Two of the biggest challenges with today’s desktop 3D printers are that they 1) don’t print very large objects and 2) are painfully slow. The Solidator 3D printer aims to change both of those things, in a printer that costs less than $5,000.
By combining an iOS device dock with a pico projector, the guys at WowWee will help you convert your iDevice into a mini home theater you can take anywhere you go.
The Cinemin Slice has a reasonably bright DLP projector built into it, and all you need to do is slide your iPod, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPhone, or iPad into the dock, and you can project your video onto any spare wall you’ve got around.
I’m just getting used to the massive 2560 pixel wide display on my new 27-inch iMac, and then I had to see this gaming rig.
The guys over at Ostendo are making these new CRVD displays, which not only offer a whopping 2880 by 900 pixel resolution, but are curved to engulf you in the action with a 90-degree field of vision.
Multitouch displays are cool – no question about it. However, most of the larger multitouch displays out there are one-off custom builds. And while Microsoft sells their multitouch Surface as a turnkey solution, it’s only got a 30-inch display.
I recently had the opportunity to get my hands on the brand new BENQ Joybee GP1 mini projector and put it through its paces.
The Joybee GP1 may have a silly name, but under the covers this tiny little projector means business.
Wanna play your video games on a massive screen, but don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on a huge flat screen? This new projector from InFocus lets you play games and movies at sizes between 40-inches and 210-inches diagonal for under $500.
Texas Instruments today took the wraps off their latest DLP chipset (the “It’s the mirrors…” projection engine). TI claims the new DarkChip 4 chipset improves the contrast ratio over the previous series by 30% or more.
Mitsubishi has started to trickle out shipments of their latest massive DLP rear projector set, and it’s loaded with all sorts of newfangled goodies to give you the best picture possible.
The new Mitsubishi WD-73734 features a huge 73-inch diagonal widescreen, but is only 17.5-inches deep.
Norwegian projector makers projectiondesign today announced their new Action! M25 DLP projector which claims the current title for the smallest full HD projector on the market.
Measuring just 3.7″ (h) x 9.2″ (d) x 10.8″ (w), the projector features full 1080p resolution.
Projector maker Optoma today announced a new high definition projector which makes full 1080p resolution more affordable than any of their previous models.
Optoma’s new HD80 projector will retail for just $2999 when it’s released this July, but will pack in video quality usually reserved for much more expensive projectors.
Texas Instruments has announced that they’ll be showing off a prototype of a teensy DLP based “pico-projector” at the 2007 CTIA Wireless convention later this week.
The wee projector modules use DLP’s “millions of tiny mirrors” technology, yet will be small enough to be integrated into cell phones and other mobile devices.
Runco, know for producing high-end home theater gear has announced that they have started shipping the first ever projectors to pass THX certification.
The Runco VX (Video Extreme) series of DLP front projectors come in a number of models designed to handle a variety of different installation needs, but all require a sizeable investment:
VX-2000d: Single Chip DLP / 1280×1080 /220W UHP Lamp ($16,995)
VX-6000d: Single Chip DLP / 1920×1080 / 220W UHP Lamp ($35,995)
VX-22d: Three Chip DLP / 1920×1080 /300W Lamp ($44,995)
VX-44d: Three Chip DLP / 1920×1080 /1000W Xenon Lamp ($79,995)
VX-55d: Three Chip DLP / 1920×1080 /1200W Xenon Lamp ($114,995)
All of the VX projectors come with Runco’s DHD controller, which now offers HDMI input capability.
If you love classic arcade games and you have to have a big screen, you’ll love the new Dream Arcades 100-inch Home Video Arcade Center.
The system features a 100-inch diagonal screen and a 2000 lumen DLP front projector, running at 1024×768 (XGA) resolution.
At this week’s CEDIA show, Optoma unveiled a new projector capable of displaying widescreen 16:9 high definition 720p images for just $999 USD.
The Optoma HD70 projector features a single 0.62-inch DarkChip2 DLP chipset from Texas Instruments.