Stuffing a Projector in a Tablet Might Actually Be Awesome

When 3M started frankensteining its pico projectors into smartphones a few years ago as a proof of concept, it was novel, but really had no practical use in the real world. (Even for the enterprise world and its infinite powerpoint presentations). But seeing a projector built into Smart Devices' SmartQ U7 Android… » 10/08/12 10:20am 10/08/12 10:20am

Projector Phone: Talk and Touch at the Same Time (If You Work in a…

Unless you're using a Bluetooth headset or their speakerphone, you can't really operate a touchscreen smartphone while it's held to your ear during a call. So this prototype once again merges a phone with a pico projector to give you full access to your device during a call, as well as the device of the person you're… » 11/14/11 11:00am 11/14/11 11:00am

Nikon S1100pj Second Gen Projector Camera Is Brighter, Cheaper, and…

The original projector point-and-shoot, the Nikon S1000pj, was undoubtedly a novelty, but it was a novelty we found pretty charming. Its successor, the S1100pj, is 40% brighter, can act as a projector for your computer, and will retail for $350. » 8/17/10 12:01am 8/17/10 12:01am

Ericsson's Spider PC Concept Projects the Keyboard and Screen

Over at the Taiwan Broadband show, Ericsson's vision for the portable computer of 2020 uses a pico-projected screen and laser-projected keyboard. And though they've got a rough prototype (pictured), they imagine it ultimately squeezing into this bizarre spider-leg tripod design: » 10/29/09 10:30am 10/29/09 10:30am

3M MPro120 Pico Projector Review: Highly Evolved

Pico projectors were all the rage when they were in development, but as the first wave of products hit, so did a reality-induced malaise: They weren't that great. Fortunately, 3M's MPro120 goes far to outshine the original MPro110. » 9/03/09 4:00pm 9/03/09 4:00pm