Sony Pocket-Sized MP-CD1 Mobile Projector
Sony have just announced that their ultra-portable MP-CD1 Mobile Projector is set to go on sale sometime in April. Fitting easily in the palm of your hand, the MP-CD1 can project media up to 120 inches in size from a distances of just 3.5 meters.
There have been attempts at mobile projectors in the past, but it’s fair to say the Sony MP-CD1 Mobile Projector promises much more than anything that’s gone before it. The versatile projector weighs only 280g and allegedly instantly transforms any surface into a wide screen, while operating almost in silence.
This is all thanks to the projector’s unique design which allows it to minimise heat while still maintaining high brightness. With a rating of ANSI 105 lumens and a 5,000mAh built-in battery, users can project clear and bright images for up to two hours of projection time – just enough for a film that isn’t made by Peter Jackson.
The projector’s vibrant display uses something called ‘DLP IntelliBright technology’, which is said to employ advanced image processing algorithms to boost brightness without compromising on battery consumption.
Though the two hour usage time isn’t too impressive, it can be extended by simply charging with the standard USB-C port, even while the device is in use. If the projector needs to be used outdoors, the MP-CD1 can also be easily charged from a portable power bank.
With a super speedy boot up time of 5 seconds and a host of connectivity options via the HDMI connection, content can be taken from a range of sources including PCs and even PS4s if gaming is your weapon of choice. It also connects wireless with smartphones and tablets for watching if you just want to shove on a film.
The Sony MP-CD1 Mobile Projector will be available in Europe in April 2018. The only problem? It’s priced somewhere between £350-400. Given the tech involved, it’s not entirely surprising. But it’s still too much to justify without given it a good testing.
In other tech news, Samsung have unveiled the 4K QLED range which can make TVs hanging up on walls seemingly invisible.