Buildingtalk tests the Datacolor ColorReader

  • 13 Nov 2019

Datacolor was recently kind enough to send us, here at Buildingtalk, the ColorReader – a colour matching tool for professional contractors, designers, decorators, architects, facility managers, and DIYers.

The super handy tool is a Bluetooth® connected colour selection device used to match anything that inspires you or your clients to paint colour in just seconds. You can easily match multi-brand colour collections, coordinate colour schemes and share custom colour palettes.

In the box of the standard ColorReader, you will find the ColorReader device itself, the Calibration Disk (found on the cap) and a Micro USB Cable. The ColorReader Pro also comes with an embedded OLED screen that displays colour matching information, and a carrying case.

But how exactly does it work? Is it really that quick and easy? And how user-friendly is it? Well, the tool is extremely simple to use, as it’s controlled via the ColorReader app which can be downloaded on Apple devices running iOS version 9.3 or higher, smartphones running Android™ 6.0 or higher, or devices with Bluetooth® 4.0 or higher – so it’s very accessible. 

You can download the app from the App Store

Simply connect the ColorReader tool up to the app on your phone with just a quick tap on the app and a press of the black button on the tool. Then you hold the ColorReader up to the item you’re wanting to scan and hit the ‘read’ button on the app. The process is very easy and takes no more than a few seconds. The app also makes it very straightforward for you to follow the process, with a clear layout and obvious buttons.

Connect the ColorReader up to the app

In addition, due to the tool itself being so small and lightweight, it is extremely portable. The ColourReader is also battery-powered and the app works without WiFi – so you can take the tool anywhere and let it work its magic!

With an accuracy rate of greater than 94% and it’s easy usability, the DataColor ColorReader is a great professional tool.

Read your colour

You can purchase the tool directly from the DataColor website and on Amazon. With the standard ColorReader costing just £119.00, it is more than likely going to save you a lot of time and money in the long-run.

If you’re in need of a handy tool that provides accurate and easy colour matching – the ColorData ColorReader will be ideal. 

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