Friday, August 28, 2009

3M MPro120 Pocket Projector

3M’s new pocket projector called the MPro120, is “the next-generation of battery operated pocket projectors” claimed by 3M. This product is advertised saying that you can project videos, photos, business presentations, slideshows, ect. on almost any wall, almost anywhere. The MPro120 is compatible with computers, MP3 players, iPods, smartphones, and digital cameras. The MPro120 projects only 12 lumens of brightness, with VGA resolution (4:3 aspect ratios) and projects image sizes from 8” to 50”. The MPro120 has a long battery life of up to 4 hours. It also has 2 built in .5 speakers, and the bulbs are energy efficient LED lights that last 20,000 hours. This lightweight projector only weighs 5.6 ounces and has the dimensions of; 0.98" H x 4.7" D x 2.3" W. When you buy this product it comes with all the essential cables, a protective bag, a rechargeable battery, a table-top tripod, and it’s all backed by a 1 year warranty.

As of right now the MPro120 is going for $385 USD, which in my opinion is pretty steep for something that is only 12 lumens because it would have to be a pretty dark room to get a really good picture from the projector at that brightness level. I don’t find this product very efficient for my everyday use, sure it’s pretty cool but I don’t think that I would be willing to pay almost $400 for something I would only use occasionally. But then again, I’m not a traveling businessman who has to give presentations on the go. I think the MPro120 is a very cool product, and it is a very big step from the MPro110, offering a lot of new specs and some impressive new features. Not many people were very happy about the MPro110 because of the brightness level of the projection and not only that, but the image quality was horrible. But the MPro120 isn’t much brighter than the MPro110 and I really want to see how many people actually like this new product.
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