When is a pico-projector not quite a pico-projector? Why, when it’s a micro-projector of course. Profligate pico producer AAXA have obviously decided that their latest model, the AAXA M1, isn’t quite small enough to fit into the “tiny” category, but what you lose in pocketability you gain in specifications. The M1 Micro-Projector has a native SVGA 800 x 600 resolution, 66 lumen brightness from its LED lighting, and a handy remote control.
Two models will be on offer, each capable of projecting up to a 100-inch picture. The entry-level M1 Standard gets a 3.5mm composite video input (complete with a suitable adapter cable), while the M1 Plus adds a 1280 x 960 VGA input (though you’ll obviously only get 800 x 600 max output); both also have 3.5mm headphone jacks and a microUSB port. Eventually, AAXA say, you’ll be able to use that USB connection to hook up a computer, though right now they’re not providing the necessary drivers.
Otherwise there’s 1GB of onboard storage and an SD card reader, integrated media player app and stereo 1W speakers; the whole thing measures 112 x 105 x 46 mm. Each model is available for preorder now, priced at $299 for the AAXA M1 Standard and $359 for the AAXA M1 Plus. They’ll ship on December 21st and January 21st respectively.