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MicroVision – The Gadget Professor (TPN Picks Best of CES 2020 Award)



MicroVisionThe Gadget Professor awards his TPN Picks Best of CES 2020 Award to MicroVision.

Over the past few years, the cost of projection technology has come down significantly. That has been paired with the size of the technology getting smaller. On Black Friday 2019, we saw pico projectors being offered for less than $100. However, these devices don’t provide a lot of value for most consumers. That’s because the way we interact with our computing technology has changed, as well.

Most people expect the screens in their life to be touch. Nearly all laptops, definitely all phones and tablets, and even a lot of desktop (all-in-one) computers offer touch input. Projection screens, however, still require external input – that is until now. MicroVision has developed the Interactive Projection Engine – a very small hardware array that allows developers to produce devices with touch-enabled projection.

The demo device we got to see allowed for nearly any standard video input and computing output to connect to a device. We saw the projector connected to a phone with impressive touch recognition capabilities. But, the possibilities are endless, especially when connected to a computer. Even in our portable broadcast studio, this projector would make traveling easier, because it would eliminate the need for monitors.

Imagine being a business traveler, maybe you’re a salesperson. You don’t know what your client might have in a conference room. You don’t want to pack a full projector, but the pico projectors tend to be too dim. This technology, however, is laser-powered, making it possible to use it in standard lighting. We even saw it on our wall in the studio with our lighting and the light of the convention center.

The demo device is available for developers through an application. The company is working with manufacturers to produce commercial products based on the technology.

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Flicks Lets You Watch Movies Outdoors



Dashbon logo TwitterHave you ever wanted to watch movies outside during a backyard party or a camping trip? Dashbon, a start up company that makes mobile audio visual products, can turn the idea of outdoor movie watching into a reality. Flicks, the first product from Dashbon, is available now.

Marlo and Todd spoke with CEO of Dashbon, Andrew Lin, at CES 2016. Flicks is an all-in-one, Bluetooth enabled boombox that combines a high-fidelity audio system with a cutting edge 720p HD LED projector. Use it to stream your favorite tunes from your smartphone or to watch movies via HDMI from your smartphone or media devices.

Flicks comes in two models. The 140WH model has a 140Wh built-in lithium-ion battery, 4 hours of movie playtime, 28 hours of Bluetooth music playback, 28 days of standby time, and weighs 6.17 lb (2.8 Kg). The 280WH model has a 280Wh built-in lithium-ion battery, 8 hours of movie playtime, 56 hours of Bluetooth music playback, 56 days of standby time, and weighs 7.72 lb. (3.5 Kg).

Flicks 140WH is priced at $599. Flicks 280WH is priced at $699. Both are available now through Dashbon.com and also through Amazon.

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Casio GreenSlim Projector with 3,000 Lumen LED Light



Casio came on to the live show to talk about the Casio GreenSlim projector. At 1.7 inches high, this is a great mobile presentation projector.

There is no mercury lamp in the projector. The GreenSlim projector provides 3,000 Lumens of brightness for this 5 pound projector. They use laser and LED light source. They can get 20,000 hours out of this projector. They are also extending the warranty to 5 years. This will give you a 120 inch projection in any lighted room.

The GreenSlim has an instant-on, instant-off. That means no waiting for the lamp to warm up, so you can turn on the projector and start presenting. With VGA, HDMI and composite input, you can get resolutions of XJ 1024×768 and wide XJ at 1280×800.

The Slim line of projectors also runs with a mobile application called Mobishow – You will be able to wirelessly connect via your mobile device straight to the projector.

The GreenSlim starts at $999, but with the longer lasting light, you can see a better return on investment.

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and Steve Lee of Waves of Tech

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iGo Pico Pocket Projector



The Pico pocket projector got an innovation award at CES2011, and for a reason!

iGo has come up with a great mobile solution for those of you who owns a Flip camcorder.  What’s so great about this combination is that this project is so small that it easily fits in your computer bag.

This solution allows you to show off your videos on the go whenever you want without additional equipment. You can show a 70″ display with the Pico. Perfect for the traveling journalist and hobbyist.

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