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Castrade Pico projector, a 3M MPro 1100’s clone outs for Japanese market

Castrade Pico projector, a 3M MPro 1100’s clone outs for Japanese market

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.

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Wearable projection computer project: Internet ‘sixth sense’

Wearable projection computer project: Internet ‘sixth sense’

A group of MIT students have developed a wearable computer that projects its display onto any nearby surface, and is controlled by hand gestures and voice-recognition.  A prototype was demonstrated at TED this week, capable of projecting a watch face onto the user's wrist after they trace a circle over it, capturing images framed by their fingers, and pulling up information about an individual and projecting it onto them during conversation.

Video demos after the cut

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Optoma Pico Projector PK101 gets dedicate iPod/iPhone AV cable

Optoma Pico Projector PK101 gets dedicate iPod/iPhone AV cable

The ultra compact Optoma Pico projector PK101 with TI-DLP technology has been available from amazon online (listed as EP-PK-101) for quite some time now. The package bundled with an iPod/iPhone/iTouch enabled docking to enable video and audio to the Optoma, the manufacturer has today announced a new breed of much dedicated A/V cable with similar function for the use of Apple products.

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BenQ’s GP1 compact projector featured PhlatLight LEDs technology

BenQ’s GP1 compact projector featured PhlatLight LEDs technology

While visiting CES 2009, the folks from Luminus gave me a short 5 minutes walk-though on their PT-39 LED Chipset that used to power all those ultra bright and color accurate mobile-size projectors. I was more impressed with water-cooled Chi Lin and Vivitek full-feature projectors; but after a second look on the mini-projectors’ throwing images, I have to say the composes of three individual LED chips were not joke when it came to brightness and color reproduction. It can throw 100 of lumen and claim 20k hours of lamp life, the light source is about 10 times more usable than my home projector. If you want to give it spin, BenQ has recently announced the availability of GP1 Pocket Projector, which incorporated Luminous PhlatLight’s PT-39 chipset and Texas Instruments DLP technology to produce the on-the-go mobile beamer at its best.

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