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BenQ Joybee GP2 Second Gen Palm Projector Shines Twice as Bright (as the GP1)

by Shane McGlaun

BenQ has offered up a palm size projector in the past that was decent enough, even if it wasn’t particularly bright. The company has announced a new palm-size projector pushing into the second generation called the Joybee GP2 Mini Projector. The little projector is small and lightweight making it easy to take on the road.


It weighs in at only 565g and has an integrated 4w power supply for operation. It even has an iPhone dock on top so you can give presentations using only your iPhone and no computer. It can also play music back through the internal speaker in standby mode. The little projector can throw a 160-inch image if the room is dark enough.


The light source is LED so you won’t need to worry about replacing expensive bulbs every few hundred hours. It will throw a 44-inch image from only 3.3 feet from the surface and it uses DLP technology for rich colors and good contrast. It supports full 720p HD resolution, has a 2400:1 contrast ratio and 200 ANSI lumens of brightness. At double the brightness of the GP1, it sounds much better than the original projector. BenQ crams 2GB of memory inside so you can even store files directly to the projector if wanted. It also has a HDMI output and a memory card slot.


The GP2 also offers an optional battery pack which snaps onto the bottom of the projector, offering up to 3 hours of projection on a charge (although brightness decreases to 100 lumens on battery power.) The Joybee GP2 is available now, and retails for $699 (USD) – but Amazon already has it listed for just $549.


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