If a tape measure is a must for a contractor then a color measure is an essential tool for a designer or a color professional. Nix is a color sensor that can scan colors from any surface including walls, plastics, dyes, leather, fabrics and digital screen, with high color matching accuracy. It works with your iOS or Androids based smartphone to match any physical or digital color and import it to your photo editor such as Photoshop or Illustrator. It’s one of the first smart devices in measuring colors and it can save more than 1000 of color captures. Designers and color professionals can scan, save and share measurements with the Nix companion app. Nix color Pro costs around 350$, although it’s not a cheap gadget but it’s a very helpful tool for the professional and hobbyist.