June 18, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Optoma just announced some teeny-weeny technology for on-the-go types.
Supposedly smaller than a smartphone, the Optoma Pico Projector weighs in at a mere four ounces. The company says that this is the first unit based on Texas Instruments’ DLP Pico chipset.
Perfect to display your portables, such as an iPod or digital camera, the Pico uses the latest in LED to blow images up to 100 times larger than the source’s original screen size.
“Fitting in your shirt pocket, the Pico Projector can display pictures, videos or any content from a mobile media player or smart phone,” says Jon Grodem, Optoma’s director of product management. “Optoma’s Pico breaks free from the limitations of the 2- or 3-inch displays found on today’s mobile devices. This category defining projector creates a new benchmark for sharing content-on-the-go.”
There was no formal announcement about pricing, but Popular Mechanics says it should come in under the $300 mark. Expect to see the Pico Projector start popping up in Europe and Asia by the end of this year. A worldwide launch is coming in 2009.
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