Hands-On With Optoma’s 4-ounce Pico Projector

Comfortable shoes and a light breakfast go a long way. We were able to bob and weave through the crowd at Texas Instruments‘ Infocomm booth to slither up to what has to be the coolest item of the show: The Optoma Pico Projector. About the size of a mini-remote, this small wonder connects to your gear (in this case, an iPod) via an “A/V IN” port for sharing photos, video, and presentations. It serves up a 20-inch display, but can go as high as 90 inches in a super-dark environment (although, we’re not certain anyone wants video living on an iPod blown up that much). The prototype that we saw had a USB port for charging the device-no batteries required. Hard specs and pricing are still up in the air, but the Optoma Pico Projector should be under $400 when it gets U.S. shores in early 2009. Check out the video below to see the Pico in action: [flv:/flvs/pico.flv 480 360]

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  1. Gabriel Borrero Says:

    What a marvelous gadget! I want one! Could it be connected to my Ipaq?

  2. Pixzr Says:

    i am of the view that battery life for such devices would be a problem. Even though, in mobile phones, a bit success has been achieved but still the projector will consume a lot. Anyway, lots of companies are going towards pico projectors, the one you mentioned as Optoma’s, compare it with Microvision, they have some good progress in it as well. Also, checkout the http://blog.pixzr.com/?p=3, i recently proposed a dual pico projector phone. It would be nice to see projector in our pockets !

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