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Rollei introduces Rubik's-Cube-like pico projector
German manufacturer Rollei and Korea's SK Telecom have teamed up to develop the Innocube – a small, lightweight pico projector designed to pull images from a smartphone or tablet and beam them onto a wall at a size of up to 60 inches.
Billed as the world's smallest pico projector (a claim some manufacturers, including Samsung, would certainly contend), the Innocube measures 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.8 inches (45 x 45 x 46 mm) and weighs 4.6 oz. (129 g). Its cube design makes it look more like a mini-speaker in the silver-and-black IC200T version or a mini Rubik's Cube in the IC200C multi-colored model.
The Innocube uses a 2300 mAh lithium-polymer battery and LED to pull images from a smartphone or tablet and beam them onto a wall or screen. It can create images of up to 60 inches (152 cm) with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It packs 35 ANSI lumens of brightness, VGA (640 x 480) resolution and an 800:1 contrast ratio. The battery is said to run for up to 120 minutes, and the LED construction is good for more than 10,000 hours of burn time.
The Innocube is designed to work with all types of mobile devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones. The IC200T version will go on sale in March in Europe with a retail price of €299.95 (approx. US$392). The Rubik's Cube-looking IC200C will follow in April for €329.95 (approx. $432).
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This is a very cool design and concept that i had the pleasure of seeing at CES but $432 for 35 lumens seems a bit crazy even with its small size.
Its honestly pretty cool in person, felt pretty nice to hold but the brightness and higher resolution is really what i want to pay for, not the ULTRA-SMALL size.
For $199 I might think about getting one for fun but for now $400+ can get you a 300 lumen pico/micro projector.
$419 300 lumen AAXA Technologies P300
$499 425 lumen AAXA Technologies LED SHOWTIME
$459 300 lumen Optoma ML300
$499 300 lumen Vivitek Qumi Q2
And I'm sure there are many more.. models in this range too.
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