This cute and colorful little pico projector is designed for kids. But don't bother giving it to them—because it's good enough you'll want to keep it for yourself.
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…
Modern day chase scenes in movies are cacophonies of over-blown CG ridiculousness. This short film creates a classic action movie feel using a very unassuming gadget.
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…
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.
Vacation season is kicking into full gear now, and though you may be racking up the ground/air/sea miles, you'll inevitably have some downtime. Why not watch a movie?
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?
Think back, if you will, to the last time you ate a birthday cake. Don't you remember griping about how it didn't really do anything? Well, Disney's looking to fix all that with interactive cakes. Yes, birthday cakes with pico-projectors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Microvision pico-projector video game gun controller we profiled last month might actually see the light of day—and soon. Who's ready for some murky, awkward angle FPS fun?
Because of its super-compact size, DLP Pico projectors are ideal to cram into all kinds of gadgets. Texas Instruments is doing just that by applying it's new Pico WVGA resolution chipset into everything from cellphones to digital cameras.
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.
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.
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:
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.