By Rick Richardson
Technology This Week
If you’re a road warrior and need extreme portability for your presentations, look no further. The UO Smart Beam Laser is now shipping for under $400 and looks to be my next purchase for travel.
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The unit is a 2.2 inch cube and weighs less than 7 ounces with its battery included. The projection distance is from 2-6 feet and the image size is from 20 inches to 100 inches. The laser diode has a life of 10,000 hours and the 4,200 mAh battery lasts two hours in continuous use.
Most pico projectors will give you a small size and high resolution, but at the expense of brightness. This projector gives you all three, size, resolution and a bright image. It projects in 720p (Hi-Def) in a 16x9 aspect ratio.
You can connect wirelessly to many devices using Miracast or DLNA, or connect your favorite smartphone, laptop, tablet or other mobile device using the built-in HDMI port.