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AAXA L1 laser pico-projector: focus-free but madly expensive

AAXA L1 laser pico-projector: focus-free but madly expensive

Pico-projector company AAXA have outed their latest model, and the L1 carves a niche for itself by using LCoS laser technology rather than the more usual DLP.  The AAXA L1 is capable of projecting up to a 20-lumens 50-inch picture at 800 x 600 resolution, and thanks to the lasers it's all focus-free: no frustrating focus wheel to twiddle, just point and go.  In fact it can even project clearly onto curved surfaces.

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AAXA M1 micro-projector: bigger & brighter than pico

AAXA M1 micro-projector: bigger & brighter than pico

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.

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AAXA P2 pico-projector: VGA input but just 35 mins battery

AAXA P2 pico-projector: VGA input but just 35 mins battery

AAXA have unveiled their new pico-projector, the P2, and at first glance there's plenty to endear the palm-sized device.  The resolution gets a boost to 800 x 600 while brightness also climbs to 33 lumens; even better, there's a standard VGA input along with the usual onboard media player, 1GB of integrated storage and microSD card slot.  Unfortunately, the thorn in the P2's side is its battery life.

AAXA P1 LCoS-based pico projector review

AAXA P1 LCoS-based pico projector review

Having used four generations of home entertainment projector over the last decade, I was skeptical of small-form factor pico projectors when they first surfaced. A pocket-size projector with dimensions similar to a remote control or a cellphone, running super-cool and battery-operated for up to an hour of continuous use. That’s all tempting stuff, but can they deliver? Last month, we reviewed the UK-based BeamBox Evolution R1 Pico-projector; today, we have a close cousin with the same LCoS microdisplay but in different outfit: the AAXA P1 pico projector. (video after the cut)

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AAXA P1 pico-projector with 1GB storage & mediaplayer

AAXA P1 pico-projector with 1GB storage & mediaplayer

There's another pico-projector on the scene, this time the AAXA P1, and unlike many other examples we've seen it doesn't use a Texas Instruments chip.  Instead, the P1 uses AAXA's own proprietary LCOS chip, capable of projecting a 60-inch image at 640 x 480 with 12 lumens brightness.  As well as connecting to your iPod, PSP or any manner of external sources, it also has 1GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and an onboard media player.

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