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Compatible with the new iMac 5k Retina edition!

Apple 27-inch iMac 2012 to Present Slim Monitor Hood

Apple 27-inch iMac 2012 to Present Slim Monitor Hood

Price: $84.80

SKU: 102-IM27-2012

Apple 27-inch iMac 2012 to Present Slim Monitor Hood

  • Reduces screen glare and eye fatigue
  • Shades from ambient overhead and side/window lighting
  • Aids in color calibration consistency
  • Increases privacy - Helps keep information on your screen private
  • Professional, thoughtful design that is easily installed or removed
  • Allows for better concentration from busy environments
  • Keeps your screen cleaner, less dusty.
  • Made in the USA

This monitor hood is built specifically for the Apple 27-inch iMac 2012-2015 monitor! It measures 25.5" horizontally (65cm) and 17" vertically (38.1cm) and is 8.25" deep (20.9cm). (Slim Hoods = 6" depth 15.2cm)

Our new design features include:
  • New slimmer-looking design
  • Improved exterior material durability
  • Stronger elastic attachment cord
  • Small notch on each side to access USB ports

This fully-assembled, easy-to-install monitor hood creates a shaded environment for your screen, offering serious anti-glare and privacy protection, which is ideal for those involved in color-critical work. The eight ¼-inch depth effectively keeps private information safe from onlookers, providing an excellent accessory in testing, banking, and medical facilities.

At the core of our monitor hoods is a high-density fiberboard, the outside covering is a very tough embossed cloth material (similar to book covering) and the interior is a durable non-reflective woven material that is neutral gray. An elastic cord holds the hood in place and makes for easy installation and removal when desired. The elastic cord attachment allows for a wide range of variation of monitor shapes. Rigid plastic strips on the front edges provide reinforcement, protection, and a finished look. These hoods are intended for indoor type usage.

Monitor Hoods are made in-house, and we provide all of the essential items needed for simple no-hassle installation, including bumper buttons for positioning, foam strips for cushioning and light blocking, and detailed installation instructions.

This custom monitor hood ships flat, ready to be unfolded and the elastic cord attachment is pre-installed and ready to be mounted. (Also see installation video on adjacent tab).

These hoods are custom made for the monitor noted in the title, but can be readjusted in width, larger or smaller, to fit your next screen with a few minor adjustments. Custom hoods are available to fit monitors not already listed on our website, up to 46" wide, see our custom hood page:

  1. Monitor hoods do not block light coming from behind the viewer or eliminate reflections in rooms with excessive lighting.
  2. If your monitor has heat exhausting vents along the top edge, a hood will block these vents unless you use something to lift the hood slightly.

Monitor Hood Pros and Cons

Is a monitor hood or an anti-glare film right for you? Here are some ideas to consider as you make a decision.....

Monitor Hood Pros - The benefits of a monitor hood versus an anti-glare screen protector
Image Clarity A monitor hood cuts down glare without compromising image clarity. while high anti-glare screen protectors can cause pixeling and decreased image clarity.
Color Calibration A monitor hood allows for accurate color calibration. while anti-glare films can cause decreased image quality and may inhibit proper color calibration.
Privacy Monitor hoods provide an ideal amount of privacy for computers adjacent to each other. while standard anti-glare films do not provide privacy. However we do have Privacy Filters as well to help with privacy issues.
Eye Fatigue & Glare Reduction In Ambient Light A monitor hood aids eye fatigue and glare reduction by eliminating ambient light from overhead and side light sources. Anti-glare screen protectors allow for glare reduction and relief from eye fatigue, but do not reduce ambient light from hitting the screen.
Monitor Hood Cons - When a screen protector makes better sense than a monitor hood
Size Hoods are limited in size to monitors and TVs up to 46 inches. while anti-glare screen protectors are available for all flat screens up to 100” diameter.
Protection A monitor hood does not shield a screen’s surface, therefore cannot prevent scratches or smudges. while screen protectors shield screen from scratches, smudges and other wear and tear.
Outdoor Use The high-quality material used on Photodon's monitor hoods is meant for indoor use only. We are a custom shop, and want to help find your solution. Please contact if you are in need of an outdoor monitor hood.

Hood Options

Dual Monitor Hood:

Our adjustable Dual Monitor Hood option covers two identical monitors side by side. The angle of the screens is adjustable from straight across and up to 45-degrees.

Calibration Door:

The calibration door option is for professional persons who calibrate their monitors. The calibration process ensures the color seen on the screen is the same as it will be when printed either in-house or at another facility. The sliding door size is 3" x 2.25" and is available for all 8.25" hoods.

Slim Hoods:

The slim monitor hood provides a reduced depth option at 6-inches from front to back, lighter weight, but same professional design and attachment.

Product Name Apple 27-inch iMac 2012-2015 Slim Monitor Hood
Photodon Part # 102-IM27-2012
Included in Order
  • One fully assembled monitor hood
  • Light blocking foam strips
  • Bumper buttons for positioning and support
  • Installation instructions
Size 25.5"W x 17"H x 6"D ( 65 cm x 38.1 cm x 15.25 cm )
Color Black, gray interior
Packaging Type Single
Composition Fiberboard base, exterior vinyl, and light absorbing gray cloth interior
Weight each 1.5-2 lbs depending on size
Other Compatible iMac Models (Identify your iMac): MD096XX/A , MD095XX/A, ME089XX/A, ME088XX/A, MF886XX/A, MK462XX/A, MK472XX/A, MK482XX/A, M885XX/A
Options Adhesive Velcro Strips
Notes NA
Reference More Info
MFR Part # 102-IM27-2012
MSDS Sheet N/A
Spec Sheet N/A
Origin - Manufacturing & Assembly
USA - Traverse City, Michigan, USA
iMac 2017 27"
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Awesome, seriously just awesome. Price was on point and I didn't feel like I was being ripped off. The installation was soo easy and seamless.
Thanks, Jeff. We aim to please!
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iMac Pro 2017
Chris Watson
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Worked great on my new iMac Pro. They should probably update the listing to say that is supported. So far very happy with my purchase
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Apple 27-inch iMac 2012 to Present Slim Monitor Hood
Pros: Perfect fit Cons: None
Excellent fit! This is by far one of the best fitting and easiest to install screen hoods I have ever used. I strongly advise all iMac owners to purchase and install this hood!
Wow! Thanks, Greg! We appreciate your glowing review.
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Does the job great product
Fits perfectly, cuts glare, easy to install, thanks to video and great customer support
Thank your for the positive feedback, Roanne! We are so pleased to be able to help people with glare on their screens.
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Apple 27 in iMac 2016 Slim monitor hood
Jeff Calvert
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Pros: inexpensive relative to others, looks professional, easy to install Cons: none so far
Excellent! Good value for price- arrived quickly, installed in few minutes. I moved the cords one notch as instructed for better side coverage- took seconds. Applied the foam tape to top left side of hood(not to monitor) to completely block out last bit of light for tight fit. no issues so far with monitor tilting- I now understand why Photon sells "Slim" side version as it weighs less. Yes one could build their own hood for less but after spending a fortune on iMac and cameras and printers, now is not the time to go cheap and lose image quality at the last stage.
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Apple 27" iMac hood
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Pros: does what it claims, reasonable price. Cons: black buttons pop off.
I'm a professional photographer and when editing I need something that blocks out unwanted light for consistency. I like the hood, it is light weight, sturdy and easy to install. The little black sticky buttons that hold the hood in place keep popping off. They don't really stick. I've had to rig something to keep the elastic down. Otherwise I like the product.
Hi, Paula! Thank you for your review and feedback. The black buttons seem to be a common issue, and we are currently working on a way to resolve that!
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PERFECT final touch to my new 27" 5K Mac
Myron Bursell
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Pros: it is actually functional, light weight, sturdy, well made with quality materials, the fitting and m Cons: One very small, small thing. They need to include 2 more of the black buttons for mounting.
I'm a professional photographer and work with Photoshop for ALL of my photography work which means the computer and monitor are an essential part of my work. I looked all over online for a new monitor hood that was actually functional, light weight, sturdy, well made with quality materials, the fitting and mounting was professional looking, and was professionally finished. The PHOTODON was the only way to go. I am 100% satisfied with the product and would, without hesitation recommend it to everyone and I don't say that lightly - I'm very picky and want what I pay for to be worth the cost - the PhotoDon is worth the cost !
We're glad the monitor hood works for you. We'll look into providing more buttons.
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Mint Photography(Sydney, Australia)
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We searched Google for an appropriate monitor hood for our 27" iMac and Photodon provided the most competitive price. After we ordered the monitor hood we were then pleasantly surprised by how quick the monitor hood arrived! We are located in Sydney, Australia, and it only took days for the package to arrive. Great service and great price. The product itself is perfect for our needs.
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