hardware design. The counterweight used to balance the device on a monitor now doubles as a snap-on cap – making it easy to pack the Spyder up for travel. As usual, the software was easy to install, activate, and run. For those who want to use the most common settings, profiling a monitor is a simple matter of following the on-screen directions and clicking through the sequence of screens. For more sophisticated users, there are plenty of ways to customize for different lighting conditions, personal preferences, or even color casts.