Way back in June Optoma promised to release its picoprojector this year, and now there's news that indeed it will. Still reportedly the world's smallest and lightest, it'll go on sale December 1st in Japan at the Apple store, of all places. In case you've forgotten the DLP device is just 0.67 x 2 x 4.1-inches and can produce an image up to 60-inches at a modest 480 x 320 resolution and 1000:1 contrast for 2 hours from its battery. Its expected price in Japan is around $500, though there's no news yet on when it'll be coming to these shores or what it'll cost. [AVWatch]
How would you use it? Does it have a little tripod so you could aim it? Would the projection be shaking a lot as people bumped into the table, your cable tugged at it, or the wind blew?
Or, actually, what I really want to know is how long until you can turn it on and get a holographic message from Princess Leia?