TI Shows “Smallest Video Projector in the World”
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the pink Pico projector (shown) will be available “soon for way under $199,” according to a TI representative. Resolution is 640 x 360. Hey, what’d you expect?
TI also demonstrated the Asus P2B ultra-compact LED projector, which is being hailed as the world’s first battery-powered HD projector. With a footprint about the size of a CD jewel case (remember those?), the device can project a 42-inch image from just over 3 feet away. Resolution is 1280 x 800 and brightness is rated as up to 350 lumens. Other highlights include a built-in speaker, a lithium-ion battery said to last up to 90 minutes, a Mobile High-Definition Link-enabled HDMI input for use with MHL-compatible smartphones, and 2 gigabytes of resident storage that can be expanded with a microSD card. The projector’s mercury-free Eco-LED bulb has a rated lifespan of 30,000 hours.