torstaina, syyskuuta 08, 2005

Pocket-sized projector offers big-screen


"Impromptu movie screenings and executive PowerPoint presentations will soon be possible thanks to a pocket-sized portable projector developed by Toshiba. The battery-powered device is small enough to be slipped into a handbag and can be plugged into a laptop computer or mobile phone.

Whereas existing projectors use a bright white lamp and a rapidly rotating wheel with red, green and blue filters to generate a projected picture, Toshiba's new system uses red, green and blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) instead. ">New Scientist Breaking News - Pocket-sized projector offers big-screen action: "Impromptu movie screenings and executive PowerPoint presentations will soon be possible thanks to a pocket-sized portable projector developed by Toshiba. The battery-powered device is small enough to be slipped into a handbag and can be plugged into a laptop computer or mobile phone.

Whereas existing projectors use a bright white lamp and a rapidly rotating wheel with red, green and blue filters to generate a projected picture, Toshiba's new system uses red, green and blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) instead. "

The Toshiba projector was unveiled by the Japanese company this week at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany. At the same event, Epson also revealed a compact LED projector prototype, while Mitsubishi, another Japanese company, has already demonstrated its own version. But the Toshiba model will be the first of its kind to go on sale before the end of 2005, and will cost about €1000 ($1250).
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