It's a little-known fact that celebrity Ashton Kutcher moonlights as a Lenovo engineer. At first, it was tolerable: a kickstand here, a bigger battery there. But now, the chisel-cheeked entrepreneur has twisted Lenovo's latest tablets to his own foul aims: the new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a built-in projector. And a …
Smartphone displays are not great for sharing, at least with a large group of people. So the combination of phones and miniature projectors was an inevitable pairing, I just wish the results weren't so clunky.
So is this why Apple picked up ApplePico.com last week? They've just patented a bit of Pico projector technology and could potentially put them in everything.
I can't remember the last time I put a disc in my laptop. Maybe an old mix CD. The world's moving on from physical media! Great! But how about replacing that slot with something useful, and not a pico projector?
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.
Pint-sized pico-projectors are popping up all over the place. Will Samsung's SP-H03 be the first to find its way into your pocket? Depends on how badly you need public video playback.
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.
When we see gadget concepts, they are in some sense finished products, whether they're prototypes, mock-ups, or shiny computer renders. But what comes before that? As seen in these beautiful sketches for Core 77's Invitational Design Competition: fantastic, unbridled brainstorming.
Light Blue Optics has been showing off their cool projection wares since 2004, so it's great to hear they're close to turning that "holographic laser projection technology" into a viable product, albeit as an OEM.
Sure, the LG Expo is the first 1GHz phone in the US, but what really matters is that it has an optional pico projector you can slap onto the back with an 8-foot projection distance.
The F-04B isn't your average touchscreen QWERTY slider. If you want to slim things down, the 3.4-inch screen and slide-out keyboard can be separated, and you can also attach an 854 x 480 pico-projector in place of the keyboard.
The Gadget: The EyeClops Mini Projector. It projects SD content up to 60 inches across. Yeah, it's technically a toy, but historically, EyeClops makes some cool stuff.
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.
Guess which version is the second gen DLP Pico projector. (Hint: It's the smaller one on the right that's better in every way.)
This Miseal mini projection cube measures less than 3-inches per side, but it still manages to create a 112-inch image within a 16-foot throwing distance.
We've seen plenty of units from overseas manufacturers, but the Logic Bolt will be the first US cellphone on the market with a tiny projector squeezed inside.
The Samsung MBP200 has a limited 480x320 res, but has a built-in media player, LCD screen and includes a tiny stand that can turn a piece of paper into a screen. A baby screen!