Light Blue Optic projector gets approved by FCC

On August 16, 2011, in Gadgets, Hardware, Technology, by Mike Jefferson

Pico Projectors aren’t very popular, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t see more of them in the future. Speaking of projectors, the latest Light Blue Optics projector has arrived at FCC, which means that we might see it in stores someday soon.


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At a recent event, the developers of MSI unveiled a new tablet which was still in the making and in the prototype phase. But what was unique about MSI’s yet to be named tablet is that it integrates a pico projector within the tablet pc. The projector is mounted on the top of the device and has a swivel base.

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Thanko’s latest mini, super tiny pico projector, the MINIJEC1 is one of those handy gadgets that would make you really cool and stand out at meetings, camping trips, etc, when you’re looking to entertain or give a presentation.

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Measuring at just 61 x 37 x 60mm and weighing 42g, you could say it would fit into your pocket. Using the MINIJEC1 you can easily project videos from a PC, whats even better is that you can even project from an iPod Video or iPhone which is not something all Pico projectors can do.

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Hey folks, we’ve got a few more pictures of the Samsung Show – the first pico projector phone which was featured at this year’s CES. Yes, we do realise the previous pictures were absolutely rubbish, so sorry about that! Hopefully the ones in the gallery below are much better, thanks to Slashgear.

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Gallery after the jump or you can head straight there now by hitting our gallery tab at the top!

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This is the Samsung Show and it’s the Korean’s first attempt at a projector phone, the candybar style phone may appear a little on the bulky side and runs Samsung’s proprietary OS.

The main specs will be released over the next week but we do know that the Samsung Show features support for Korea’s DMB-T digital TV system, uses Samsung’s TouchWIZ user interface, uses DLP projection technology from Texas Instruments and it’s got an OLED touchscreen display and a 5-megapixel camera – not bad at all!

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A few months back, Optoma announced the first Pico projector based on the DLP Pico chipset and said that it would be in limited distribution in Europe and Asia in late 2008, with a worldwide launch in 2009.

Smaller than most smart phones, this new micro-portable projector fits in your palm and is the ideal companion to ultra-portable media devices such as iPods, PDA’s, smart phones and digital cameras. Optoma’s Pico Projector utilizes the latest LED technology resulting in a colorful and vivid image. The small and powerful unit is based upon DLP technology assuring the highest possible contrast.

As you will see in the demo video which was tipped into us. Once connected to a mobile device, the four-ounce Optoma Pico Projector allows users to share photos and videos and enjoy a far better visual experience with an image that is up to 100 times larger than the small screen of the source device.

Skip the recap of Optoma’s press release from June this year if you already know enough!

Optoma Introduces World’s First Pico Handheld Projector
Based on Texas Instruments’ DLP Pico® Chipset, Features Sleek Design and Extreme Portability

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 18, 2008) – Optoma, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital projection and display devices, introduces the first Pico projector based on the DLP Pico chipset. Smaller than most smart phones, this new micro-portable projector fits in your palm and is the ideal companion to ultra-portable media devices such as iPods®, PDA’s, smart phones and digital cameras.

When connected to an ultra-mobile device, the four-ounce Optoma Pico Projector allows users to share photos and videos, and enjoy a far better visual experience with an image that is up to 100 times larger than the small screen of the source device.

“The Pico Projector is the next step in sharing visual media for today’s ultra-mobile consumers. Fitting in your shirt pocket, the Pico Projector can display pictures, videos or any content from a mobile media player or smart phone” says Jon Grodem, director of Product Management for Optoma. “Optoma’s Pico breaks free from the limitations of the 2 or 3 inch displays found on today’s mobile devices. This category defining projector creates a new benchmark for sharing content-on-the-go.”

Optoma’s Pico Projector utilizes the latest LED technology resulting in a colorful and vivid image. The small and powerful unit is based upon DLP technology assuring the highest possible contrast.

“The handheld Pico projector represents the latest advancement in the mobile device display industry. We view the Pico projector as a completely new and exciting market – one which dramatically expands the reach and potential of projection products into new end user applications,” says Dr. William Coggshall, founder and president of Pacific Media Associates.

The product will be first shown at Texas Instrument’s InfoComm 2008 booth C909 and will be available in limited distribution in Europe and Asia in late 2008, with a worldwide launch in 2009.

Click here for further details from Optoma…