Is is just me or do projector-cases seem capable of withstanding a nuclear holocaust? They appear to come from the same factory that produces some of James Bond’s equipment. Apparently, projectors have wimpy bulbs.
Apple and Texas Instruments have partnered to make a new projector. I don’t know if it will have a tougher bulb or not, but it will definitely be smaller than what you have now. The DLP Pico Projector is a tiny thing that is meant to play videos from your iPod. It throws a 60-inch, "dazzlingly bright, sharp, vivid video image packing 480 x 320 pixels from up to 8.5 feet away," according to Techeblog.
The DLP Pico (UPDATE)
1. Mini Projectors - The trend of mini projectors, such as the DLP Pico, will continue to grow making it easier to project media on-the-go.
2. Integration of Technology - The integration of technology, like Texas Instrument's DLP technology, into smaller devices presents opportunities for innovative product development.
3. Personalized Media Experiences - Mini projectors, like those for the iPod, present new opportunities for consumers to create their own personalized media experiences outside of traditional TV screens.
1. Consumer Electronics - The consumer electronics industry has a disruptive innovation opportunity to create even smaller mini projectors with higher quality images for on-the-go use.
2. Entertainment - The entertainment industry can capitalize on personalized media experiences that mini projectors, like those for the iPod, provide to consumers.
3. Mobile Technology - The mobile technology industry may find opportunities for integrating mini projectors into mobile devices for convenient on-the-go use.