Items tagged with pico projector

Pretty much every modern smartphone on the planet can upload videos to YouTube so you can share those impromptu and/or embarrassing moments caught on camera, but what if you want to relive those comical incidents instantly with a group of offline friends and family? One of your few options is to huddle around your phone's 4+ inch display and put up with Bob's body odor. Samsung thought of a better way. The new Galaxy Beam from Samsung wields a pico projector rated at 15 lumens so you can watch that gnarly video clip on a nearby wall, the ceiling, or any flat surface you can find. "Galaxy Beam provides... Read more...
Pico projectors are still evolving, and while they haven't reached 1080p just yet, they're coming close. AAXA Technologies has been in the pico projector market since the beginning, with the L1 being their flagship model. Now, there's a second version. The L1 v2 is an 800 x 600 resolution projector with a LCoS imager, three-color laser light source and a 20 lumen output. There's focus free operation, the ability to project images up to 50" in size and a battery onboard that can last 1.5 hours. Additional features include a powerful media player capable of decoding of video (AVI, ASF, WMV, MPG),... Read more...
MicroVision announced the second-generation of its award-winning laser pico projector, SHOWWX+. Images projected from the SHOWWX+ are 50 percent brighter than those from the previous generation projector. Even so, the SHOWWX+ maintains the same slim size as is predecessor. The projector boasts of a two hour battery life, 15 laser lumens, a contrast ratio up to five times higher than competing products, and the shortest throw ratio of any pico projector on the market. The projected image can range in size from 12-inches to 100-inches (diagonal) depending on lighting conditions; resolutions up to... Read more...
Pico projectors are one of those product categories that are super interesting. But maybe not in the way you'd think. They took off and had a full force of steam behind them about two years ago, but then, they never really changed much. Even today's pico projectors have relatively low resolutions and they're still not small enough to really get within mobile devices. Are we expecting too much change, too soon? Possibly, but Acer doesn't think so. The company has teamed up with Luminus Devices in order to use the company's PT-39 chipset to power the Acer K11 second generation DLP Pico Projector.... Read more...
They say there's a first time for everything, and that apparently applies to Samsung as well. The company best known for its hard drives and LCD monitors this week announced the SP-H03, "a self-contained personal device," as Samsung describes it, or the first pico projector the company has ever made (as we would describe it). "With portable design, high quality projection, and built-in multimedia playback features, the SP-H03 is an expansion of Samsung’s expertise in LED technology and mobile productivity," said Tom Grau, senior manager of projector marketing at Samsung Electronics Information... Read more...
Microvision has earned their fame from producing the first PicoP-based microprojector, the SHOW WX. That handheld projector just recently started shipping in America, but the company isn't done just yet. Today, they have announced the completion of the design of a new ultra-miniature PicoP laser projection display engine, which is even smaller than the one used in the (already small) SHOW WX.The new display engine incorporates a proprietary ASIC chipset half the original size and weight that consumes one third less power than its predecessor while delivering WVGA (848 X 480) images and providing... Read more...
Just because Microvision's SHOW WX laser pico projector shipped somewhere in the world, it doesn't mean that U.S. consumers have been able to easily find one. Today, the company announced that their flagship product is now available and on sale in America, with a special limited edition bundle heading things up. Starting now, the Standard Edition SHOW WX and the Limited Edition SHOW WX promo bundle can be ordered in the United States, both of which are "Made for iPod" and able to beam iPod and iPhone content onto whatever wall is readily available. The projectors ship with accessories and can be... Read more...
The first wave of pico projectors had all sorts of steam behind it, but that enthusiasm was soon pushed away as newer and more wide-ranging products came to market. After a year-long lull, it really feels like the mini projector has its groove back, and now we're hearing more and more about new options and new progress being made in order to make them more suitable for the mainstream market. Mitsubishi Electric has today announced something that's highly technical in nature, but could have a significant impact on the future production of these devices. The company's new 638-nanometer (nm) wavelength... Read more...
The world really doesn't need another average pico projector. We've already got dozens to choose from, and much like the initial wave of netbooks, most every single one is exactly the same. You'll find a spec or two different amongst the hordes, but generally speaking, one is just as good as another. Syndiant is hoping to stop the madness and prove once and for all that innovation has a place in our society, and even a place in the stagnant pico projector market. The company has joined with Foryou Multimedia in order to create the first high resolution pico projector that's available to the public.... Read more...
Pico projectors are a dime a dozen these days, and most of them aren't too different from any other. Most are small enough to slip inside a pocket, and most have native resolutions of just 640x480. Most require a reasonably dark room to perform, and some of them have internal batteries to give users some flexibility away from the AC outlet. That said, we're glad to see someone stepping up and taking the sector to the next level. The MPJ-104WCE is believed to be the world's first pico projector with Windows CE embedded, which doesn't sound like something that's worth mentioning. However, the LCoS-based... Read more...
Optoma may have ushered in the age of the pico projector, but it seems like Microvision is forging ahead with round two. The hotly anticipated SHOW WX pico projector is finally about to make its way into the hands of consumers, as the company has just revealed that it has received a purchase order from its Asian marketing and distribution partner and has begun shipments.The PicoP-based product fits within the palm of a human hand, yet can project an image ranging in size from 12" to 150". Users can simply plug in their PMP, portable DVD player or any other source to transform the image into a big-screen... Read more...
Ah, the pico projector. About a year ago, you couldn't look over your shoulder without seeing yet another company come forward with a 640x480 projector that could be shoved in the average pocket, but now that the novelty has worn off, just a few outfits are sticking with it. One of those determined companies is none other than Microvision, who has today delivered an anticipated update to the device it first showcased during CES 2009 in Las Vegas.The planet's first laser-based pico projector, which will be called the SHOW WX, is based on its own proprietary PicoP display engine technology. When... Read more...
Details are still pretty sparse, but Nikon Rumors is reporting that Chasseur d'Image (a French magazine that has a history of publishing rumors that turn into reality) has published an article that talks about a new Nikon camera with the code name Nikon VP650. According to the report, the Nikon VP650 is expected to be announced in August and shipping in September. What’s really cool about the Nikon VP650 is that it will have an integrated LED projector that could project up to 8x12 images in good quality in the dark. The VP650 will be a compact camera. Another report from Photo Review offers some... Read more...
Digitimes got a pic of a tiny DLP projector that Texas Instruments is readying for use in many mobile applications.  Scoter said TI has completed developments of pico-projectors and now the model, incorporating laser-diode (LD) and LED backlighting sources, are ready to be applied in end products. The model can support image size of 15 to 20 inches. With further improvements in brightness and battery time, the size can be expanded to 15 to 40 inches within a 30-180 cm distance, said Scoter.... Read more...