If you’ve ever used Adobe Photoshop, you’re probably familar with the eyedropper tool. This handy tool lets users sample a color from an image for further use by providing the color’s hex code and adding it to the paint palette. It’s perfect for all those times you’re poking around the Internet and stumble upon a shade that you’d just love to incorporate into your own graphic design projects.



a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: The Nix Mini Color Sensor allows you to accurately grab the perfect paint color or exact digital color data from anything around you.


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The Nix Mini Color Sensor allows you to accurately grab the perfect paint color or exact digital color data from anything around you.



a cellphone on a table: Nix Mini Color Sensor


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Nix Mini Color Sensor

$99.00

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But what about all those times *in real life* when you spot a particular shade while out and about, but you have no way of capturing or learning more about it? Well, get ready to be amazed as there’s finally a solution! Enter the Nix Mini Color Sensor, aka the real-life version of Photoshop’s eyedropper tool. As written in the description on The Home Depot’s website, this neat little gizmo can “accurately grab the perfect paint color or exact digital color data from anything around you.” Yes, anything!

All you have to do is place the Nix Mini Color Sensor on the desired color to scan and instantly you’ll be provided with potential paint matches from brands like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams, as well as the shade’s digital value. In fact, this hand-held device can identify up to 31,000 brand name paint colors and digital data values. Powered by Bluetooth, this wireless sensor works in conjunction with the Nix free smartphone and tablet app.

Whether you work in interior design, are looking to repaint your home, or just like the idea of being able to capture the colors around you, this device can definitely be helpful to have. You can buy your own here.

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