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BeamBox Evolution R-2 pico-projector packs 40 lumens brightness

BeamBox Evolution R-2 pico-projector packs 40 lumens brightness

BeamBox have announced their latest pico-projector, and while we're still waiting for the company's MiLi Evolution iPhone-case-cum-projector to arrive, the Evolution R-2 should tide us over.  Based around a 40 lumen LCoS chip, making it one of the brighter picos we've seen, the R-2 has an integrated media player for photos, audio and video (like the Evolution R-1 we reviewed last year) together with both PC/Mac and A/V inputs.

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BeamBox MiLi Evolution iPhone Projector gets bargain price-tag

BeamBox MiLi Evolution iPhone Projector gets bargain price-tag

We're so used to seeing pico-projectors integrated into futuristic concepts that have little chance of shipping, that to hear about a product actually headed to shelves is quite unusual.  BeamBox's MiLi Evolution iPhone Projector looks like the sort of thing some industrial designer would use to try to make his name, but the combination iPhone/iPod touch case, projector and charging cradle is actually expected to go up for preorder at the end of November.

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BeamBox MiLi universal charger offers twin USB power

BeamBox MiLi universal charger offers twin USB power

BeamBox have taken a few minutes out of their busy pico-projector schedule to give us this, the surprisingly useful MiLi universal charger.  A palm-sized block with interchangeable US, UK, Australian and European plug adapters, the MiLi also has a flip-out in-car plug, and provides juice to two USB ports.

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BeamBox Essential G2 pico-projector aimed at netbooks/notebooks

BeamBox Essential G2 pico-projector aimed at netbooks/notebooks

BeamBox's Evolution R1 pico-projector wasn't exactly a giant, but the company obviously decided they could do better with their next-gen model.  The BeamBox Essential G2, then, drops both bulk and weight to come in at 75g, together with 20 lumens brightness and VGA 640 x 480 resolution.

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BeamBox Evolution R1 Pico-Projector Review

BeamBox Evolution R1 Pico-Projector Review

After unboxing the BeamBox Evolution R1 pico-projector late last week, the SlashGear team has been having great fun projecting all manner of content onto anything that will stand still long enough.  Gimmick or legitimate A/V accessory?  Read on to find out.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 12 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 12 2009

Headlines this week were a tussle between Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 announcement and the launch of the Dell Adamo luxury ultraportable.  We were pleased to see SlashGear readers in their thousands join us for our Apple liveblog and, while there may have been no new hardware, the features hitting the iPhone over the Summer - MMS, A2DP Bluetooth, copy & paste, and Spotlight, to name but a few - could keep the smartphone well ahead of the competition.  That's not what Palm wanted to hear; we ran through the key differences between the iPhone OS 3.0 and Palm Pre at our sibling-site My Pre.

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BeamBox R1 pico-projector: Unboxing Video & First Impressions

BeamBox R1 pico-projector: Unboxing Video & First Impressions

BeamBox's 30-lumen Evolution R1 pico-projector doesn't officially begin shipping until the start of April, but SlashGear managed to acquire one ahead of the launch.  Measuring a short, sturdy 108 x 59 x 28mm and tipping the scales at 175g, the R1's party trick is not only projecting external AV sources up to 100-inches at 640 x 480 resolution, but content from its own onboard media player.

Unboxing video and first-impressions after the cut

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Beambox R-1 Pico-Projector: ships April 1st for $360

Beambox R-1 Pico-Projector: ships April 1st for $360

Pre-orders for the Beambox Evolution R-1 pico-projector are now being taken, with deliveries expected to begin on April 1st.  The Evolution R-1 is capable of projecting a 100-inch image at up to 640 x 480 resolution, and has both 1GB onboard memory and a microSD card slot for loading more content.

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Beambox Evolution R-1 30 Lumen pico-projector

Beambox Evolution R-1 30 Lumen pico-projector

Beambox have announced their second pico-projector, the Evolution R-1, complete with 30 Lumen brightness, 1GB of integrated storage and USB connectivity.  The 175g projector is capable of producing a 640 x 480 image of up to 100-inches, with 200:1 contrast ratio.

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