AAXA Releases World’s Smallest 20 Lumen Pico Projector
With all the reports for what gadgets people are interested in this holiday season, we got to talk a lot about smartphones, tablets and sleek, stylish laptops. Sadly, not so many people are interested in pico projectors, but we’ve recently heard of one that definitely brings a lot of benefits to the market. A short while ago AAXA Technologies announced the release of the AAXA L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector which is an updated version of the L1, the world’s first laser powered device of this type.
The new design of the L1 v2 is said to improve the overall performance by increasing the thermal efficiency of the included PCOS laser light engine. Because of a three-color laser light source, the L1 v2 allegedly produces images with amazing color saturation which are always in focus. Pico projectors have a clear target audience. Most people who are interested in this type of device “happen” to be mobile professionals. There’s really no need to explain why a professional would benefit from a tiny projector, easy to carry around at any location. To better cater to the needs of a wide range of business users, the L1 v2 projector is quite flexible. It allows rapid changes in projection size, simultaneous far and near surface projection, projection on curved surfaces and other types of non-flat surfaces and angled projection.
Moreover, the L1 v2 can easily handle less-than dark environment and will produce rich images in those conditions as well. What I failed to mention up to this point is that AAXA presents this one as the world’s smallest 20 lumen pico projector.
It measures 4.2 x 2.1 x 1.2 inches and weighs 170 grams with battery. Other features include : native 800 x 600 pixel resolution, on-board gamma correction, a LCoS imager, USB socket and a built in media player that can handle a wide range of file formats (video – AVI, ASF, WMV, MPG; audio – MP3, WAV, AAC; images – JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP and several common document file formats such as doc, xls, ppt and pdf). The L1 v2 can produce color-rich images of up to 50 inches in dark environments and it sports a battery that will last for one and a half hours.
If you’re willing to purchase optional accessories, you’ll be able to connect the L1 v2 to a whole slew of devices including an iPhone or iPod music player, Sony’s PSP, mobile phones from Nokia, LG, Samsung and HTC and Microsoft’s Zune. The AAXA L1 v2 is already available for pre-order on the company’s website. It has a $399 price tag and it will start shipping towards AAXA’s retail partners on December 1.11