This pocket-sized gadget takes the guesswork out of matching colors

Our world is a colorful one—and not just in the metaphorical sense. It's filled with vibrant, lush colors that many of us would like to replicate when it comes time to repaint a room or design a website. Of course, as any designer will tell you, matching colors with just the human eye takes a lot of guesswork and can often end with mixed results. The Nix Mini Color Sensor removes this gambling from the color-matching process, and it's on sale in the Boing Boing Store for $69.

Roughly the size of a ping-pong ball, the Nix lets you scan any color critical surface, like vinyl, leather, and plastic, save it to your phone or tablet, and match it to an existing color library of more than 28,000 brand name paint colors, as well as RGB, HEX, CMYK, and LAB colors. You can browse and match to leading paint brands like Benjamin Moore, Dulux, Farrow & Ball, and Sherwin Williams, and the Nix even lets you share colors with customers, colleagues, and friends via social media or email,

The Nix Mini Color Sensor is on sale for $69 in the Boing Boing Store.