Scan and match any color with this pocket-size sensor [Deals]


Nix Mini 2
This pocket-sized sensor instantly matches any surface color to a vast library of digital and paint codes.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

We live in a world of colors, and for anyone who works in digital media it offers endless sources of reference and inspiration. Unfortunately, capturing real-world color is tough, even if you’ve got a great eye and an encyclopedic knowledge of digital color codes. But this portable color sensor makes it easy: Just point it at the source color for a perfect match.

The Nix Mini 2 Color Sensor is ideal for easily identifying any color with a quick scan. Place it against any surface — think painted walls, vinyl, leather, plastic or fabric — and it will block ambient light so the built-in calibrator gets a super-precise read. From there, pair the Nix Mini 2 via Bluetooth with the Nix Digital app so you can use Photoshop’s eyedropper tool on real-life colors. Or download the Nix Paints app to match more than 100,000 brand-name paint colors (or sRGB, HEX, CMYK or LAB color codes). The device itself is solid-state, lightweight, portable and durable, so you can take it to any colorful place you go.

Buy now: Get a Nix Mini 2 Color Sensor for just $72 with promo code: MERRYSAVE15. That’s 27% off the usual price.