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.
3M are perhaps best known among geeky types for their self-adhesive privacy films, that can be used to shield monitors against prying eyes, but the company has also been investigating 3D technology. They've demonstrated a 3D display system that requires no special glasses; instead, it relies on backlighting control and a specially textured adhesive film that directs elements of an on-screen image to either the viewer's left or right eye.
We've reviewed our fair share of pico-projectors here at SlashGear, and while they've often had impressive aspects to their performance, there's been nothing that pushed them out of "expensive toy" and into "must-have accessory". 3M are hoping that their latest model does just that: the 3M MPro120 is the company's second-generation attempt at the pico platform, using a new LCoS imager and four times the battery life. Can it earn a permanent place in our bag? Read on for the full SlashGear review.
Compare to an established standard-size projectors, the Pico versions still have long journey to playing catch up in the brightness and color reproduction areas. But we’ve seen its popularity recently increased from a short few months, even DisplayLink is thinking about developing its USB-display chip for the use of Pico projector. This week, another one shown up from Japan, and is equipped with Lcos technology.
A brand new 3M Mobile ID Reader could soon be used at events or areas that require tight security sometime soon. The idea is to scan your identification quickly to prove your credentials to be in a certain locale.
If you've ever dreamed of carrying a projector in your pocket, the 3M MPro110 Pocket Projector will go on sale on September 30th and it's perfect for those times when you need to project small images from a, well, small device.