Microvision showcases mini pico projector

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Microvision is showcasing its ultra-mini Showwx pico projector at CES 2010.

Although the Showwx is approximately the size of a mobile phone, it still manages to deliver an impressive, vivid “big screen” viewing experience.

Microvision spokesperson Ian Brown explained that the Showwx utilizes lasers and a proprietary microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) single scanning mirror to provide a “very different” viewing experience compared to traditional pico projectors.

“The capabilities of the [Showwx] laser-based PicoP display engine include infinite focus, wide field of view and bright, vivid colors,” said Brown.

Microvision Showwx

“As a result, users can project a widescreen, WVGA (848 X 480 pixels), DVD-quality image onto virtually any surface. The images projected can range up to 200 inches (5.0 meters) in size depending upon the surrounding ambient light.”

Althought the Showwx was designed specifically for the iPod, it can also connect to other portable media players, mobile phones and notebooks.

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