This pocket sensor lets you capture colors from the world around you

Get the Nix Mini now for $69.

When you’re redecorating your home or planning a new website, the perfect hue can be elusive. When you finally discover the ideal shade, the Nix Mini Color Sensor will help you capture the color. This pocket-sized device can scan pretty much any surface, and deliver an accurate result to your phone in seconds. You can get one now for just $69 at the PopSci Shop.

We don’t often realize it, but color has a very important part to play in our lives. It can affect our mood, change our perceptions and even influence our buying habits. The Nix Mini helps you find the perfect color for any project by sampling from the world around you.

The sensor works on pretty much any material, from leather to painted walls. You simply place it flat against the surface, and wait for the reading to appear. The results are delivered through the companion smartphone app, which also allows you to save every sample.

The app gives you the RGB, HEX, CMYK, and LAB codes for each color. In addition, the app searches through 31,000 brand-name paint colors to find a match.

The sensor is normally $99, but you can grab it now for $69.