Pico projectors, such as the Shine above, offer projection in a smaller form factor than traditional projectors, and as technology improves, they are more able to handle brighter conditions and offer larger, crisper output. Sony is one such pioneer in this field, and has recently unveiled its new pico projector module offering HD resolution and free-focus projection.
Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today we found out that nightly builds to CyanogenMod 10.1 are ready to go for the Nexus 10, which comes just a short time after nightlies started rolling out for the Nexus 4. IDC said today that Android will likely stay on top in the battle for mobile dominance until 2016, with iOS placing in second throughout, so it looks like the mobile landscape won't be changing all that much in the coming years. Verizon is set to begin rolling out targeted ad campaigns this week, but you'll only see those ads if you give Verizon permission.
Samsung's efforts with the Galaxy Beam were valiant, but the device itself disappeared into the abyss with no real impact on the market. However, Samsung is trying it again, but this time they're making a dedicated Pico Projector accessory built to be compatible with the company's Galaxy line of products.
Projectors are certainly cool, but they can be a bit on the expensive side. If you've been keeping an eye out for a projector that won't break the bank, you might want to give AAXA Technologies' new P300 Pico projector a look. Announced today, the P300 projector will only set you back $419 (provided you pre-order it), which isn't too bad considering that other projectors can cost thousands of bucks.
Remember the Samsung Galaxy Beam? Samsung were crazy enough to build a pico projector right into a phone with pretty decent specs, showing off the handset at MWC 2012. Now it looks like the phone is ready for primetime, with the Galaxy Beam due to go on sale in Singapore tomorrow. It won’t be cheap, though: the device will cost $649 off-contract and unlocked.
Aiptek recently revealed a variety of new portable video projectors made specifically for Apple iOS and Android devices, which will allow users to project videos, movies, images, games or websites onto walls from their devices with a screen size of up to 60 inches. The projectors will have a brightness of 35 lumens and 640x480 (VGA) pixel resolution.
The idea of the pico projector is a novel one, but often the low resolution and poor light output makes them not entirely practical. That hasn’t stopped Samsung from creating a whole phone based around the idea, and now there’s an accessory for iPhone fans that should hopefully fare better than past offerings. The Pop Video projector attaches to the iPhone using the 30-pin dock connector, and can output at a qHD resolution.
While some are actively working on putting mini projectors in a phone, you can still rush out and buy a pico projector if you’re filled with such a desire. Philips has today announced that they’re launching a new pico projector in its range, the PPX2480. You’ll find the same features that you can expect from other projectors in the range, although it looks like Philips will be aiming this at the top end of its line.
Acer's latest projector was finally released today for those keeping an eye out on the pico projector market. This palm-sized USB-powered projector has more than just its small size going for it too. Announced at CES and released today for $259 we have all the specs and more below for those interested in powering presentations with nothing more than a USB port on their Acer laptop.
If you found Samsung's combination of a pico projector and Android smartphone interesting (if not overly utilitarian), you weren't alone. And sooner than later, you'll be able to pick one up if you live in the UK. Samsung has announced that it intends to sell the Galaxy Beam starting in July for £385 unlocked, which is just over $600 USD. The company says that it will partner with multiple British cellular carriers to subsidize the phone, but wouldn't say which ones.