Philips is releasing one of the smallest USB powered pico projectors with the aim of capturing mobile businessman and presenters that carry their laptops with them. This new addition to the Philips pico projector lineup fits easily into a laptop bag at just 2.8 x 5.1 x 3.5 inches and hardly adds any weight to your commute at just over half a pound.
On top of being able to run off a USB port, the projector has it’s own built in battery for 1.5 hours in bright mode which utilizes the full 30 lumens of the projector and 2 hours in standard mode. The pocket projector can output an image at a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels.
The projector looks like it would be a good candidate for people who need to make portable presentations on the go for a few people at a time. Since the lumen output is only up to 30, a brighter projector may be desired for those looking to present or share their media with larger groups. However, as a toy, this pico will turn heads and be an awesome companion for the gadget lover that no one else has. The release date for this projector is this April, 2012.
At around $290, there are some brighter projectors out on the market, but for a tiny USB powered Pico Projector, this would be the best bet.
For a detailed list of specs, see below:
Technology : DLP
Resolution : 640 x 360 pixels
Brightness (lumens) : Up to 30 lumens
Contrast : 1500:1
Focus : Manual
Lamp : LED RGB
Lamp life time (in hours) : 30,000 hours
Projection Distance : From 0.354 x 2.125 m
Screen size : 0.25 cm to 1.5 m
Inputs / Outputs : USB entry
1x 3.5 mm jack output
Size : Height: 7 cm
Width: 13 cm
Depth: 9 cm
Weight : 246 g
Included accessories : Carry case
Other : Micro SD/SDHC card slot
2 GB internal memory
MP4 media player
Battery life in standard/bright mode: 2 hours / 1.5 hours
LED indicator: battery charge