“Close” only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, as the saying goes — and it definitely doesn’t count when you’re trying to match paint colors. Actually, there are a lot of situations where the human eye could use a little help when it comes to color.
Luckily, the Nix Mini Color Sensor — essentially a Photoshop Eyedropper tool in real life — is here to fill that need for $59.
A catch-all color-matching tool
When you need to know the exact shade of color for almost any surface, this handy widget can make you look like a pro. Hold it up to a wall, a piece of furniture or nearly any surface, and it can get a reading on the exact hue without any interference from ambient light. It then translates that color via a companion app based on your needs.
If you’re painting a wall, you’ll get paint colors from Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Dulux and other major brands. If you’re doing a design project, you can get that exact hue rendered in HEX, CMYK or other Photoshop-ready formats. You can save and organize scanned colors to the app and have a database of color schemes at your fingertips, saving you tons of time on future projects.
Simplify DIY projects and more
If you’re in design or construction by trade, the applications for this tool probably seem like a no-brainer. But the tiny tool proves helpful for casual users, too. Moved into a new place and need to do some touchups? Color match with Nix.
A visitor to your office loves the walls and wants to copy them? Color match with Nix.
Users give the Nix great reviews and offer some suggestions for uses, too. “I purchased this product as a means of making sure I return the walls in my apartment back to the correct color before I move out,” wrote one. Another said: “I purchased this item to match the paint color of my kitchen cabinets in order to add an additional cabinet.”
Save on a Nix Mini Color Sensor
Want to try it out for yourself? Right now, the Nix Mini Color Sensor V2 is on sale for $59, a full 40% off the MSRP.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Deals
Prices subject to change.