Who needs a television when you’ve got a projector and a wall? The Z4 Aurora projector is one of the latest innovative such devices to be put up for your consideration. Born and bred in China, its Indiegogo campaign has surpassed its $50,000 fundraising goal by over 200 percent. Created by XGIMI, the Z4 Aurora is a 3D LED projector featuring built-in integration with a Harman Kardon customized stereo and Android OS. Simply plug the projector in and connect it to your Wi-Fi, and in seconds, your wall will be transformed into a 300-inch theater.
This projector will allow you to directly stream your favorite shows from Netflix, Hulu, or any other Android-supported service. All you need is some blank space and a bag of popcorn. Z4’s provided image appears to be pretty sharp, and the record-player-resembling design is elegant and unobtrusive. It features a “turntable” photoelectric sensor on top that allows users to adjust volume and control certain media aspects, all by way of a hand wave.
In order to ensure a long-lasting projector bulb, the Z4 Aurora uses OSRAM LED illumination, which offers a bulb lifetime of 30,000 hours. And with the HK customized stereo, users will enjoy optimized sound quality — reviewers have noted that both “the video output quality and the sound quality of the device is impressive.” And because the Aurora can convert any 2D image into a 3D experience, you’ll be fully immersed in whatever you choose to watch.
Currently, you can pre-order a Z4 Aurora on Indiegogo starting from $400. “By launching this all-in-one projector, XGIMI Technology aims to provide an affordable way for the customers to enjoy the charm of projection technology,” the company says. Already, 282 backers have raised over $100,000 to bring this project to life, and with a month left to go, there’s still time to get in on the action yourself.