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Pop Video is the cheapest iPhone pico projector we’ve seen yet: yours for $99

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Pop Video is the cheapest iPhone pico projector we’ve seen yet: yours for $99
If you ask us, every smartphone should have a pico projector built in much like the Samsung Galaxy Beam. But if it doesn’t, you should at least be able to easily connect a pico projector to it, and that’s exactly what Pop Video’s iPhone projector does.

It’s a neat little projector that connects to your iPhone via the 30-pin slot, and what’s most impressive about it is its price - a mere $99. As a big bonus, it outputs video at the iPhone’s native 540x960 pixels of resolution. Now, having support for qHD alone is a huge advantage over competing products, and combined with a price of more than $200 on competitors it seems like a runaway deal. Brookstone has the Pocket Projector that competes in the same class, for example, and it costs a whopping $229.

The Pop Video pico projector packs its own battery that will play back videos for around two hours. It could then be recharged via microUSB. The projector works with the iPhone 4 and 4S, and also with the third and fourth-gen iPod touch. Here are the spec highlights of the projector built by Micron Technologies:

  • Dimensions: 4.4 inches x 1.8 inches x .6 inch (HWD)
  • Weight: 3.5 ounces (97g)
  • Input: 30-pin dock connector
  • Video Output: qHD (960 x 540 pixel resolution)
  • Battery: Built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • Playtime: Up to two hours with full battery charge
  • Charging: Micro-USB charging (1.2 compliant)
  • Charge time: About 4 hours
  • iOS version: 5.0 and greater

Along with it comes a free applications that will allow you to tweak the projected image, and also project from within apps like Facebook. The promo video will tell you the rest of the story in living images and you can pre-order now, but there’s no fixed release date - we’ll let you know about that as soon as we find out, so stay tuned.

via CNET

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posted on 03 May 2012, 06:21 1

1. bbblader (Posts: 580; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


anything but cheap

posted on 03 May 2012, 06:28 1

2. mercorp (Posts: 970; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


But is the quality up to par?And is it reliable?

posted on 03 May 2012, 08:54

3. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


For a quick portable solution ... definitely has potential.

For the same price however, an alternative could be an AppleTV and AirPlay. For the 4S, I am pretty sure AppleTV can mirror your 4S at 720P. I don't think the 4 supports AppleTV/AirPlay, just the VGA adapter. Of course the AppleTV would need to be hooked up to a projector or TV.

posted on 03 May 2012, 08:55

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5479; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I already can see talks about who copied who...

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