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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pico Projector Story in July Pop Photo

If you happen to be at the newsstand this week, check out the July issue of Pop Photo--I have a short article on "Pico" projectors on page 16. Pico projectors, in case you've never heard of them, are teensy (the largest is the size of a Big Mac box, others are much smaller) battery-operated go-anywhere digital projectors. You can hook them up to anything from your iPod to a dvd player or your laptop and project images anywhere you can find a flat white surface. Models like the BenQ Joybee GP1 (pictured here) let you project images up to 80-inches (diagonally). How cool is that? The projectors are quite literally small enough to fit into a jacket pocket (and some, including the Benq, have built-in speakers)  and yet you can show feature films big enough to fill up a wall. How about showing a film on the front of your garage door and inviting the neighborhood over on a hot summer night for a free flick! I'll write more about a few specific projectors in upcoming posts, but in the meantime, if you see Pop on the stands, give page 16 a quick peek.

2 comments:

Frank said...

Jeff,

I just finished the article on Friday. Good write up. I wish I could afford one of those little projectors. :)

Frank

Jeff Wignall said...

Hi Frank,

It was a pretty short little article, but Pop has a really rigid format as far as length goes, etc.

The price of those projectors is actually coming down, some are under $200. I have the BenQ one here, but haven't really tried it yet. I'm going to download a movie soon and see how it goes. If I do, I may show one in the driveway some night, just projecting on the garage door :) I'll let you know! :)

jeff