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September 7, 2009

The Pico Projector T30 can project images and video from your iPhone or iPod without the n...

The Pico Projector T30 can project images and video from your iPhone or iPod without the need for apps or drivers

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Aiptek International has been busy adding to its already impressive V10 mini projector with three new models, the T20, T30 and the PocketCinema D10. What we liked most about the T30 when we witnessed a demo of the new device at IFA in Germany was the ease in which you can extract those great images and video from your iPod, iPhone – no apps, no drivers - with a special cable. Just find a blank wall and gather your friends around. And the PocketCinema T30 instantly connects to any device like a camcorder or media player with a 3-in-1 AV output.

Big pictures, no bulky power supply

The T30 uses RGB LED technology to deliver 12 lumens of brightness, a 200:1 contrast ratio and a wide color spectrum and - providing the light conditions are right - it can be used anytime and anywhere to project videos and photos at up to 165cm (65").

The Aitpek T30 has a built-in rechargeable battery and 1W speaker which really enhances its portability. This is a great improvement over other mini projectors, whose power supplies virtually double the size of the unit, and makes it ideal for whipping out at the end of a day’s adventures and reliving the moments with friends over a drink or two.

The palm-size T30 weighs only 137g and measures just 121 x 50.3 x 20.5mm (4.7 x 1.9 x 0.8in). The projection size is variable from 6"-65” (15-165cm) and is largely depending on the projection distance (max. 200cm or 60in). The power supply is via a 5V, 2A power adapter and built-in rechargeable 1700 mAh Li-ion battery.

The standard package includes the Pico Projector T30, a power adapter, a 3-in-1 AV cable, a 3.5mm AV cable and a mini stand, plus a pouch, operating instructions and a Media Converter CD. A connection cable set for iPods/iPhones is available as an option.

T20

The Pico Projector T20 can be used anywhere with a notebook, netbook, etc, and is great for business presentations with limited space and technology. It connects easily via USB 2.0, and therefore doesn’t require its own power source. It measures just 90 x 63.5 x 24.5mm (3.5 x 2.5 x 0.9in) and weighs only 117g (4.1oz) so it easily fits into luggage or laptop bags.

The projection size is variable from 6-50in (15-127cm) and is mainly dependent on the projection distance (24-240cm or 9.4-94in) The light source is a white LED with a brightness of 8 lumens.

The T20 Pico Projector package comes with a USB cable and tripod, plus a bag and operating instructions and costs EUR€229 (USD$327) at time of publishing.

The MobileCinema D10

The MobileCinema D10 is a mobile projector with built-in DVD player, stereo loudspeakers and a karaoke function. It projects videos up to 127cm (50") with 480 x 240 pixel resolution, has an external microphone for karaoke and uses LED technology that delivers a service life of 10,000 hours.

Great for camping, outdoor parties, etc because you don’t need a TV to show big pictures. Just find a canvas or a blank wall and you have an instant party. And the karaoke function is sure to be hit with party-goers (though probably not your neighbors or other campers!

The unit supports DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-Video, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, JPEG file formats and has typical DVD player functionality.

The D10 costs EUR€179 (USD$256) at time of publishing.

The new models will be available towards the end of this year.

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