mini projector

  • Toyjector: Cute mini projector to be released in Japan

    Tokyo-based Princeton has announced a super-cute projector today, the so-called Toyjector [JP]. The device is sized at just 50x50x50mm, weighs 120g, comes in an extra-kawaii box and is available in either red or white. Read More

  • Hands-on with Sony Ericsson's G9 and the KDDI iida mini projector

    I had the opportunity to test Sony Ericsson’s newest mobile phone, the G9, in Tokyo today. The device is the first KDDI au is selling in Japan under the so-called iida brand. It’s not officially on sale yet, but I could lay my hands on finished versions for a few minutes in a KDDI showroom. The G9 will be available in Japan next week. Read More

  • Castrade CV-MP02: Another mini projector from Japan

    A Japanese company called Castrade today announced the CV-MP02 [JP], a mobile LCOS projector that’s able to project an image of up to 50 inches( aspect ratio of 4:3). The device is Japan-only, but you can ask the Japan Trend Shop, Gizmine or Rinkya if you want to get it. At $350, it’s relatively inexpensive. Read More

  • MPJ-101 = Mini projector plus portable media player

    Japanese gadget company Lancerlink today unveiled the MPJ-101 [JP], a mini projector that doubles as a portable media player. People living outside Nippon can order the device here for around $1,000. Read More

  • Adtec's unveils palm-size projector with 20,000 hours of LED lamp life

    Adtec today unveiled a palm-size LCOS micro projector [JP] that measures 27x58x90mm and weighs 147 grams (battery included). The AD-MP15A features 15 lumens brightness, a contrast ratio of 200:1 contact ratio, 640×480 resolution and a 0.3W mono speaker. The built in Lithium-ion battery will, once charged, last for about 40 minutes. Adtec promises a lifespan of 20,000 hours for the projector. Read More

  • Konica Minolta develops a USB stick-sized projector

    Not the real thing. Konica Minolta (or its subsidiary Konica Minolta Opto, to be more exact) has developed what sounds like it’s one of the smallest projectors around today. Measuring just 20x40x7mm, the projector is reportedly about as small as a USB stick and needs less than 1W of power. The projector can project 20-inch color images in XGA resolution when positioned 50 to 60cm away… Read More

  • Projector X Pro920M: Japanese company releases mini projector

    Tokyo-based home electronics maker Kairen has announced it will start selling the Projector X Pro920M, an ultra-compact mini projector, in Japan in the middle of January 2009. Weighing 190 grams, the projector measures 90×44×80mm. Kairen says it’s able to produce 25-inch images at a distance of 1m. Other specs include a brightness of 10 lumens, contrast ratio of 100:1, mono sound (1W)… Read More

  • Optoma and Apple to launch DLP Pico projector in Japan

    Optoma is planning to sell its DLP projector Pico in Nippon starting December 1st. The Apple store will offer the device exclusively until December 19th. Optoma has unveiled the projector this summer and the specs remain unchanged: – size: 0.67x2x4.1 inches, weight: 120 grams
    – brightness: 10 lumens
    – aspect ratio: 4:3
    – resolution: 480×320
    – contrast… Read More

  • VLP-100: Scitec Japan releases palm-sized video projector

    Osaka-based electronics company Scitec Japan today announced [JP] it will start selling the VLP-100, a mini video projector, on the Japanese market at the end of this month. Scitec says the main selling point is the size of the product. The VLP-100 is sized at just 180x110x55 mm and weighs 1kg. However, the projector’s resolution is just 320×240 (QVGA), which is – according to… Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: NTT Docomo's awesome micro projector/cell phone
    Japan’s biggest telco NTT showcased a micro projector that is built into a cell phone and is able to project a 25-inch video image. Asked if and and when the device will be commercialized I received the usual answer: “Maybe in a few years, maybe never.” Read More

  • Not Australia, Japan introduces the world's smallest projector

    Japan might have lost a battle in patent application filing to the US, but even a fantastic country such as Australia can’t beat them when it comes to miniaturization. It looks like Tokyo-based Nippon Signal (and not Mint Wireless based out of Australia) managed to develop what might be the smallest projector in the world. The device was recently showcased at Exhibition Micromachine/MEMS… Read More

  • German company develops green laser for use in mini projectors

    Berlin-based eagleyard Photonics is currently working on the development of a green laser to be used in mobile projectors, i.e. in cell phones. The laser features optical output power of 20mW, supposedly leading to brigher images. Whereas it is relatively easy to integrate blue and red laser sources into mobile projectors, green laser diodes cause massive difficulties. eagleyard managed to… Read More