For the past years, the consumer electronics market has been flooded with several portable or pico projectors. However, devices from premium manufacturers often come with higher price tags, retailing for more than $200.
During the 2015 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, Lenovo introduces its first pico projector—the Lenovo Pocket Projector. The computer and consumer electronics company is aiming to price its first pico projector at $199.
Just about the size and weight of an iPhone 6 Plus, the device projects content from a smartphone or other devices such as a tablet or personal computer via a wireless DLNA or Miracast Wi-Fi connection. Thus, this pico projector from Lenovo is compatible with DLNA or Miracast-enabled Android, iOS, and Windows 8.1 devices.
A noticeable feature of the Pocket Projector is that it splits in half. The half with the lens tilts up to 90 degrees to adjust the viewing angle while the other half anchors the entire device to a flat surface. With this feature, there is no need to use tripods or an additional elevated surface to put the device in place or get an ideal viewing angle. The Pocket Projector can even project content onto a ceiling.
The essential specifications of the device are not really at par with some of its premium counterparts in the market. It only has a resolution of 854×480, 50 lumens brightness, and an image size of up to 110 inches.
What sets the Pocket Projector apart from its competitors is its 32 GB external storage via a MicroSD card for standalone use, built-in speakers with 3.5 mm audio jack, and up to 2.5 hours of battery life. The device is truly wireless and convenient for longer use when paired with a powerbank.
Lenovo is set to release the Lenovo Pocket Projector this March.