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Monthly Archives: May 2012

  • The Pico Genie A100 iPhone/ iPod touch accessory is about to get even better!

    If you have ever wanted to view your iPhone 4/S or iPod Touch's display on the big screen, now you can!

    Pico Genie A100 LED projector. iPhone 4/4s case, pico projector, extended battery and rugged case designJust released, the free new App “Projout” allows you to view your photos (without being in slideshow mode), PDF documents, websites, streaming video and more from your A100 projector for iPhone.

    This is sure to make viewing what you see on your iPhone/ iPod Touch the best it can be.

    The App is available to download from the Apple store here, completely free!

    To the right and below you can see the ProjOut app being used on the iPod Touchwith the Pico Genie A100.

    It even allows you to stream content live from the camera built into your iPod / iPhone!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 3M MP220 Pocket Projector Review: Best in Class

    3M are releasing the 3M MP220 Mid June and its touted as the pocket projector with best battery life versus brightness ratio on the market! It uniquely boasts the ability to project at 50 lumens brightness for up to 2 hours or at 65 lumens for up to 1.5 hours on battery power alone which is higher than any other projector on the market! Connect the 3M MP220 to your laptop or tablet/iPad for a truly flexible business tool, or simply use the onboard Android system with PowerPoint viewers and 2GB memory to display the ultimate presentations. Pre-order yours now on personalprojector.co.uk, stock expected mid June.


    • Best battery: Stream media for up to 2 hours at 50 lumens (battery) or at 65 lumens for 1.5 hours (mains)
    • Best resolution in its class
    • Inbuilt Android operating system for advanced capabilities

     

     

    Never run out of power again

    If you’re using a projector for business the last thing you want is not being able to see the image projected or not being able to have enough power to get you through that last presentation of the day so having the best battery life at 2 hours is a real bonus for business users or even those just wanting to watch a movie at 65 lumens without connecting to the mains. Overall the 3M MP220 is the best pico pocket projector available for brightness, quality resolution and extended battery life.

    Highest resolution and image quality in its class

    Combine the above with WSVGA resolution (best in class), a bright LED light source which allows projection in most meeting room environments for 20-30,000 hours, as well as instant on/off technology and it is clear the MP220 is one of the most useful projectors for travelling.

    Android - Customisable to suit your needs

    Discover a new way of projection with the MP220’s Android operating system which means you can download your favourite apps to improve your presentations or just have fun with the thousands of apps now available for download...

    Great for business users

    Coupled with battery power, impressive image quality and a customisable Android system it’s easy to see why the 3M MP220 is perfect business users on the move. Load content directly onto the 3M mobile projector and leave your laptop at home, with its 2GB onboard memory, Micro SD (expandable upto 32GB) slot and micro USB to make sure you’re always ready to go. Alternatively, utilise the VGA, composite or component connection for great quality projection.

    Overall, the 3M MP220 LED projector is unbeatable for truly portable projection. In terms of brightness, image quality and battery life it is ideal for business users with presentations or photos/videos. Unlike many of its competitors the 3M is designed from the ground up to be used on battery (as well as mains) and provides higher brightness on battery than any other pico projector so you wont be faced with a dim performance.

    Pre-Order now at www.personalprojector.co.uk for £389.99 inc. Vat.

    Visit the product page here for more information…

  • Creating a sensory visitor experience at National Trust

    The National Trust's Dunster Castle in Somerset is notorious for its ghostly goings-on which never fail to spook both visitors and staff. As part of a wider project to bring the Castle to life for new and existing audiences, 20/20 has created an exhibition in the Castle's Crypt that showcases the ghosts as well as the castle's history and resident bats.

    For this project 20/20 co-ordinated all the interpretation elements including design, artwork, copy, illustrations, additional photographic images and audio visual, as well as all carpentry, manufacturing and installation.

    Step inside the Crypt and it appears as any other store room would; full of crates and barrels. But take a closer look and the castle's hidden history, myths and unusual inhabitants start to come alive.

    A spooky atmosphere is created through an audio exhibit documenting real life ghost stories told by the castle's staff and residents, whilst other ghost tales are brought to life by the voice of actor Clive Swift - famous for his role as Richard Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances. Using a black light torch, visitors can also find hidden messages written in UV ink on a collection of photos and sketches, and a shadow theatre enhanced by a selection of props is a fun interactive for children.

    The immersery, audio-visual experience is continued into the bat room. A batcam monitor shows live footage of the bat roosts in the chapel and a virtual bat roost has been created by projecting archive footage from the batcam into an alcove. Bat sounds can be heard via a wind-up audio device, whilst a calendar documents the fascinating year in the life of a bat.

    The kitchen rooms tend to be the most popular at National Trust properties, however visitors are unable to access such rooms at Dunster Castle. To provide a sense of what the kitchen was once like, we created an audio exhibit telling real stories from kitchen staff records down a 'waste pipe' from the kitchen located above the Crypt.

    Despite budget and listed building constraints, the Crypt – an empty, dark room that once confused and disappointed visitors, has been transformed into an truly sensory visitor experience.

  • Review and comparison of Optoma PK301, PK301+ (new) and PK320

    Optoma recently launched the new Optoma PK301+ projector to replace the now end of line Optoma PK301. This new model is very similar to the much higher priced pocket projector from Optoma, the PK320. The new Optoma PK301+ Plus, is not only a fraction of the price of the Optoma PK320 but it has almost all the same benefits.

    New Features Optoma PK301+

    The Optoma PK301+ is based on the original Optoma PK301 but with key differences

    • Brighter – 100 Lumens, widescreen images up to 150” (381cm)
    • Better contrast - for sharper, clearer images
    • Great price

    Features inherited from the Optoma PK301

    • Superior color performance and image quality (vs. LCOS)
    • Compact, stylish, light design allows you to move it anywhere with ease
    • USB file transfer/charging from PC/ Notebook computer
    • Project from a variety of devices – connect via HDMI, VGA and AV inputs
    • Connection to external speakers or headphones
    • Expandable memory up to 32GB to store a wide range of multimedia files
    • Use with Apple devices – Apple iPad®, iPod®, iPhone® and phone compatible
    • Battery life up to 1.5 hrs
    • Lamp life for 20,000 hours
    • Full review and more info click here: Optoma PK301+ spec
    • Product page available here

    Alternatively, if you want improved connectivity and even higher resolution (XGA instead of WVGA) with 100 lumens of brightness you may wish to consider the LumaFire M200 palm sized projector which has a host of in-the-box accessories (also available as a bundle) and

    Why not bundle your new LED projector with an external battery back from Energizer which works with all our LED projectors providing battery powered projection without sacrificing excellent image quality or reducing the number of lumens when on battery power, to give you valuable extra projection time. It can also power your other electronic gadgets at the same time while on the go.


    Optoma PK301+ comparison table

    Model

    PK301

    PK301+

    PK320

    Aspect Ratio

    16:09

    16:09

    16:09

    Lumens

    50

    100

    100

    Resolution

    854 x 480 (WVGA)

    854 x 480 (WVGA)

    854 x 480 (WVGA)

    Contrast Ratio

    2000:1

    3000:1

    3000:1

    Battery Life (Hrs)

    1.5

    1.5

    1.5

    Weight

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    VGA

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Composite

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    USB (upgrade/file transfer)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Internal Memory

    55MB

    55MB

    1GB

    Card Slot

    MicroSD

    MicroSD

    MicroSD

    Speaker

    0.5W

    0.5W

    1.0W

    Audio Out

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Native Office Viewer

    Using Arcsoft

    PowerPoint only

    Using Arcsoft

    PowerPoint only

    Native

    PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Adobe

    OSD support

    GB, FR, ES, DE, PT, TR

    GB, FR, ES, DE, PT, TR

    GB, FR, ES, PT, DE, IT,

    RU, PL, DK, SE, GR

     

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