A projector you can really fit in your pocket


By ZAM KARIM intech@thestar.com.my

PETALING JAYA: If you are looking for a portable projector for your next business trip, the good news is 3M has launched its really tiny MPro150 pico projector.

With dimensions measuring a mere 130 x 60 x 24mm and weight of about 160g, this palm-sized miniature wonder is able to project Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel as well as Adobe PDF presentations onto a wall at up to a size of 50in.

Its LED bulb offers a maximum 15 lumens brightness and has a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours.

Thanks to its built-in 1GB of memory and a microSD memory card slot (up to 16GB support), presentation files can be stored in the device and that’s all users need to take along for a boardroom meeting, 3M said.

That’s not all, users can also relax with their favourite tunes courtesy of the integrated MP3 player or turn the MPro150 into a theatre-on-the-go as the device supports MPEG4 video playback.

Also, users can show off to their friends and family their favourite still photos taken in JPEG format with this projector.

Additionally, the MPro150 features integrated 0.5watt stereo speakers and a headphone jack for private listening.

It has a built-in USB port for transferring files into its internal memory or the microSD card slot from a laptop or PC.

Also available is a HDMI port for users to connect other external media sources such as the PlayStation3, an iPod, a digital camera or mobile phone. The cable is sold as an optional accessory.

The device runs on a rechargeable battery pack, which is rated to last up to two hours on a single charge.

The MPro150 retails for RM1,899 and comes bundled with a 2GB microSD card. Also available is the lower-end MPro120 model (RM1,599), which offers similar specifications but doesn’t come with internal memory and a microSD card slot.

++++ www.3m.com.my

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