Generating real-like images digitally hasn’t always been a walk in the park, particularly when it comes to color.
Color isn’t really a static thing and the multitude of displays and cameras can each interpret in id different ways. Now we have a gadget that scans any color from any surface directly in our devices, and it’s quite efficient.
Nix creators say “We first came up with the idea for Nix™ while working with interior designers who were responsible for tote bags filled with heavy fan decks and swatch books. It didn’t make any sense to go through this unnecessary hassle in the 21st century – especially when each deck is only useful for one brand or collection.”
The Nix Pro 2 is priced at $349 while the Nix Mini costs $99. the Pro isn’t larger than a golf ball and the Mini is about the size of a large coin. How does it work? Inside the diamond-shaped plastic case, there is a small lens and sensor that can pick up any analog color and give you the digital interpretation of it.
The sensors have built-in batteries that charge using Micro USB and get around 3000 individual surface scans per full charge.
The devices can be used with three versions of the app, one for digital color capture, one for paint, and one for Pro users with additional info useful for professional paint shops and other applications).