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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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Optoma HD20 projector announced

Optoma announced a brand new projector today that actually dips below the $1,000 mark. It's called the HD20 and is a DLP-based front projector with a 1080p resolution and targeted at computer and home theater users.

Hitachi CP-X3010N network-projector unveiled

Hitachi have unveiled their latest networked projector, the CP-X3010N.  Based on the existing X3010, the new projector boasts 3,000 lumen brightness, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 16W integrated speakers, but throws in wired ethernet connectivity and optional WiFi b/g.

 

Nikon VP650 pico-projector camera tipped for September release

Nikon VP650 pico-projector camera tipped for September release

Nikon are tipped to be preparing a digital camera with integrated pico-projector, capable of not only snapping images but projecting them at up to a claimed 8 x 12 inches.  The upcoming point-and-shoot, believed to be the Nikon VP650, was revealed in French photography magazine Chasseur d'Images.

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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.

Canon LV-7275 computer projector offers affordability

Canon introduced a new projector today meant for use with computers called the LV-7275 that actually falls beneath the $1,000 price point and offers a 1,024 x 768 resolution with 2,600 lumens.

Samsung MBP200 pico-projector/PMP hybrid hits Europe

Samsung MBP200 pico-projector/PMP hybrid hits Europe

Samsung's MBP200 pico-projector has gone on sale in Germany, coupling a compact DLP projector with an onboard PMP.  First announced back at CES, the MBP200 goes a step or two ahead of pico-projectors we've tested such as the BeamBox or AAXA by virtue of its integrated 2.2-inch display, meaning the PMP functionality does not necessarily require the projector be active.

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DIY HD projector for under €499 [Video]

If we told you there was a way you could get a custom HD projector for under €499 ($704) with DVI and HDMI inputs, you might go so far as to give your left arm for such a device.  Unfortunately that would be the wrong idea, as you'd probably need that arm to put the projector together: you see, it's a DIY kit, and according to German tinkerer Maxi Huber it's the best piece of home entertainment kit he's bought in some time.

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SIM2 Grand Cinema CX3 $42k DLP projector gets reviewed

SIM2 Grand Cinema CX3 $42k DLP projector gets reviewed

If you're going to spend $40k-$42k on a DLP projector, you want to know it can deliver the visual goods.  Happily, according to Electronic House, the SIM2 Grand Cinema CX3 Lumis HOST system does just that; the two-piece Full HD projector produced "viewing splendor".

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Samsung P410M compact projector

Samsung have taken the wraps off of their latest pocket-projector, the P410M, and while you'd certainly need reasonably-sized pockets to carry it, it perhaps makes up for things by offering higher than usual specs.  The P410M boasts up to 800 x 600 resolution and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, together with inputs that include VGA, composite and a USB port.

DIY Laser Matrix Projector for iPhone

DIY Laser Matrix Projector for iPhone

If you've ever wanted to use your iPhone as a projector, but are too cheap to shell out for a pico-projector like the AAXA P1, perhaps this DIY system is for you.  What you gain in price, you lose in flexibility, however; the system uses 35 individual laser pointers to recreate any bitmap font. 

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Sanyo unveils HD projector with 23.6-inch short-throw

Sanyo unveils HD projector with 23.6-inch short-throw

Sanyo showed off a pretty impressive piece of technology in Japan today with their latest prototype projector. This projector is capable of full HD images at 16:9 and 1080p. But that's not the cool part. What's cool is this projector has a super short-throw. I mean, really short.

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