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Microvision FPS prototype straps pico-projector to gun [Video]

Microvision FPS prototype straps pico-projector to gun [Video]

Laser pico-projector manufacturer Microvision have been showing off their latest first-person shooter prototype, which straps a PicoP projector to a gun controller and responds to movement.  Players can physically turn around to move their in-game perspective, with the projector's "infinite focus" meaning that the picture is always crisp no matter that the distance between pico and wall keeps shifting.

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Microvision SHOWWX laser pico-projector turns up at Vodafone Spain

Microvision SHOWWX laser pico-projector turns up at Vodafone Spain

Having teased us with the promise of availability of their SHOWWX laser pico-projector back in October, Microvision have now revealed that Vodafone Spain will be the carrier offering the portable projector.  The SHOWWX is on sale now for €289 ($436) excluding tax, or for a reduced amount if you have points under the carrier's loyalty program, and it will be marketed alongside the Nokia N97 mini.

AT&T LG eXpo with detachable pico-projector coming Dec 7th [Updated]

AT&T LG eXpo with detachable pico-projector coming Dec 7th [Updated]

There's no sign of an official press release yet - nor a product page - but AT&T are tipped to have unveiled their latest LG smartphone, the LG eXpo.  A touchscreen Windows Mobile 6.5 handset, the eXpo's secret magic is a detachable Texas Instruments DLP projector, which can be used to project videos, images and webpages.

Update: The LG eXpo product page is now live - thanks Alejandro!

Update 2: Pricing is confirmed at $199 for the LG eXpo itself (assuming a new, two-year contract and a mail-in rebate) and $179 for the pico-projector attachment.

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Fujitsu F-04B modular cellphone with pico-projector gets played with

Fujitsu F-04B modular cellphone with pico-projector gets played with

If you thought you'd seen it all in Nokia's Vision of 2015 video, book a flight to Tokyo and stop by Fujitsu's offices there.  They haven't seen to have got the memo that modular, wirelessly-connected mobile phones with integrated pico-projectors are meant to be the stuff of futurology, not fact, and as such have produced a working version of their F-04B cellphone.  Akihabara have been for a play, and claim it's a brilliant multifunctional device.

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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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Ericsson Spider Computer projection-packed concept [Video]

Ericsson Spider Computer projection-packed concept [Video]

The wisdom of designing gadgets that look like spiders when so many people find the many-legged bugs creepy is arguably lacking, but that hasn't stopped Ericsson.  The company's latest concept is the so-called Ericsson Spider Computer, a tripod design that will incorporate a full PC, pico-projector, laser keyboard and integrated 3G, and offer the people of 2020 an easily transported computing setup.

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DigiLife DDV-JF1 HD camcorder with integrated pico-projector

DigiLife DDV-JF1 HD camcorder with integrated pico-projector

No, not a pico-projector with a porthole, but DigiLife's DDV-JF1, the first point-and-shoot pocket camcorder to also integrate a mini projector.  Similar in concept to the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, only concentrating on moving pictures rather than stills, the DDV-JF1 can record up to 1280 x 720 30fps video in H.264 format to SD cards (up to 32GB supported), then display it via the pico-projector hardware at the end.

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Optoma PK-100 pico-projector scrapes under $200 barrier

Optoma PK-100 pico-projector scrapes under $200 barrier

Pico-projectors have managed to grudgingly convince quite a few people - ourselves included - that there's a time and place for a tiny, portable cinema; our big issue is still the relatively high prices they command.  Optoma have stepped up their game on that front, however, with the launch of the PK-100, an entry-level model promising 480 x 320 resolution, 11 lumens brightness and a maximum image size of 66-inches.

3M MPro120 Pocket Projector Review

3M MPro120 Pocket Projector Review

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.

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