QP Optoelectronics has a pretty cool device called the LightPad that you might want to check out. It appears to be an odd blend between a laptop, a tablet and a projector all rolled into one, which if you think sounds a bit weird and messy, wait until you check out the video below which could leave you wanting more.
The LightPad is a folio-styled device that allows users to connect their smartphone to it. It will feature a keyboard with an 11” projection screen with a pico projector at the back that basically projects whatever is on your smartphone onto the projection screen. What this means is that you could essentially transform your smartphone’s 4.5” display into an 11” display.
The current resolution at 11” is at 854×480 which isn’t that great to be honest, but QP Optoelectronics has promised a future model with the same 11” display except with a 1280×720 resolution. The pico projector can also be flipped around which can then be used to project onto a wall thus creating a 60” display, but we can only imagine a 60” display with a resolution of 854×480 can’t be pretty.
The LightPad is expected to make its debut at CES 2012, no word on pricing or availability, but do check back with us for coverage!
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