iPhone, iPad and iPod touch . The interesting thing about the small pico-projector that we bring you today is its price, 99 dollars (78 euros in exchange) which makes it a good alternative for those who feel a bit uncomfortable squeezing their head among a group of friends to try to watch a YouTube video or show the photos of your last trip on a small 3.5 inch screen.
The PoP Video from Micron Technology is capable of projecting images at a size of up to 50 inches with 960×540 pixel resolution. As with most of these pico-projectors, color and contrast are its biggest weak points but at a size of 35 inches the sharpness is amazing for such a small device, allowing us to watch a movie of up to two hours without needing more power than its own internal battery.
Unlike other models, PoP Video is specifically designed for the iPhone and iPod touch, so does not require an adapter as it has the usual 30-pin connector for mobile devices on the block. The iPad is also compatible, but the creators of the pico-projector warn that the image may be cut off by protruding too far above the lens, adding that they consider the tablet’s 9.7 inches to offer a more satisfying experience.
The charge is made through a microUSB port in approximately four hours and has a small size (11.2 × 4.8 × 1.7 cm) and only 98 grams in weight. Perfect for those of you who have continued reading up to here.
Pico projectors are not a must-have accessory for everyone, but they do their job perfectly, giving us the opportunity to watch videos (YouTube, Netflix, Hulu), surf the Internet or access our photo library at a considerable size as long as we can turn off all the lights and pull the blinds. In the future the PoP Video application (available for free in the App Store) will even allow us to project PowerPoint presentations and Excel sheets so you can see that entertainment is not the only application that comes to mind.