Dos Owls’ ODIN is a small projector with an Android brain

  • Dos Owls is looking to launch ODIN, a small, lightweight projector with built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, speakers and Android KitKat. The company is raising seed money on Kickstarter and they are more than half way toward their $250,000 goal.

    The Dos Owls ODIN mini projector is one of those ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ kind of products. Mini projectors have been around for a while but this is the first one that has its own 1.6GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, 2GB DDR RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. It also features WiFi (B/G/N) and Bluetooth 4.0 so you can send sound to external speakers or sync with your smartphone.

    ODIN is also small enough and light enough to fit in your pocket measuring 4.3" W x 6" L x 1.8" H (at thickest) and weighs about 1.7 pounds. It also features a 0.3" DMD (Direct Micromirror Display) using an LED light source that produces a WVGA (854 x 480) image with a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a refresh rate of 60Hz. It can project an image up to 250” (diagonal). The device is powered with a 12V adapter or it can use its internal battery with an approximate 2 hour charge in Portable Mode or 1 hour 15 minutes in Full Power Mode.

    It also comes with a selection of ports that you would expect to find on a tablet or PC such as an HDMI port to connect to Xbox or Playstation, two USB drives for a keyboard, mouse, or flash drives and a headphone plug.

    Probably one of the most impressive features is the fact that since it is a fully-functional Android device it can run Android apps and, needless to say you can surf the web with Chrome and access services such as Google play, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Facebook, YouTube and more.

    ODIN is expected to ship by the end of the year at a suggested retail price of about $845. The company is shooting for $250,000 in seed money and they have already raised nearly $140,000 toward that goal with 31 days left to go.

    Check out their Kickstarter page here.

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