It’s an easy situation to imagine. You’re traveling somewhere with just a netbook, but you want to show something to more people than can fit around that tiny screen. An external monitor of some sort would be nice, but what about a projector? Usually that would would mean lugging around a huge machine that would need to plug into a wall and just generally be a hassle to set up. With 3M’s new projector that issue is gone.
The new projector from 3M is small enough to fit in your pocket, laptop bag, purse, or whatever you use. It doesn’t even need to to be plugged in, lasting for 2-4 hours on a single battery charge. The tiny projector, the MPro120 produces a VGA picture (640×480), at anywhere between 8 and 50 inches large. It also projects at up to 10 lumens so brightness shouldn’t be too much of an issue. The MPro120 even packs in two half-watt speakers so no longer will you have to worry about having video with no sound on your projector.
The MPro120 looks to be a neat device, though it might be worth waiting for the next generation. While it is an industry standard for projectors, VGA can be very limiting to what you want to show. It’ll be nice when projectors finally get to resolutions that equal or surpass netbooks. Though, if VGA doesn’t bother you, the MPro120 definitely has it’s uses that would make it a good choice for anyone who needs a tiny projector to use anywhere that the have a wall. The MPro120 costs £299.00.