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Translating real-world colors into digital ones is a process — shades of a single color vary dramatically.
If you have a keen eye for design and have ever encountered a physical product with a vibrant color you just can't place your finger on, the Nix Mini 2 Color Sensor V2 might be a useful tool. And right now, it's on sale for $84. Use code MERRYSAVE15 at checkout to get an extra 15 percent off, bringing the total price down to $72.
This pocket-sized device can easily identify any color on a variety of surfaces, including painted walls, vinyl, leather, plastic and fabrics — with a press of the button. When you want to find out what color is in front of you, simply scan the object and the Nix Mini will compare the shade against over 100,000 colors, giving you the exact color name and profile.
And when you pair the Nix Mini with its companion app, you'll also be able to pinpoint the exact hue with tools such as Photoshop's eyedropper, allowing you to create digital designs with it without the headache of paint matching. The app will also save and organize all your favorite color palettes so that you can use them for future projects.