Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Next Generation of Pocket Projectors

pocket projectorI know that CES 2011 was a little while ago but I'm pretty sure it is going to take until next year's event before everything worth mentioning from this year's event is covered. That being said, despite all the great things at CES 2011, there was one thing that a lot of people were talking about, pocket projectors. Pocket projectors were all the rage at CES 2011 and with good reason because the ones on display will definitely blow you away.

Remember when pocket projectors were first introduced? They were low-lumen, low-resolution devices that didn't have any pizazz. Well, you don't have to worry about your mother's old dull pocket projectors anymore because the new ones coming out will be able to project in HD as well as 3D and will be bright enough to use in low ambient light.

These new pocket projectors will also have the ability to connect to your iPad, handle HDMI input and even include built-in speakers. And one day they will even be able to output in full 1080p HD. But just exactly what are these incredible speakers of which I speak? Well, that would be the Vivitek Qumi and the LG HW300T.

The Qumi is the first pocket projector produced by Vivitek and it could very well set the standard for the next generation of portable pocket projectors. The device is a 300-lumen pocket projector with a native resolution of 1280X800 (WXGA) and mini-HDMI input allowing it to project in HD. It is also 3D ready and has a built-in 1W speaker. The Qumi only weighs 1.6 pounds and is capable of connecting with your digital camera, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Next up is the HW300T from LG. The HW300T is an LED pocket projector and is also the very first pocket projector to incorporate DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology. This allows you to transfer stored digital content from devices like your PC or Blu-ray player completely wirelessly. The HW300T also has a built-in ATSC Tuner that allows you to watch HD Broadcast signals without having to have a separate external content source. You also get access to online content like Facebook, Accuweather and Twitter. The HW300T has a 1200x800 (WXGA) resolution, 2,000:1 contrast ratio and a life expectancy of 30,000 hours.

These are some pretty amazing specs for pocket projectors and should get anybody excited that is into projectors or portable entertainment. Unfortunately, no pricing or release dates have been announced yet but once they are I'm sure people will jump all over it.

Source: Projector People - Why you want the pocket projectors that debuted at CES 2011
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