Let’s Get Small: TI’s Pico Projector Party
TI is showcasing TRP technology in several products, including Acer’s first-in-class K132 projector that delivers an image with 500 lumens of brightness; the palm projector is expected to go on sale soon for about $500.
The even smaller CloudView short-throw projector from China’s OP Optoelectronics is about the size of an iPhone and said to be capable of projecting images five to 10 times larger than current-generation Pico projectors. The company expects to begin delivering projectors built around the new technology mid year.
More intriguing is the 3M Streaming Projector (top photo), a battery-powered palm projector with a built-in Roku stick that opens up myriad programming options via Internet streaming. The projector launched recently at $299 but has been offered on Amazon for $229. Fun fact: Its bottom is flat so you can place it on a table and project images onto the ceiling. Perhaps a night table in the bedroom?