Kick off your home renovations with this pocket-sized color sensor

The Nix Mini V2 is now 15 percent off MSRP.

In any design project, color plays an important role. Sometimes, finding exactly the right shade for your home renovation or website redesign can be tricky. When you stumble upon the perfect hue, you can capture it using the Nix Mini Color Sensor V2. This pocket-sized device can read the color from any physical surface and even find a matching paint. Right now, you can get the Nix Mini for only $84 at the PopSci Shop.

Measuring just 1.5 inches square, this tiny device is small enough to take anywhere. Whenever inspiration strikes, you simply place it flat on the colored surface. The sensor has bright LEDs to ensure an accurate reading on painted walls, vinyl, leather, plastic, fabric, and other surfaces.

The Nix Mini takes seconds to produce a result via the companion app on your phone. The app searches through a database of more than 100,000 brand name paints for a match; the library includes Benjamin Moore, Dulux, Farrow & Ball, and more. You also get the exact sRGB HEX, CMYK, and LAB colors.

The app lets you save your scans in custom color palettes or share them with friends, family, and colleagues.

Normally priced at $99, the Nix Mini V2 is now only $84 with this deal.

Prices subject to change.