I've been trying to find a decent monitor hood for my Apple CinemaDisplay 30", as the only place I am able to use my computer at the moment is a fairly brightly lit (during the day) area of my home. I have fully calibrated my workflow, including my screen and printer for the various papers I use. However it is extremely difficult to work during the day when it is so bright out and still keep my screen's brightness at around 180cd/m^2 or less (which makes soft-proofing prints very difficult.) I tried to create a basic makeshift hood using simple carboard, however it is rather unruly and not particularly sturdy.
I found a hood designed specifically for the CinemaDisplays, called MacHood. I've found it for sale at several European online stores, however I would like to avoid the cost of having to ship it and whatnot. I am also not thrilled about having to pay a VAT, as it appears is included at all of the stores I've looked at. Is it possible to buy this hood in the US? If not, is there a US manufacturer that makes something similar, that doesn't have a VAT tax levied on top of everything else?