When it comes to things that live on your keychain, smaller is pretty much always better. So a bottle opener that weighs basically nothing, and as is as small as your fingernail, sounds like a pretty great deal.
Over the past few years, pico projectors stuffed into smartphones and tablets have seemed like novel concepts with little real world application—yet. But the little projectors may finally evolve from novel to practical, especially with DLP's latest pico chip architecture breakthrough.
We've always felt that Pico projectors are a little uninspiring, but the Pop Video iPhone projector from Micron Technology displays higher-resolution than the rest, and is small and cheap enough to be practical
We love the idea of carrying a compact device that turns any bare wall into a movie theater. Like the makers of pico projectors have been promising us for years. But even with an impressive 80 lumens of brightness, the P4 still has a long way to go before we really get excited.
Holy smokes did this Android projector just sell out in two days on Amazon? Pity. It'd make a sweet tool for impromptu movie screenings.
I'll happily watch a TV show on the iPad by myself, but once you start trying to share that screen things get crowded. MicroVision's SHOWWX+ pico projector, designed specifically for iOS devices, projects their videos at 100 glorious inches.
Pico projectors: remember them? They were all the rage before everyone moved on to tablets and 3DTVs. A little late to the game, but Toshiba's two pico projectors are svelte models with a only storage and connection keeping them apart.
You may not be able to tell from this context-deprived picture, but Samsung's SP-H03 pico projector is small. Really small. Like, hockey puck small. And it puts 854x480 resolution and 1GB of internal memory in the palm of your hand.
Apple patents are often quirky, April Fool's-esque, and rarely see the light of day, so be sure to consider that as you view their latest. It's one that marries proven MacBook Pro technology with unproven, kitschy pico projectors. Hilarity ensues.
With the environment and sustainability firmly in mind the Dell Froot concept saves the planet courtesy two projectors: One for the virtual keyboard, and another for the monitor.
3M only updated their pico projector range last August, claiming it was their "second generation" model. Meet their third-gen pico: the MPro150. The resolution is still just VGA quality, but there's now 1GB of internal storage.
Using the infinite focus capability of the PicoP display engine, combined with a motion sensing module, it's now possible to play video games on multiple surfaces, all while tracking your character's point of view in 3D space.
3M pitching the MPro120 mini-projector as a "second generation" piece of hardware. For them, that means it's the first with the new MM200 projection engine. For everyone else, it could mean the first truly decent pico projector.
It'd be irresponsible to try to glean too much from a promotional video like this, where some, but not all, of the images have been simulated but I live dangerously: I'm going to say those images, as you'd expect, look a little washed out, despite most of them projecting at well below the claimed 40-inch max. And…
Ars tricked Matt Woodward into running a gauntlet of tests on eight USB flash drives—a gadget you typically only evaluate by price/storage—to discover the secret king of flash drives. It's an epic piece.
I just don't see Apple announcing a multimedia projector dock for the iPhone/iPod anytime soon, but in my imaginary world where Jobs and I sit together eating cucumber sandwiches every afternoon, he's birthed me one.