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  • Pico Genie P100 release

    Pico Genie P100 LED projectorPersonal Projector is pleased to announce the exciting release of the new Pico Genie P100 projector (due early September).

    The Pico Genie P100 is the first ultra compact LED projector with 85 lumens of brightness on BOTH mains as well as battery.  It is also one of the first to connect to almost all Smartphones, including the popular Samsung Galaxy S2 as well as the iPhone, e-tablets and other HDMI compatible devices. It's one of the brightest and smallest on the market, with fashionable casing for the style conscious and easy to carry anywhere.

    Comparing it to rivals such as the Optoma PK301+, the Pico Genie P100 is the only projector to operate at a consistently high brightness of 85 lumens, on both battery and mains power whereas others reduce their brightness by 50% or more. There is no need to worry about battery life either as it will last for up to 2 hours which puts it leagues ahead of the competition. The Pico Genie P100 also offers amazing value for money and the best value projector on the market today in terms of size, brightness & battery life! The Pico Genie P100 also has a uniquely designed mini tripod which is half the size of normal mini tripods, it is ultra-lightweight and perfectly weighted and very easy to carry!

    Another unique feature is the ability to power your Smartphone and portable devices through the inbuilt USB port so you don’t have to worry about running out of power. Overall, this compact and powerful handheld LED projector is great for sharing photos and video on the big screen from portable devices with friends and family, or even for impromptu, novel presentations at home or in the office.

    Why not power this projector for even longer with an Energizer XP8000 battery which can provide several extra hours of entertainment, works with your projector, music players, phones, cameras and more!

  • 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…

  • Glossary (Updated)

    Not everyone knows as much about projectors as we do - after all, we are experts. That’s why we’ve put together this quick glossary. Once you are confident with the lingo, you can visit our guide to buying a projector and the comparison guide of our most popular products.

    Seen a word and don’t know what it means? contact us and we will add it to the list for you.

    Pico Projector - Pico Projectors are minitaturised projectors which use LED technology instead of traditional and expensive lamps. Also known as the pocket projector and micro projector, the pico projector is a highly portable and lightweight gadget perfect for business and leisure use, projecting media by connecting to other devices (laptop...smartphone...ipad etc) or acting standalone from storage (SD...USB...onboard memory etc). We have a great range of pico projectors and accessories. We also sell a range of portable Palm Projectors (slightly larger) and Portable Pro Projectors.

    Composite Cable – A cable which allows you to connect your Personal Projector to any video outsource (e.g DVD, TV, Games Console). All our Projectors come with one.

    Keystone Correction – When an image is projected onto an angled surface, ‘Keystone Correction’ adjusts the image so that it is not distorted, appearing square as it should. Our Casio range and the BenQ Palm Projector feature Keystone Correction.

    LED - Light Emitting Diode. They are tiny lights that replace bulbs, they last longer and are brighter.

    Lumens - These measure the brightness of the projectors LED’s. The higher the number of lumens the brighter the projector. The Adapt 305 is the world’s brightest pocket projector.

    SD Card – An ‘SD’ (Secure Digital) Card is a small portable memory card, used for storing data. An SD Card can be used in all our Adapt Projectors.

    USB – ‘USB’ (Universal Serial Bus) is a type of connection. A USB flash drive/’stick’ can store data. An advantage of the Pico Genie M300 is that it is compatible with USB flash drives.

    VGA Cable - (Video Graphics Array) is a type of connection. A standard VGA port has 15 holes over 3 rows inside a trapezium shape and is often a blue colour. Many mobile devices and some laptops will use mini-vga. There are adapters available to allow you to connect a device without a VGA port to a VGA device, for example: HDMI to VGA, DVI to VGA, and VGA to SCART adapters.

    HDMI - (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a type of connection that carries high-definition video (and usually audio) from your device to the projector. HDMI ports are common in most new electronic devices, from Laptops, TV's, DVD players even memory sticks and WiFi dongles. A lot of mobile devices like smartphones will use a mini-HDMI port.

    iPhone / iPad projector - Projectors for iPhone and iPad come in all shapes and sizes, almost all projectors on www.personalprojector.co.uk can be connected to your beloved Smartphone and tablet to provide a big image from a tiny device.
    Good news if you're one of the millions of Apple users out there! The Pico Genie A100 is the original sleeve for your iPhone 4/4s that provides a 4-in-1 system with a Projector + Battery + Speaker + Case

    MHL Adapter / Android projector - You can connect your Android device to almost all projectors at Personal projector Ltd that have a HDMI input port, as long as you have an MHL adapter and your device has video out capabilities. Simply purchase the correct MHL cable for your device and connect it to a HDMI cable then plug it into the HDMI port on the projector. If you plan to connect to a smartphone via MHL cable, we recomend you check the list of MHL compatible mobile phones before purchase by clicking here

    If you still need some guidance, you can contact us or phone +44 (0)845 121 8800

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