This pocket-size color sensor is an eyedropper tool for the real world


Capture colors anywhere with this mini sensor, now 15% off MSRP.
This pocket sensor lets you save colors from the real world on your iPhone.
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Color is an essential part of any visual project. When you find inspiration in the digital realm, it’s easy enough to find the hex code and save the shade. But what about in the real world? You can think of the Nix Mini Color Sensor V2 as your pocket color picker.

This tiny device can detect the exact hue of any object or material and send the result straight to your iOS device. It’s typically priced at $99, but you can get the sensor today for only $83.95.

Design inspiration, anywhere

Whether you’re a designer, a digital artist or just really committed to your home decor, there are times when only the perfect color will do. You might be able to pick out the right hue from swatches and color wheels. But sometimes, you only know the ideal shade when you see it in person.

When that magic moment happens, the Nix Mini becomes super-helpful. Simply place this tiny sensor against any surface, and it sends an accurate reading to your iPhone in seconds. Along with providing the hex, sRGB, LAB and CYMK codes, the companion app searches 100,000 brand-name paint colors for a match. The database includes paints from Benjamin Moore, Dulux, Farrow & Ball and Sherwin-Williams.

The app also lets you save every color you scan and organize them within palettes. You can even share colors with friends for inspiration, or with clients when working on interior design jobs. The Nix Mini V2 is rated 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and Mashable called it “an awesome tool to feed your innate perfectionism.”

Save on the Nix Mini Color Sensor V2

The Nix Mini Color Sensor V2 is a powerful design tool that acts like an eyedropper tool in the real world. You can order it today for $83.95, saving 15% on the MSRP.

Prices subject to change.


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