Pico Projector

Velocity Micro Shine pico projector does 720p on the cheap

Velocity Micro Shine pico projector does 720p on the cheap

Pico projectors have become a well-established category in their own right, much to the delight of road warriors and those who want a lot of bang for their buck when it comes to display size. With Velocity Micro's latest effort in the category, there may be a lot more bang in the near future. Their Shine series of projectors combines small size, big definition and affordability to make an attractive little package. The company gave us a demonstration of the upcoming hardware at CES.

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3M MP220 Mobile Pico Projector hands-on

3M MP220 Mobile Pico Projector hands-on

Pico and pocket projectors have continued to evolve and improve and are become increasingly popular. While just a few short years ago the thought of having 50 lumens of brightness on a battery powered device seemed out of reach. 3M has continued to bring the latest and greatest in projectors to the table. It might not be the brightest, or last the longest but they've found a great happy medium with the MP220.

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AAXA P4 Pico Projector Review

AAXA P4 Pico Projector Review

We've seen our fair share of pico and pocket projectors here at SlashGear, but recently we've had the pleasure to work with and review one of the most portable and brightest of them all, a pico with an 80 lumen engine -- the AAXA P4 Pico Projector. There are many different uses for a portable projector and whether they are an expensive toy, or a needed accessory is up to you. Head on down for some pictures and hands-on video of this little projector in action.

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AAXA P4 projector: The worlds brightest Pico Projector with 75 minutes of battery life

AAXA P4 projector: The worlds brightest Pico Projector with 75 minutes of battery life

Pico projectors are nifty little objects but AAXA is making them more then that with the new AAXA P4 battery powered pico projector. Announcing the P4 as the worlds brightest battery-powered pico projector offering 80 lumen in brightness while weighing less than one pound -- and having good battery life too. Pictures and details are available below.

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Nikon’s iP-PJ Transfer App for iOS lets you project images with Coolpix S1200pj

Nikon’s iP-PJ Transfer App for iOS lets you project images with Coolpix S1200pj

Nikon has release its iP-PJ Transfer App for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch that works with the company's recently launched Coolpix S1200pj digital camera, which sports a built-in projector. The app lets you use the Coolpix S1200pj to project and share images and documents saved on your iOS device.

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OmniTouch reminds us of the science fiction future of all things touchscreen [Video]

OmniTouch reminds us of the science fiction future of all things touchscreen [Video]

It's time again to talk about touchscreens on every surface imaginable, this time through Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University. These groups have brought forth a solution for the age-old first-world problem of how a person who wants dial their phone using only the surface of their hand might do so. The solution is this: OmniTouch, a system that although currently requires the user to wear an obtrusive shoulder-mounted monstrosity to project and collect interfaces and the ways they interact with them, will sometime be as simple as a box of playing-cards-sized device which will work with the user to turn any surface into a touchscreen.

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DIY Spherical Display tracks satellites and more [Video]

DIY Spherical Display tracks satellites and more [Video]

Microsoft's Surface Sphere was unfortunately just an eye-catching demo, but if you want some spherical display goodness in your life (or, indeed, just in your living room) then Nirav Patel has the DIY route for you. His homegrown spherical display uses a Microvision ShowWX pico-projector, an 8-inch frosted glass light fitting, a fish-eye lens and some open-source software he's coded up specially, and costs around $200 to put together.

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Apple Patent App Reveals Integrated Projectors For Future iPhones, iPads, And More

Apple Patent App Reveals Integrated Projectors For Future iPhones, iPads, And More

A new Apple patent application that surfaced today reveals that the company is getting serious with its plans to integrate pico projectors into their future devices. The documents show that the tiny projectors would be implemented in next-gen iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices as well as in what looks to be an accessory for Apple's laptops.

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MicroVision SHOWWX+ HDMI pico-projector adds HDMI input

MicroVision SHOWWX+ HDMI pico-projector adds HDMI input

Pico-projectors are relatively commonplace now, but one with an HDMI input is still something of a rarity. MicroVision's latest model takes last year's SHOWWX+ and adds in the digital input to make the MicroVision SHOWWX+ HDMI, perfect for easy hook-ups with your laptop or tablet.

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Pacifica Media Partners reports that pico projector sales doubled in Q4 2010

Pacifica Media Partners reports that pico projector sales doubled in Q4 2010

Pacific Media Partners has announced the numbers for the pico projector market for Q4 2010. The numbers look pretty good for the small projectors with the shipments of the little devices doubling compared to Q4 2009. PMA's numbers show that in Q5 2009 there were 134,000 units shipped.

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Himax unveils world’s first USB 3.0 pico-projector

Himax unveils world’s first USB 3.0 pico-projector

Himax has announced that it has the world's first USB 3.0 pico-projector (PDF) solution. Sadly, Himax offered no official pics of the thing for us to check out. The new projector has a resolution of 800 x 600 and uses a LCOS microdisplay from Himax Display. The projector gets all the power it needs directly from the USB port of a computer.

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A Week With the L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector : iDevices and Wrap-Up

A Week With the L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector : iDevices and Wrap-Up

Behold the advertised use: connecting this projector to an iPod (or an iPhone, iPad, etc.) This is the AAXA L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector "Week With" review, an extended look at this lovely little device and how it fares in the hands of your humble narrator. Today's entry is the final of several posts, this one both showing how nice the device works with Apple products (an iPod Touch 2nd generation, to be exact,) and finally what our final verdict is on if you should get one for yourself.

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