September 15, 2008 weblog
3M Launches First Pocket 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