[CES 2012] If there is a way to describe the LightPad G1, it makes your smartphone more useful than it already is. While some tablets do come with an accompanying dock to make you feel as though you were working on a notebook, how about a device that does the same – but for your smartphone instead? The LightPad G1 will rely on pico projector technology, transferring image onto a screen that measures 11″ by including the projector’s innards behind. This will be an energy efficient configuration, where displaying 500 nits of brightness translates to just 2.5 watts of juice required.

Not only that, it comes in a thin and svelte form factor that would up the portability ante, and you will also be able to use a wall or other equivalent surfaces as a projector’s display to show images of up to 60″ in size. Since the LightPad G1 will be mounted to a QWERTY keyboard, you will not have any issues typing out that super long document that is required by your boss. Major mobile devices running on the iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS platforms are supported. The LightPad G1’s resolution maxes out at 854 x 480 pixels, while the next generation LightPad G2 certainly rocks the boat with 1280 x 720 resoulution.

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