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Capture the Color of Anything with the SwatchMate Cube

12.17.13 | By
Capture the Color of Anything with the SwatchMate Cube
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You know how when you’re out and about and you run across a color you want to remember for something? Say you want to use it in a design or to paint your walls with but can’t quite get it right. You can never get an accurate read with your phone’s camera either. Now there’s the Cube, a handheld device from SwatchMate that lets you capture the exact color. You simply place the Cube on any object with a color you want to save, pair it with your phone using Bluetooth, and it records the exact color to your smartphone or directly into Photoshop on your computer.

The Cube contains an internal sphere and when light is shown on the surface, it captures all color information. You can store up to 20 colors at a time.

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SwatchMate has successfully funded their Kickstarter campaign but you might still be able to pledge. If you miss the window, I’m sure this nifty device will be on the market in just a matter of time.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.