Portable iPod Nano projector
Here’s a great idea for an iPod accessory. It’s a mini projector that plugs directly into your iPod and displays an image on a screen as large as 30 inches.
Sure you can transfer your pics and videos onto a computer, but that handy thing about this projector is that it’s tiny and can be carried anywhere, and it’s battery powered too.
There’s formidable technology needed to pack a projector into such a small casing though, and it’s especially difficult to keep power consumption down to a level where the device can run on batteries.
The projector was developed by a venture capital Israeli company, Explay, who have developed their own high efficiency, scalable laser light source, with an overall target efficiency that is 10 times higher than that of a conventional projector.
The novel optics and electronics was developed under a $2.2 million R&D program between the US and Israel. Amongst the features of the Explay projector are its “low cost”; but we’ll see when it’s released in early 2007.
Found via Sci Fi Tech and Slash Phone (hope it’s ok to use your pic guys!).