Monday, January 12, 2009

Samsung Unveils Pocket Projector at CES 09

There have been many brands announcing their Pico Projectors at CES and other events for a while now. Samsung also entered the pico projector fray with the launch of the MBP200 with the Texas instruments DLP pico chip. The latest entry is Samsung with their MBP200 that also made an appearance at CES this year.
The pocketable projector will give you up to a 50-inch image, meaning you can share that happy slapping movie with a friend on the bus, or give an impromptu presentation at a chance business meeting. If you are lacking a screen, a cunning extendible pole will let you use a sheet of paper instead.
The device has dimensions of 107.3×48.8×19 mm and weighs in at about 160g. It’s equipped with a 2.2 inch 240 x 320 pixel resolution display and also supports external memory via microSD cards. The same reports that have all this information also state that the MBP200 has a standard 3.5mm earphone socket and of course input for connecting any video device with a TV Out feature. File support is pretty good, supporting MS Office files and PDF for document viewing, whilst also letting you watch common image (JPEG, GIF, Animated GIF, MBP) and video formats (DivX, Xvid, WMV9 Simple Profile, MPEG2, MPEG4), as well as audio support for MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, WAV.
As there’s no official word on the device yet, so we’ll have to wait for the pricing and availability a bit longer, may be later period this year.