CES 2012 – Oregon Scientific Shows Off its Portable WiFi Projector


The CES 2012, which wound up last week, is still a hot subject of discussion among all around. Featuring many interesting products and gadgets, this was one of the best ever years for the annual electronics show. One real interesting device was a projector from Oregon Scientific. An actual DLP pico projector, it is intended to be a Portable WiFi Projector to fit all your needs.

The prototype of this projector, shown at the CES this year, can handle FWVGA at 1,000:1 contrast and offers 80 lumens of brightness. At a distance of about 3.2 meters from the wall, the little projector is capable of producing a clear 120-inch wide picture in pitch darkness.

Apparently, the actual product will be slightly smaller than the prototype featured here. The nice thing about this WiFi projector, as you can see in the pictures here, is that it includes a 90-degree hinge; a focus slide; buttons for brightness control, power and volume; and a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.

Interestingly, the concave top of the base of this device actually includes a touch-based controller for brightness and volume. You need just one fingertip to control these features.

The prototype featured at the CES used a wired connection, but the actual device will use WiFi to connect with your smartphone. Of course, you will additionally need to install Oregon Scientific’s app to get this working. While this will definitely work with the Android OS, the company is awaiting Apple App Store approval as well.

This convenient little device could probably be expected to enter the market during the latter half of 2012. The only problem with this neat little thingy is its price, which is rather steep at about $640. Considering this price, how many of you would actually be interested in purchasing it?

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