Pico projectors were hot at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Thanks to the ultra-tiny DLP Pico Chipset from Texas Instruments, these pocket-sized wonders can project content onto practically any surface, with a screen size of up to 50+ inches.
Samsung MBP200: The MBP200 connects to mobile phones and laptops and content can be projected with up to a 50-inch viewing screen. The MBP200 is a media player with an SD card slot – listen to music, create playlists, project video, pictures or PDF, PowerPoint, Word or Excel files. What sets the MBP200 apart, is it has a small screen holder with a telescoping pole hidden inside, which can turn a standard sheet of paper into a screen to view movies, document files or pictures. Pricing and availability to be announced.
Optoma Pico PK-101: The Optoma Pico PK-101 is smaller than most smart phones, weighs approximately four ounces, and connects to your iPod or other multimedia device. The PK-101 is available now for approximately $399 through Amazon.com and Best Buy.com.
Toshiba TDP-F10U LED Projector: Toshiba’s TDP-F10U LED projector is small enough to fit the pocket, weighs only 1.4 pounds and features 800×600 SVGA resolution and 800:1 high-contrast ratio. It can be connected to laptops, DVD players, gaming consoles and other mobile devices. The TDP-F10U will be available in March 2009 for $599 MSRP.
Cinemin Stick by WowWee Technologies: About the size of a candy bar, the Cinemin Stick has 4GB of internal memory and an expandable SD memory card slot for access to your videos, digital photos etc. and features 800 x 480 resolution. Pricing and availability TBA.
The Cinemin Swivel: The Cinemin Swivel by WowWee is an affordable micro projector with a 3-hour battery life for movie watching, full volume control, and an adjustable 90-degree hinge for ceiling projection. The Cinemin Swivel will be available in Spring 2009 for approximately $299.