Christmas may still be a few months away, but it’s never too early to start making your wish list (and publicising it).
We all love going to the movies because of the big screens at the cinemas, but attempts to recreate that atmosphere back at home with a projector tended to always fail — if not for lack of sharpness in the projection, then simply for the clunkiness of the gadget. It was a hassle to set up, and who would want to deal with a machine the size of a coffee table, anyway?
But all that is set to change now with Sony’s new pocketable laser projector, officially named MP-CL1 Mobile Projector. Yes, you read right — it’s pocketable at only 5.9 inches long and 3 inches wide. But despite its diminutive size, the little David packs a punch and is capable of delivering HD resolution (1920 x 720) with high contrast (80,000:1) images using a laser light source.
The little hero can also display a screen size up to 120 inches on almost all types of surfaces, and can be used both indoors and outdoors for home and mobile entertainment or business presentations — all you’ll need is your smartphone or tablet to connect wirelessly to it.
And unlike traditional projectors, the MP-CL1 has autofocus capabilities to ensure that there is uninterrupted focus at various distances without the need for manual adjustments. So if your audience grows bigger, you can easily bring the projector closer or further from the wall with no fuss.
In fact, this gadget is so clever that it also provides the ability for keystone correction to maintain screen uniformity, both vertically and horizontally, despite angled surfaces. So you could potentially project this onto your roof and it would show up fine (but maybe that’s pushing it a little).
The Sony MP-CL1 Mobile Projector is available in October 2015