LightPad brings an 11-inch display, projector in a single package connecting to your smartphone

LightPad brings an 11-inch display, projector in a single package connecting to your smartphone
Last year’s CES brought us one of the best accessory ideas - the Motorola Lapdock. A simple chassis connecting to your smartphone and using its brain power, it just seemed like an excellent idea. However it lacked in both price and execution, and we’re still looking for that idea to get materialized in a decent form and the LightPad might be it. The accessory brings an 11-inch display, but also adds a projector for even more screen estate in a single package that connects to your smartphone.

The 11-inch screen is a rear-projection one with the light coming from a pico projector. The resolution is 854x480 pixels and that seems like the weak spot, but the company promises a 720p display soon. If you flip the projector around you get a 60-inch screen, so you can watch videos with no compromises of screen size. There’s also a keyboard that will definitely boost your typing speeds.


The LightPad is expected to make its official debut at CES 2012, so stay tuned - it’s just a couple of weeks until we hopefully hear the price and release date.

source: Engadget


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4 Comments

1. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

o0o shiny

2. robinrisk unregistered

i love that idea, but the design is hideous.

3. jbitounis

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I don't even want to ask about the contrast and brightness of the projected image. However, it's a good proof of concept and could prove useful.

4. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

I would love something like this

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