LG has unveiled a new projector earlier this week called LG MiniBeam PF1000U, it comes with something called “Short Distance Focus,” which basically means that the projector is capable of beaming a very large screen from a very short distance. The new MiniBeam model significantly reduces required distance for image projection using mirrors, the minimum necessary distance from the projector to the screen is about 14 inches.
At that distance the MiniBeam is capable of beaming a 100 inch screen anywhere there’s a flat enough surface suitable for this purpose. According to the company this project supports full HD resolution with a brightness of up to 1,000 lumens and a 150,000:1 contrast ratio.
LG also claims that this is the lightest Short Distance Focus projector in the world considering that it only weighs 1.9 kilograms, which means that it’s quite easy to carry the MiniBeam around, aided by its four corner keystone function which ensures that users get less-distorted images even when the projector is placed on uneven ground.
MiniBeam has Bluetooth support and can connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled devices like speakers, soundbars and other audio equipment. There’s Wi-Fi and Miracast support as well for easy content sharing from computers and mobile devices.
LG is yet to detail global release plans for the MiniBeam, though during the announcement in South Korea it said that the projector is priced at 1.59 million won or $1,350.