02/05/2010, AAXA recently made it known that its L1 laser-powered LCoS pico projector is ready to hit the market pretty soon, measuring an extremely diminutive 4″ x 2″ x 1″, relying on laser technology instead of a lamp that consumes more power and will burn out eventually. Another advantage of using laser would be doing away with the need to focus the picture alongside the capability of projecting it on curved […]
02/03/2010, Opus Microsystems and Sony could come together in the future, with the latter having plans to design an in-house pico-projector module that should see action in digital still cameras thanks to Opus’ scanning mirror chips. If that collaboration comes to fruition, then we could see yet another option of viewing the collection of snapped photos on a display which is much larger than the integrated LCD panels in digital cameras […]
01/09/2010, [CES 2010] Syndiant is currently showing off a prototype pico projector that throws out images in 1,024 x 600 resolution, coming in a size that can fit into just about any shirt pocket. It was developed in partnership with Hong Kong’s ASTRI R&D labs. There is no mention of its color and brightness levels, but this prototype is a first step in advancing the fledgling pico projector market. Apparently, it […]
01/06/2010, [CES 2010] 3M’s MPro150 pocket projector ups the ante when it comes to highly portable projectors (we’re talking pocket-sized here), where it merges a host of applications into a single device that targets the businessperson who is always on-the-go. Equipped with 1GB internal memory, you can also augment that with a microSD memory card slot alongside USB connectivity. Apart from that, Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Power Point and […]
12/28/2009, RoyalTek’s maiden entry into the pico projector market has resulted in the RPJ-2000, where this standalone projector sans internal memory will rely on 3M’s 2nd-generation LCoS engine. Out in Taiwan and Europe, this model has received the go ahead from Apple to be used with the iPhone and iPod. It runs quietly thanks to Quanta’s fanless technology, and retails for around 219 Euros across the Atlantic for the basic model. […]
12/11/2009, Redneck Techie has a vision – to make a pico projector wireless game gun, and this vision has finally been realized courtesy of Microvision’s efforts. Check out the video above and you’ll see why – the controller enables gamers to break free from their fixed screens only to project the battle on any surface, as long as it is still viewable of course. This is made possible by using the […]
12/09/2009, Those of you who have been patiently waiting for the pico projector-touting LG eXpo to show up on AT&T are in for a spot of bad news. It seems that the phone has been delayed due to some shipping issues. The good news is that it should only be delayed a few days, so it’s not the end of the world (we hope). In case you forgot, the phone will […]
11/30/2009, The LG eXpo seems to have been taken in by AT&T, as it will be launching in December for $199 after a mail-in rebate and 2-year contract. In case you’ve forgotten, it has a 1GHz CPU, 3.2-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, microSD card slot, which is good.
11/10/2009, Sparkz offers a different kind of iPhone/iPod dock, especially when it comes with a built-in pico projector that allows you to share your favorite movies and video clips with others without having to make them squint. Features include a A/V and VGA sources, 640 x 480 resolution, a 60″ viewing area and stereo speakers. Expect to fork out $495 for the Sparkz projector dock.
10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] The 3M Pico projector is not only cute, but it can also display a 640 x 480 image ranging in size from 8” to 50”, depending on the distance to the screen. It’s not very much, but it can scale an incoming video signal down, if you connect a higher resolution device. Now, I’ll admit that this is clearly not the best setup to demonstrate a projector, but […]
09/13/2009, Optoma, a name that gained more attention recently thanks to the release of their pico projector has upped the ante with the new PK-102 pico projector which will succeed the current PK-101. It will rely on DLP technology just like its predecessor, featuring a similar 480 x 320 resolution while throwing images up to 60″ in size. It goes better than the PK-101 with 4GB of internal storage space while […]
09/08/2009, The DP2000 is a pico projector that is powered by the Window CE operating system, and hails from a factory in China. Interestingly enough, it even comes with a mousepad that allows you to control its operating system, while a USB port allows you to hook up an external keyboard or mouse. Other features include built-in speakers, 1GB memory and a microSD memory card slot for you to further expand […]
08/27/2009, Epoq’s latest foray into the pico projector industry resulted in the EPP-CEP1 that comes with Windows CE 5.0 loaded inside, featuring a trackpad right on top of the projector itself, enabling it to power native Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF viewers for standalone presentations without the need for an external computer. Even better is the inclusion of Windows Media Player that offers broader video file format support. The innards of […]
08/26/2009, 3M’s second generation MPro120 mini projector aims to up the ante in this department by releasing the new MM200 projection engine within, potentially turning this into the first decent pico projector in the market for everyone. After all, it does improve on its predecessor by featuring superior image quality from its liquid crystal-on-silicon imager, boasting an enhanced battery life of up to four hours, while its 12-lumens lamp is able […]