3M Launches First Pocket Projector

September 15, 2008 by John Messina weblog
3M MPro110 Mini Projector

3M will launch their MPro110 mini projector later this month. With its composite video input, you can use it for presentations, playing games, or watching movies. You can even connect you iPod to the projector and watch movies on a table or wall.

The MPro110 is looks like a small grey box from the outside but it gets the job done. A VGA input lets you plug in a laptop while the composite video jack will take output from a digital camera, PSP, iPod, iPhone, or almost any other handheld device. Focusing is done by a thumbwheel on the front of the projector.

3M's projector shows full-color, standard definition video at a rate of at least 60 frames per second (television quality). Its 10 lumens of brightness make it powerful enough to overcome a brightly lit room to project an image about 15 inches across. In a dark room an image of 50 inches could easily be viewed.

The MPro110 uses LCoS display technology to display VGA (640 x 480) resolution. It also uses an LED lamp, which means no fan noise. The LED can display images bright enough to be seen in a brightly lit room.

3M MPro110 Specification Highlights:

Resolution: 640 x 480
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Inputs: 1 x VGA D-Sub 15pin and 1 x Composite Video
Outputs: 1 x VGA D-Sub 15pin
Mounting: Instant On and Off Tripod Threads
Weight: .3 lbs
Included in box: Adapter, Battery, VGA Cable, RCA Cable, RCA Adapter, User Manual, Warranty Card
MSRP: $359

Via: Cool Gadgets Zone and Popsci.com

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not rated yet Sep 15, 2008
http://gizmodo.co...3ms-mini projector-mystery-company-turns-out-to-be-samsung
not rated yet Sep 15, 2008
hey, maybe i could use this with my space cube and my rubber keyboard.
Hey, when will they have this projector built into cellphones? that way, i can just use a blue tooth keyboard and not ever worry about buying a laptop. especially as cellphones increase in processing power, battery life etc.
5 / 5 (1) Sep 16, 2008
Is there a difference in the way this device's lumens are measured? I ask as standard projectors have lumen ratings measuring in the 1000's - This is only 10 lumens?
not rated yet Sep 17, 2008
Is there a difference in the way this device's lumens are measured? I ask as standard projectors have lumen ratings measuring in the 1000's - This is only 10 lumens?

It should be the same, notice they say it can only display an image 15 inches wide in a brightly lit room. Thats nowhere near the image size people expect from projectors. I guess its size is supposed to make up for it.

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