If you have been looking for a device that you can use to beam and share entertainment and presentations then Lenovo has an answer for you. Lenovo has made a fantastic little device called Pico Projector that can project images and videos to the size of 110 inches. The device has 50 lumen shine and can rotate through 90 degrees to give great viewing angles especially for outdoor activities. For example, you can use it to stream video clips from YouTube on your tent wall with a very high-contrast LED light when you are out camping; and for sure, it will scare away the wild animals.
You can do this by using DLNA or Miracast if you are interested in using wireless connectivity. Alternatively, the same task can be done by simply connecting the device with the microUSB port of the smartphone be it Android, iOS or Windows Phone device.
The device was launched at MWC on Monday, and Lenovo said it battery can last more than 2 hours. This idea of a pocket project is quite appealing to many consumers. That might explain why there are quite a number of Pico Projectors out there. Lenovo also embedded a projector into its Yoga 2 Tablet Pro.
The battery life gives you enough time to stream at least one average movie. Which means you can have fun with this projector while you are away from the power source. Pico Projector has a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels with a contrast ratio of 1000:1, meaning it gives clear images unless it is a bright sunny day.
Having a mini projector is a cool idea, because you can use it anywhere anytime to deliver your presentation effectively. They work well for sales pitches and even in boardrooms.
The device offers a micro SD slot that can take cards of up to 32 GB. It is fairly priced, costing only $199 which is far less than the price of similar devices with less impressive specs, majority of which cost more than $200. It was launched alongside VIBE Shot, Lenovo’s smartphone that doubles as a 16MP camera with modular lens.
The Pico Projector’s dimensions are 104 x 25 x 100 mm and it weighs only 170 grams. It is expected to be available worldwide by the end of March. Lenovo is obviously thinking more about capturing and presenting images these days.