Friday, July 31, 2009

AAXA SVGA P2 Pico Projector

While it seems the mad wave of Pico Projectors is slowing down, some companies are still trying to make the next best one. AAXA has just unveiled their newest Pico Projector in the P2. This new model comes only a few short months after the P1's release back in February.

This P2 projector has a LCoS chip and packs an SVGA (800x600) resolution. A high-powered LED light allows for nice 33 lumen output with the SVGA resolution. You can view images with the P2 in a screen size of up to 80 inches making the P2 one of the highest spec Pico Projectors on the market. Like everything else in the world, the P2 is small. The device only measures 4.3 x 2.1 x 1 inches and only weighs about 260 grams.

The P2 has 1GB of onboard memory which can be further increased by use of the microSD slot. There is also a VGA input which accepts a resolution of 1280x720 as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack and a min USB socket which allows you to hook up gadgets like your cell phone or PSP. There is an internal battery built into the P2 which only allows for about a 35 minuet battery life. However, this can be upgraded by use of optional batteries which could increase your battery life to run an additional 70 to 180 minuets. The device isn't on sale yet but pre-orders are available on certain websites. Expect to pay around $350 for the P2 when it arrives on store shelves. has anything you need in the way of Projector Rentals. A rental is the perfect solution if you aren't willing to make a permanent purchase.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

BenQ MP522: 10 Refurbished Projectors In Stock

BenQ MP522
If you are looking for a high quality projector but you aren't prepared to drop a ton of cash on one then look no further than the Refurbished MP522 in the Tech Army E-Store. The Tech Army E-Store can save you hundreds of dollars by giving you the option of purchasing refurbished equipment instead of brand new equipment. is always expanding their rental inventory. When excess equipment arrives back in their rental inventory it is sent over to the people at Tech Army where it is refurbished, re-tuned and tested to make sure it's in top notch condition.

The Tech Army just recently received 10 BenQ MP522 projectors that are refurbished and ready to be put in your hands. The BenQ MP522 is designed to best work in smaller rooms. It has 1000:1 contrast ratio, 2000 ANSI lumens and a native XGA (1024x768) resolution. From 18ft away the MP522 can display a 300in image measured diagonally. Portability is good with the MP522 only weighing less than 5lbs. When put in Eco Mode the MP522 runs quieter than it does in normal mode however the brightness takes a significant drop in quality when in Eco Mode. The MP522 is primarily designed for business use however it does surprisingly well if used for watching movies or playing games on it at home. It can not handle HD movies but plays standard ones just fine. The BenQ MP522 runs at a price of $599 online if you buy it new from BenQ, but you can can order a refurbished unit today for only $445 with free shipping, a price that you can't beat.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Samsung P410

samsung p410Samsung has just released their latest projector the P410. It has many similarities to the very successful P400 that Samsung released last year, only the Samsung P410 took all of the best qualities from the P400 and added even more incredible features.

The P410 is considered "highly portable" with its dimensions measuring 2.5 x 5.8 x 5.7 (HWD) and weighing with all the power adapters and cables only 3.4 pounds. Its not quite small enough to qualify as a palmtop, but is most certainly still very portable. The P410 even comes with a soft traveling case to increase the projectors portability.

The projector features an LED light source, which means that you can turn the Samsung P410 off after a presentation, pack it up, and be on your way without having to wait for the lamp to cool down. The LED light source also has a 30,000-hour lifetime, lasting the life of the projector. This eliminates any additional costs that you normally would have to put out to replace the lamp.

There can be little difficulty in setting up the simple P410. All that you have to do is plug in the power connector and the appropriate cable or USB key, slip off the lens cover, project the image towards a wall or screen, adjust the image size, and focus the projection with the manual control found on the P410's side. On the back of the projector are featured a variety of connectors including a VGA connector for hook up to a computer, RCA phono plugs for composite video and stereo sound, and a USB port for any kind of USB memory key. The fact that you can use a USB memory key is a great feature. This means that you can take a variety of different files such as JPG, BMP, GIF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, AVI, MOV, WAV, and more, stick them on a memory key, stick it in the USB port on the projector, and immediately have a high quality audio or video presentation.

Audio and video quality are something that should definitely be taken into consideration. The P410 is surprisingly bright for its small size measuring in at 170-ASNI lumens, a 1,000:1 contrast. The projector was designed mostly for the purpose of projecting data, so the video quality is certainly not the best. If your looking to purchase a projector for any video needs, it would probably be best to steer clear of the P410. The audio quality on the other hand is much more impressive than the video. For such a small projector, it has quite a clear tone and has easy to adjust volume.

The last big factor with the Samsung P410 is that it is one of the very few projectors to receive the PCMag GreenTech Approved seal. Samsung used lead-free glass for the lens, lead-free solder throughout the body, and a mercury-free light source.

With all the impressive features, the Samsung P410 is certainly a projector to look further into. As long as you aren't needing a projector for frequent video projection, the Samsung P410 should meet all your business needs.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New SuperSlim Projectors Coming September 2009

Casio XJ-S68 SuperSlim ProjectorSoon a new breed of projectors will be bringing new meaning to the term "portable projector". Coming in September projector manufacturer Casio is updating its line of SuperSlim projectors with many new features including wide-screen. Yes you heard me right. Widescreen and SuperSlim all in one package.

The Casio XJ-S68 and XJ-S63 are two of the brightest projectors coming to the worlds thinnest projector line. These new SuperSlim projectors are 43mm at their widest point and 32mm at their slimmest, and best of all - they are respectably bright. With 3500 lumens these projectors are perfect for most presenters and would even be a contender for use with larger groups. They can also project from as little as 3 feet up to 30 feet away. They also weigh under 4 pounds.

Other features these new Casio projectors include are 2x power zoom and focus lens; automatic and manual vertical keystone correction; RS-232 control; 1 watt mono speaker; and security features including a kensington lock and power on password. The XJ-S68 and XJ-S63 are built on the same chassis but the XJ-S68 has a USB port that can be used for wireless connectivity. As far as the widescreen model goes, Casio has added the XJ-s43W as its first widescreen superslim projector. This projector sports 2500 lumens, an 1800:1 contrast ratio, 2X zoom lens, 1280 X 800 video output, HDMI input, and direct power on/off.

This new line of SuperSlim Projectors is expected to ship in September 2009.