MicroVision’s SHOWWX+ Laser Pico Projector makes a fella glad to be alive. Who knows what those poor sodbusters in the Wild West did for entertainment, what with the lack of electricity? Today, we not only have electricity, but we are making it our bitch. Take this accomplishment from MicroVision, which throws out everything we used to know about projected images. No color wheels. No lamps that burn out after all too short of time and are so expensive to replace that you might as well buy a new projector.
With the Laser Pico, the iPhone-sized device takes care of all that for you to project an image of up to 100 inches, guaranteed to be in focus at all times thanks to the laser technology. Made specifically for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, it is also compatible to other devices such as mobile phones, handheld gaming systems, and cameras or camcorders. Multiple uses here: view family photos, give business presentations, watch movies, and do it all at about 1/3 of what a regular projector will cost you. Device boasts 5,000:1 contrast, 15 lumens, and 16:9 widescreen images of 848 x 480 pixels. Not the highest of definition, but we ain’t complainin’.