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Tag: Projector

R2-D2 Projection Alarm Clock: It’S Droid Time

R2-D2 Projection Alarm Clock: It’S Droid Time
R2-D2 is a master of product merchandising. The little droid’s likeness has appeared on everything from desktop speakers to USB hubs and salt and pepper shakers. Now you can take Artoo to bed with you every night with this new alarm clock.

A Micro-Projector for Cheapskates

A Micro-Projector for Cheapskates
There’s been plenty of buzz in the industry surrounding tiny projectors that will some day make their way into mobile phones and other portable gadgets, but they’re mostly either stuck in the prototype phase, extremely expensive, or both.

The Best Way to Navigate Your Comic Collection

The Best Way to Navigate Your Comic Collection
Why dig through stacks and stacks of individual comic books when you can quickly find the exact one you’re looking for using a wall-sized über-cool Minority Report-like user interface? A project developed by Daniel Stødle and a team of PhD students from Norway’s University of Tromsø, this huge display wall can detect gestures to navigate through a catalog of over 3 years worth of comic strips, quickly jumping to any individual strip in seconds.

Green Alien Head Projector Lands on Earth

Green Alien Head Projector Lands on Earth
Bring a space creature wherever you go with this pocket projector which shines a little green alien on any wall. Handmade by Australian gadget builder RareBeasts, the battery-operated projector uses a super-bright green LED and a delicate wooden screen through which the light is shines.

Tiny Projector Fits in Your Pocket

Tiny Projector Fits in Your Pocket
While a number of companies are working on miniature video projection technology, every one I’ve seen is still just at the prototype stage. While it’s not as tiny as some of the designs being shown by TI, Microvision and Explay, these projectors are actually available for purchase.

Infocus Play Big Projector: Big Picture, Big Pixels

Infocus Play Big Projector: Big Picture, Big Pixels
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.

I’ve Got My Eye on You

I’ve Got My Eye on You
Interactive artist Marcus Graf created this dramatic video display window which keeps a watchful eye on passersby. The piece, entitled I, ball used a webcam along with special processing software to detect people as they pass the display window.

Darkchip 4 Gives Dlp Projectors a Contrast Boost

Darkchip 4 Gives Dlp Projectors a Contrast Boost
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.

Sony Bravia Vpl-Vw200 Sxrd Projector Coming This Fall

Sony Bravia Vpl-Vw200 Sxrd Projector Coming This Fall
Fans of Sony’s SXRD line of projectors, start getting your checkbooks ready. The latest entry in Sony’s line of high-quality front projectors has emerged and it’s looking pretty badass. The Bravia VPL-VW200 is the top-of-the-line successor to Sony’s flagship VPL-VW100 projector.

Jvc Dla-Hd100 Lcos Projector Revealed

Jvc Dla-Hd100 Lcos Projector Revealed
If you’re a regular reader of Technabob, you probably know that I’m a big fan of LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) based projectors. In terms of image quality, contrast and lack of visible pixel structure, they’re second only to good old CRTs.

The Sights and Sounds of the Islands

The Sights and Sounds of the Islands
Picture yourself lying on the beach, listening to the crashing waves, soaring seagulls and the squawks of far-off dolphins… Now you can bring a bit of that feeling inside your house, thanks to this new gizmo from Japan’s TakaraTomy.

Sony Design: Technology and Art Collide in Italy

Sony Design: Technology and Art Collide in Italy
Sony Design, working in collaboration with Italy’s Master Craft Lombardia will be showing off a collection of breathtaking custom designs for Sony’s electronic gear. The exhibit features a number of stunning collaborations between Sony and local artisans from Italy.

Infocus Play Big 1080p Dlp Projector Announced

Infocus Play Big 1080p Dlp Projector Announced
Projector maker InFocus today revealed their new home theater projector that offers full 1080p native resolution. The new Play Big IN82 projector features a TI DarkChip3 DLP light engine, and a maximum contrast ratio of 12,000 to 1, thanks to an iris system.

Short Throw Projector: 80-Inch Pic From 3-Inches Away

Short Throw Projector: 80-Inch Pic From 3-Inches Away
Sanyo’s breakthrough short throw projector design may well revolutionize the front projector market. By radically altering traditional projection optics, they’ve been able to design a projector capable of filling a wall from as little as 3-inches away.

Inexpensive 1080p Projector: the Optoma Hd80

Inexpensive 1080p Projector: the Optoma Hd80
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.

Pocket Laser Clock: Redux

Pocket Laser Clock: Redux
A couple of weeks back, I told you about a little clock that projects the time using what was purported to be a laser beam. Turns out that one just used a lame red LED, and could barely muster an image from more than a couple of feet away.