The steady trickle of pico-projectors continues with a new model by RoyalTek, the RPJ-2000, tipped to be the first of several from the company in 2010. The RPJ-2000 uses a second-gen 3M LCoS chipset and is capable of projecting up to a 65-inch image with 14 lumens brightness and 640 x 480 resolution.
Connectivity includes VGA and NTSC/PAL TV inputs, though unlike many pico’s on the market there’s no integrated mediaplayer or onboard storage. You do get 0.5W stereo speakers, however, and the RPJ-2000 is Apple-certified for use with iPods and iPhones; you’ll have to add a €30 ($43) adapter kit on top of its €219 ($315) sticker price.
RoyalTek will apparently launch five new pico-projectors in 2010, including a model with an integrated digital TV tuner. No word on specific release schedules for those devices, though the TV tuner model is expected to hit the market in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in June.