[CES 2011] Pocket projectors never really took off in a big way simply because there aren’t too many situations where you can make use of them, and the technology inside isn’t good enough yet for everyday use under “normal” conditions. Vivitek might change the game with their Qumi LED pocket projector, although we do doubt the “pocket” bit as it won’t fit into your regular pants pocket – you will have to force or stuff it down with much effort and no guarantee of success, no thanks to its dimensions of 6.3” x 1.2” x 3.9”, tipping the scales at 617 grams. What we like about this, however, would be its brightness level of 300 lumens at WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution – meaning you can display High Definition video without missing a beat. Connectivity options include mini HDMI, Universal I/O, A/V In, Audio Out, USB and a microSD memory card slot. Expect to have it arrive this May for $499, where you can choose from white or black shades. At that price point, you might want to consider a larger projector with better performance specifications since the Qumi isn’t really going to make the cut as a real pocket projector anyways.


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