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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), audio (MP3, WAV, AAC), images (JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP), and popular document formats (DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF),... Read more...
Who says you have to be rich to enjoy 1080p? The projector market has become increasingly crowded in recent years, and that has led to price slides across the board. ViewSonic's newest projector is a 1080p model, yet it breaks the $1000 price barrier. That's not too common these days, making the Pro8200 somewhat of a bargain for those looking to add 1080p to their basement home cinema setup. The device is the newest addition to the Pro 8 Series projector line, relying on a DLP engine, BrilliantColor technology, 2000 lumens and a 4000:1 contrast ratio. It uses a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 7-segment color wheel, and it has two HDMI 1.3 inputs, a component video input, and an RS232 control port for... 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 WVGA (848 X 480) are available. MicroVision Unveils Second-Generation Laser Pico Projector, SHOWWX+... Read more...
ViewSonic is working to help you create, view, and share 3D and 2D content with the introduction of four new media devices including a camcorder, photo frame, camcorder projector, and digital photo copier. The new 3DV5 Pocket 3D HD Camcorder lets you capture 3D 720p HD and standard 2D videos. The 3DV5 comes with a pair of red/cyan glasses so you'll be able to view the content instantly on a standard PC or notebook. The content can also be viewed on NVIDIA 3D monitors with NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Kit and on 3D HDTVs with the appropriate glasses. The 3DPF8 3D Multimedia Digital Photo Frame has an 8-inch display. With the frame, you can show off 3D photos and videos without the need for special... Read more...
Need a new projector for your boardroom? What about your work-at-home basement? Epson has just the thing, with their newly introduced VS200 being one of the brightest and cheapest in its class. The projector provides SVGA resolution and a whopping 2300 lumens of light output, not to mention USB Plug 'n Play instant setup for Windows and Mac that instantly displays images on both the projector and computer by simply connecting a USB cable. It utilizes 3LCD 3-chip technology and requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness compared to 1-chip DLP technology. Other features include Instant On/Off, Direct Power On and Off, and Epson's exclusive E-TORL lamp technology which... Read more...
HDTVs seem to be all the rage these days, particularly 3D HDTVs. But there are other ways to enjoy big screen content, namely front projectors. These have a smaller, but arguably more devout, following, and Sony knows that. Sony has been producing high-end projectors for many years, but now they're hoping to bring high-end quality to a lower price point (for this level of gear) with the new VPL-VW90ES. As you would expect, it's the company's first 3D front projector. Sony has been pushing 3D hard, from TVs to their PlaySation 3. So now, it's the projector's turn to join the 3D bandwagon. This is easily one of the most advanced projectors on the market today, and it shares the heritage of previously... Read more...
3M added two new products to its line of pocket projectors. The new 3M MP160 and 3M MP180 feature 30 lumens of brightness, two-hours of battery life, and SVGA resolution. Both of the new projectors target on-the-go professionals. The MP180 has a touch screen for easy operation. The projector also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4GB of memory, a microSD card slot, and USB connectivity. The MP160 is a more streamlined device that has the same brightness, resolution and portability as the MP180 but for less money. This projector comes with VGA and composite video cables. Both projectors are currently available for preorder. The projectors will begin shipping in early October. Two New Pocket Projectors from... Read more...
Nikon recently added two new compact cameras to its lineup. The new COOLPIX S1100pj broadens your ability to share photos, documents, and more with its built-in projector and ability to connect to your computer via USB. When connected to a PC, the camera can project anything that is displayed on the computer screen or JPEG images saved on the camera's memory card or internal memory. The projector in the COOLPIX S1100pj is 40 percent brighter than its predecessor. This 14-lumen internal projector works with the camera's touchscreen user interface. For ease of use, the camera also has a built-in stand. The COOLPIX S1100pj can project images up to 47-inches from over 7-feet away. Additional features... 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. It's the world's smallest pico projector to offer a brightness level of 200 lumens, which is unheard... Read more...
3D cinemas, 3D handhelds, 3D glasses, and 3D HDTVs. What's next? 3D projectors! If a 50" (or larger) 3D TV isn't large enough for you and your family, ViewSonic is making a move to bring the 3D frenzy that has taken the world by storm to a slightly larger format. The new PJD5352 projector is a short-throw device that can work in extremely small spaces, casting a 50" image at a distance of just 3 feet away. There's a DLP chip within the XGA projector, a 1.2x optical zoom, 2600 lumens and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. It also supports a 120Hz frame rate, 5W speaker and a weight of 5.5lbs. Several other convenient features include multiple preset presentation modes, closed captioning for the hearing... Read more...
Cellphones and smartphones with projectors haven't really taken off in America, but they're generating a lot of attention overseas. And we all know what happens to trends in the U.S. a few months after something goes big in Asia. Samsung has been at the forefront of projector phone development, and today they are introducing the latest one in the line: the SPH-W9600.Called the AMOLED Beam, this is the followup to the Haptic Beam, and it's initially being introduced to Korea. Aside from having a large 3.3" WVGA touch panel, there's also a 5MP camera, T-DMB TV support, and an improved DLP projector. Further details about the phone are scant, but it's safe to say that something like this could definitely... 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 a 5000:1 contrast ratio (5x those other guys out there). The PicoP solution is rather unique, as it... 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 ordered with an optional VGA dock that allows it to connect with a multitude of other devices. If... Read more...
InFocus has been a major player in the projection industry for years now, and the company's latest unit appeals directly to home cinema buffs in need of a new 1080p shooter that can put their Blu-ray films up against a 100+ inch wall. The new SP8602 isn't one of those pocketable pico projectors; this is a real-deal projector that would be right at home in your media cave.Boasting adjustable optics, a 30,000:1 maximum contrast ratio and video-optimized 1300 lumens, the device can project an image up to 300" across a wall. It's a little late for this year's Super Bowl party, but it's always the perfect time to upgrade your screen for movie watching. It relies on Texas Instruments' DLP DarkChip... 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 red laser diode (ML520G72) offers the world’s highest output power in 638 nm band LDs, making... 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. Unlike most of the competition, which tops out at 640x480 or 800x600 if we're lucky, this shirt-sized... Read more...
Although they're not quite ready for prime-time just yet, MSI gave us a glimpse at three new PCs the company is working on creating. The company believes the new systems could redefine the way customers interact with digital information within the home. The first concept PC is a 3D All-in-One PC. To use this PC, you must wear wireless 3D glasses which deliver "the ultimate life-like gaming experience and 3D HD movie experience from the comfort of home with system's stunning 24-inch display." Next up, MSI showed off a Sliding Screen All-in-One PC with LED Technology. This PC lets you slide the screen up and store the keyboard behind it when not in use, thereby saving desk space. The system also... Read more...
First it was the influx of the pico projector, and now it seems that the projector-equipped phone is the next "big thing." Okay, so maybe we're jumping the gun a bit there, but it is sort of interesting that not one, but two projector phones have surfaced during the same month in the lead-up to CES 2010.Just a few weeks after LG introduced its eXpo smartphone with an optional snap-on projector, Logic Wireless is now selling a similar device online--though its phone has the projector permanently built in. The 150LGW doesn't look all that different from mobile modern mobile phones, and we guess that's the point. It looks relatively normal, yet there's an actual projector inside. Pretty wild stuff.The... Read more...
Well, well--we sure thought Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was hot stuff, but frankly, it has nothing on this. Microvision, the company responsible for a PicoP-based pico projection technology, has just released a video of what we're calling its "killer app." Seriously--even if you have no interest in putting a projector in your pocket, it's tough to ignore just how awesome this demonstration is. Over in Canada, the company showed off its latest demo at the Intel Extreme Masters Tournament, where players in a first-person shooter could use a radically different control method to immerse themselves in the game. This, in our opinion, is the next big leap in gaming. We had the controller, then the... 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 device is able to open Office files (Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) on its... Read more...
Up until now two major things have evaded AT&T: an Android phone and Snapdragon. If you're unfamiliar with the second, Snapdragon is a new mobile CPU that can be clocked as high as 1GHz, and the phones based on that CPU are understandably quick. Starting this week, AT&T will at least be able to say that it stocks a 1GHz smartphone (that sounds funny just saying it!), as LG Mobile's eXpo has made its debut on the US carrier.The phone is a real workhorse, and it sports a few really unique features. For starters, it supports AT&T's growing 7.2Mbps HSPA network, which is the fastest form of 3G on AT&T. Moreover, it's the first phone in America to support an optional integrated pico... 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 spectacle. Unfortunately, Microvision is still keeping quiet on pricing and release details,... Read more...
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