updated 09:05 pm EDT, Thu October 30, 2008
Pocket Cinema projector
Digital device company Aiptek has unveiled the Pocket Cinema V10, a compact projector featuring an integrated media player. The V10 can be used as a stand-alone player or connected to an iPod, DV, DSC, game console, or mobile phone with an AV-out connection. Users can project a screen size of up to 50 inches, with a range of focal distances from 21cm to 180cm. The device supports a resolution of 640 by 380 pixels, using a white LED light source and 3M technology in a housing that measures 125mm by 55mm by 23mm.
The embedded storage can be filled with up to 1GB of data, expandable up to 8GB with a SDHC card. The integrated player supports Mpeg4 movies, MP3 music files, or JPEG images. Media converter software is included, along with a Li-ion battery, AC adapter, USB cable, AV Cable, tripod, and pouch. The Pocket Cinema V10 will be initially launched in the UK sometime in November, distributed by Amazon.com.uk and Firebox.com, with a suggested price of £300 (~$490 USD).