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I came across this somehow lol

Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:41 pm

Hey guys, I was on youtube and was scrolling through my feed and I stumbled across this pretty cool piece of technology. I think it popped up from the days I was searching for projector reviews when I was needing one for my home. Typical projectors only project whenever you connect into it but not this one from the looks of it. youtube(.)com/watch?v=5cX0OBO5KrE. The guy has three videos of the projector that he has up and it seems to be running some custom version of Android that is built into the projector. This is pretty cool. I'm think that if this technology continues to advance in projectors, in the future we would be carrying around computers or tablet projectors built in one. The video shows it running youtube with no problems. It seems to be running off of something wireless connection. Assuming it's wifi. It shows that it can stream but if it's a full blown Android capable device, it probably can do a lot more. Has anyone seen or experienced these types of projectors? It looks like a wonderful product and it has a lot of potential. I have also seen this new projector that is getting crowdfunded on Kickstarter called the TouchPico but it looks too weak to compete with this thing that's already out. I kind of want to try this to see what the limits are for this little thing. Any thoughts?
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Re: I came across this somehow lol

Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:36 pm

Every few months somebody stumbles across a projector and gets all excited. In theory, yes, you could have enormous images anywhere. In practice, try using one in a normally-lit room. (That 550 lumens is barely more than a 40W incandescent bulb). And as part of a tablet or another mobile device? Enjoy your 15 minutes of battery life, or your too-dim-to-seen image, or both. You've got the basic physics of an r² relationship working against you. (Microvision has been trying to do ultra-mobile projectors for a couple of decades and -- outside of a couple of niches -- have never been able to get past this fundamental problem)

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