What is Nix?

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The Nix Advantage

What makes Nix such a stellar product?

Any Color System

Any Color System

The Nix app can convert between any digital or physical color system. Want to know what color a flower is in HTML or CMYK? Or what color your condo's walls are in brand name paint? Nix can do it.

Intuitive Design

Intuitive Design

Nix is buttonless—it can't get much simpler than that. At only a bit larger than a ping pong ball, Nix fits as comfortably in your bag as it does on your desk. Its soft touch coating makes it comfortable—not to mention it’s super durable.

Amazing Accuracy

Amazing Accuracy

Swatchbooks and smartphone apps are greatly affected by ambient light and shadows. Nix's patent pending design blocks out all ambient light. Built-in LEDs provide maximum accuracy in all conditions.

Incredible Battery Life

Incredible Battery Life

Nix's built in lithium polymer battery provides over a month of standby time and hundreds of scans before running out of juice. Charging is easy. Just use any standard USB charger—like those used for your laptop or cellphone.

Wireless Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity

Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 allows for a strong wireless connection between Nix and your phone. It's also a breeze to set up.

Ultra Hackable

Ultra Hackable

Nix has partnered with Arduino! Have a cool niche use for Nix? (Banana ripeness tester anyone?) You can easily reprogram it with all the familiar tools available in the Arduino IDE!

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tech Specs

Geek Nirvana


  • Supports RGB, CMYK, HTML, Lab, HSV and HSL color spaces
  • Connection via Bluetooth Low Energy (v4.0) or micro USB
  • 130 mAh, rechargeable lithium polymer battery with over one month of standby
  • RGBC sensor (16 bit/channel) using 8 dimmable white LEDs
  • Processor based on the Arduino Leonardo and compatible with the Arduino IDE
  • Compatible with iPhone 4S and above, iPad (3rd generation) and above, iPad mini (all generations) (iOS 7+)
  • Compatible with Android phones with BLE 4.0 and operating system 4.3 and above (full compatibility list will be available soon) (App will be available soon)
  • Compatible with Windows PCs running Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7 or 8
  • OS X compatibility coming soon

Included in the Box

Everything you need to get started.*

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  • 1x Nix Color Sensor

  • 1x 3 foot micro USB charging cable

  • 1x white calibration card

  • 1x black microfiber drawstring carrying pouch

  • 2x die cut Nix stickers


Buy Now For Just $149 USD

*Smartphone not included


The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.

John Ruskin

Meet The Team

We are an experienced team and passionate about democratizing color.

Matthew Sheridan


Mechatronics Engineer, Sailor, Visionary

Robert Fatouros

Software Developer

Embedded Systems Engineer, Driver, Code Guru

James Strack

Hardware Expert

Physics Engineer, Renewable Energy Expert, Debug King

Taylor Graham

Graphic Designer

Artist, Philosopher, Digital Da Vinci

Our Home

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Nix is proudly designed and assembled in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The Ambitious City


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