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Optoma iPod mini-projector due for Apple Japan

updated 09:50 am EST, Tue November 11, 2008

Optoma PK-101 for iPod

Optoma today said it has struck a deal with Apple Japan to launch its version of Texas Instruments' DLP Pico projector in the country under the PK-101 name. The pocket-sized unit will support both the headphone jack-mounted video output of the fifth-generation iPod but will come with a Dock Connector kit that handles video from iPhones and all video-capable iPods that support TV out, creating a picture as large as 60 inches for Apple's mobile devices.

The projector outputs at the native 480x320 resolution of the iPhone and iPod touch and manages a 1,000:! contrast ratio but only 10 lumens brightness. A built-in, half-watt speaker setup provides basic audio. Battery life outside of AC power is rated at two hours.

Although not limited to iPhones or iPods, Optoma's deal will see the PK-101 appear first at the online Apple Store for preorders on November 20th for actual availability on December 19th. Pricing is estimated at 50,000 Yen ($511 US). [via Impress]




by MacNN Staff

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  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    10 lumens?

    TEN lumens? Really? This sounds like it rates up like the 'sound bug' device from 8 years ago. Expensive useless wow toy.

  1. howl

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    hands-on review

    You might like to read a review. Pogue who has actually used one found it to be surprisingly useable.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/technology/personaltech/05pogue.html

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Typo? :)

    1000:! ?

  1. weileong

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    buy an optimax

    You can buy an optimax directly from www.genie-sys.com at a price of USD299. We are also looking for distributors. You may like to drop me an email at wlchui@genie-sys.com

  1. weileong

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    buy an optimax

    You can buy an optimax directly from www.genie-sys.com at a price of USD299. We are also looking for distributors. You may like to drop me an email at wlchui@genie-sys.com

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