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Capture any color you lay eyes on with this innovative little gadget

Your own personal color palette that fits in your pocket.


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Posted on Oct 12, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 2:34 pm CDT

The world is a colorful place. Finding the exact shade you need for a specific project using just your eye is a real challenge. It would be so much easier if you could just look at a shade and instantly know its precise color measurement. With the Nix Mini Color Sensor, you can do just that.

Whether you’re painting your living room, creating a new website, or designing a new graphic, this handheld gadget is just the tool you need. The Nix Mini Color Sensor scans the color of any surface and provides instant color matches. It has a library of over 28,000 brand name paint colors, as well as RGB, HEX, CMYK, and LAB color indexes. It’s compatible with Android, iOS, and Adobe programs and works on any surface. Plus, it’s smaller than a golf ball, so you can carry it anywhere.

Painters, designers, homeowners and more can instantly discover color harmonies. Users even have the ability to save, organize, and share custom color palettes. The device even locates the nearest paint shop carrying your desired shade.

The Nix Mini Color Sensor comes with a mini lanyard, micro USB cable, and free lifetime access to Nix Paints and the app. And it’s only $69 through The Daily Dot Store. That’s 30 percent off its original price of $99.

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*First Published: Oct 12, 2017, 10:20 am CDT