General Imaging dives into pico projector market with the ipico


When it comes to the world of pico projectors, there are not too many notable players in the market. I remember when 3M came out with their version a couple of years ago – that was functional enough, but was the world ready for such a peripheral? It seems that when you fast forward to today, most folks do not even carry around a pico projector as there does not seem to be a real need in the business and corporate worlds. Well, there is always room for improvement, and this is where General Imaging jumps right into the picture with their handheld pico projector known as the ipico.

The ipico is said to be unique, affordable and highly portable, where it will be able to let you take sharing to a whole new level, targeting not those who are wearing stiff suits, but rather, to cater for a generation of social media fanatics. Let us take a closer look at what the ipico handheld projector is capable of delivering in terms of specifications right after the jump.

There is one aspect about the ipico that clearly makes it stand out from the rest of the crowd – it is not only sleek looking, but it also comes with a patented pop-up connector which is capable of transforming your iPhone or iPod touch into an actual social media device. The ipico will in no way burn a huge hole in your pocket, as it has been affordably priced so that you can easily share videos, photos and movies in real time while having the option to project them to a display area of up to 50″ in size. Just like any other self-respecting projection device, having it beam onto a flat, white surface would work best.

Specially manufactured to play nice with the iPhone and iPod touch, the ipico does not need any cables whatsoever. Instead, all you need to do is pop up the built-in connector on the ipico, slide it directly into your iPhone or iPod touch, make a careful focus on just about any surface, and it will be able to instantly project your multimedia content to the rest of the world. No longer do you need to wait for your turn to see what’s going on over at your friend’s iPhone display, as the ipico has a wide viewing angle of up to 178 degrees, now how about that?

It is also portable enough to carry with you everywhere, as it tips the scales at a mere 3.35 ounces, measuring roughly two-thirds the width of an iPhone and being slightly over half an inch thick. You might want to reward yourself this holiday season with the white ipico handheld projector as it retails for just $129.99 a pop, and comes with a built-in, rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and USB charging cable. The compatibility list reads as such – iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.

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One review or comment

Andy Fowler Says: August 9, 2012 at 9:14 am

I like the price point of the iPico. It is definitely more competitive than most other products of its kind but the lumens is really an issue. Optoma and AAXA are both competing at the 80 and above lumen range, it just doesn’t make sense that General Imaging would introduce this sub-par lumen range.

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