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  • Pico Genie M400 on BBC Four's 'Spider House'

    The Pico Genie M400 portable LED projector appeared on BBC Four last night (Wednesday October 29th 2014) at 9pm, helping you get you in the mood for Halloween. 'Spider House' gave an up close and personal look at the Spiders with the help of the M400 to demonstrate.

    If you missed Spider House then just click the image below to catch up on iPlayer (subject to availability on iPlayer)  

    Pico Genie M400 on BBC's Spider House

    Official Press Release for Spider House:

    Ever wondered what spiders really get up to in your home? In this Halloween special Alice Roberts overcomes her arachnophobia to enter a spider-filled house where an astonishing drama unfolds within its walls.

    Inside she meets entomologist, Tim Cockerill, who loves spiders and quickly immerses Alice in the wonders of web building, the secrets of fly-catching and the dangerous spider-eat-spider world they inhabit.

    Tim wants us to welcome spiders into our homes. Think of all the flies and unwanted insects they kill. He takes Alice on a macro mystery tour of the rooms of the Spider House revealing what goes on in the cracks and crannies of our homes.

    Why do we always find spiders in the bathroom? They seem to lie in wait in our bathtubs. And what happens if we flush them down the plughole?  Using powerful macro photography they find out.

    In the dining room, they uncover the complex engineering behind the most beautifully constructed ‘dinner plate’ in the home – a spider’s web.

    In the kitchen Alice witnesses the extraordinary hunting ability of the keen-eyed jumping spider; while Tim finds out how spiders kill their prey using venom.

    In the bedroom, the secrets of spider courtship are revealed. For spiders mating is a high stakes life or death game, where males risk being eaten by females.

    In the nursery we enter an enchanting cocoon where tiny spiderlings struggle out of their exoskeletons – the first of many molts on the road to becoming adult spiders. Meanwhile, down in the cellar, we meet an unexpectedly voracious killer – the Daddy Long Legs.

    Many of us have a love-hate relationship with spiders. The rational side of Alice Roberts understands their benefits, but can she overcome her irrational fears? She faces the ultimate challenge: to spend the night alone…  with the spiders… in Spider House.

    A Windfall Films production for BBC 4
    Source: BBC / Windfall Films 

  • Staying in or going out for Halloween

    Why you need a projector if you're going out / partying this Halloween

    If you're heading out Trick or Treating this Halloween, visiting friends' to have a party or painting the town red with fake blood, you will love the cool effects you can get from a portable LED projector.

    Have a monster ball (Party Projection) 
    You’re excited, you’ve been waiting for this day for the past 364 days! There’s cocktail sausages on the table with a room full of mummies and witches ...but how to keep the gaggle of undead satisfied? Play your favourite horror movie clips, some spooky images or just some cool effects and turn the living room into the next Thriller video.

    Visit www.morguefile.com to get some spooky images to use on your projector for free


    Projectors to consider:

    • Pico Genie P50 Pro – 40 lumens of brightness, 2-3 hour battery, pocket sized, wide range of connection options
    • Pico Genie M100 – 65 lumens of brightness, pocket sized, wireless connection to Android devices
    • Pico Genie P100 – 85 lumens of brightness, pocket sized, 2 hour battery, HDMI connection
    • Pico Genie M400 - 300 lumens of brightness, HD, best value palm projector, inbuilt battery, lots of features, inbuilt 3D conversion
    • Vivitek Qumi Q5 projectors - 500 lumens of brightness, HD, wide range of connectivity

    Why you need a projector if you're dressing up forHalloween

    As the kids break up from school and Halloween mania begins to grip Britain, we know it can sometimes be hard to think of something novel & exciting to do for Halloween. Whether you’re having a quiet night in or painting the town red with fake blood, take a look at our failsafe guide for hosting a killer night.

    Projectors to consider:

    • Pico Genie P50 Pro - 40 lumens, 2-3 hour battery, pocket sized, wide range of connection options
    • Pico Genie M100 - 65 lumens of brightness, pocket sized, wireless connection to Android devices
    • Pico Genie P100 - 85 lumens of brightness, pocket sized, 2 hour battery, HDMI connection
    • Pico Genie M400 - 300 lumens of brightness, HD, best value palm projector, inbuilt battery, lots of features, inbuilt 3D conversion

    Why you need a projector this Halloween

    So, you’re staying in this year, that doesn't mean it has to be snore-fest between answering the door to trick or treaters.

    Pillow watching (Scary Movies)
    Settle in with friends (or yourself, if you dare!) and a bag of popcorn to experience that scary movie like never before at 150” with a Pico Genie M400

    Slay your opponents (Gaming)
    Whether you’re shunning dressing up for a night of Destiny or having a monster rave with your mates on Mario Kart, take your portable Pico projector with you for a huge multi-player or intense solo experience. See one user's gaming set up with the Pico Genie M400 in his room.

     

    Projectors to consider:

    • Pico Genie M400 - 300 lumens of brightness, HD, best value palm projector, inbuilt battery, lots of features, inbuilt 3D conversion
    • Elmo T-350 - 300 lumens of brightness, HD, Short-Throw, HDMI connection
    • Vivitek Qumi Q5 - 500 lumens of brightness, HD, brightest palm sized projector, wide range of connectivity
    • Elmo MP-350 - 300 lumens of brightness, HD, Short-throw, inbuilt wireless
    • Elmo T-200 - 150 lumens of brightness, HD, Short-throw, HDMI connection

    Watch out for projection if you're visiting Halloween attractions?

    As the kids break up from school and Halloween mania begins to grip Britain, we know it can sometimes be hard to think of something novel & exciting to do for Halloween. Keep the adults and kids entertained with a trip to a spooky location with some of our cool projectors.

    Projection at York Castle Museum
    See life sized videos of prisoners talking about their life in the cells at York Castle museum, brought to life by versatile Vivitek Qumi Q5 LED portable projectors. The prison cells at the York Castle Museum all have interesting tales to tell as many were home to a number of well-known inmates during the 18th century.  Undoubtedly the most notorious of these was Richard ‘Dick’ Turpin the highwayman who was held captive in York Prison prior to his execution on York’s Knavesmire in 1739. Find out more on the York Castle Musem website here

    A sensory experience at Dunster Castle, Somerset
    LED projectors create a spooky atmosphere with an 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. Find out more on the Dunster Castle National Trust website here

    Why not try out a ghost walk like the one in York where the guide will explain all the ghostly local happenings with help from a pocket sized mini projector.

    Projectors to consider:

    • Pico Genie P50 Pro – 40 lumens of brightness, 2-3 hour battery, pocket sized, wide range of connection options
    • Pico Genie M100 – 65 lumens of brightness, pocket sized, wireless connection to Android devices
    • Pico Genie P100 – 85 lumens of brightness, pocket sized, 2 hour battery, HDMI connection
    • Pico Genie M400 - 300 lumens of brightness, HD, best value palm projector, inbuilt battery, lots of features, inbuilt 3D conversion
    • Vivitek Qumi Q5 projectors - 500 lumens of brightness, HD, wide range of connectivity

  • Pico Genie M400 featured on Gadget Show TV: Outdoor Projection & Camping

    In Series 20 Episode 4 The Gadget Show TV team featured a Wild Challenge Camping event showing all manner of gadgets for the outdoors....

     

    In the show, Jason Bradbury and Jon Bentley showed off their talents by creating a cinema in a forest while camping using the tiny Pico Genie M400 LED Projector with a huge 10ft x 5.6ft inflatable screen.

    The beauty of the Pico Genie M400 mini ultra-portable projector is its the only projector on the market capable of projecting for long periods on full brightness, as despite its small size and weight, it has a very powerful lightweight battery inside meaning it provides 300 lumens of brightness and can project up to 2 hours on eco mode (1 hour on full brightness 300 lumens).

    The Pico Genie M400 is a very versatile portable device and is used from everything from business, personal use, travel, home cinema and gaming.

    Jon Bentley who regularly reviews big home cinema screens said he was "pleased with the picture quality."

    Jason Bradbury went on to say "it is a stunning picture and its also battery powered which is a really great feature, especially for the outdoors. You can load your stuff onto an SD card or USB so its quite versatile." One thing that took the team by surprise was despite what seemed like relatively low lumens the picture quality punched well above its weight, Jason commented that, "it looks splendid even when its not dark on a 10ft by 5.6 ft screen".

    The inflatable air screen will actually go up to 40 foot and can be pumped up with an electric pump inside 15 mins and strapped to anything nearyby like a tree.

    Jason said "The Airscreen is fantastic. I put it up in about 15 minutes and ratcheted it up to the trees. Im not beyond one of these in my back garden for the kids."

    For more information see Series 20: Episode 4 - Wild Challenge Camping Gadgets (goto 6 mins 46 secs)

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