Say hello to the Minibeam Nano, LG’s smallest and lightest projector to date

LG has knocked out quite a few projectors over the years, and currently has 11 models on sale in the U.S. The latest addition to the collection is the Minibeam Nano, which, at just 11cm x 10cm x 4cm and 270 grams, makes it LG’s smallest and lightest projector to date.

The device’s built-in wireless connectivity makes it simple to mirror content from a smartphone or tablet, while its USB and HDMI ports offer alternative methods for getting content through the glass and onto the big screen.

According to LG, the Nano’s 3,800mAh battery should give you at least two hours of playing time on a single charge, so you’d better check the running time of that movie or risk the thing shutting down in the final act. Or just plug it into the mains.

Fortunately, small design doesn’t mean small picture. With an LED lamp offering 100 ANSI lumens of brightness and technology that automatically ensures the best image, you can project your smartphone content at up to 100 inches diagonally at a native resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. Incidentally, that lamp is designed to last for some 30,000 hours, “equivalent to a lifespan of 10 years if viewed 8 hours a day,” the company helpfully points out.

LG’s Lee In-kyu said the South Korean tech firm is committed to expanding its Minibeam lineup, aiming the current collection of five machines at “consumers who are becoming increasingly more mobile but don’t want to give up the comforts of a big display when it comes to their entertainment.”

The diminutive device will be available this month in major markets across North America, Europe, Asia, and beyond. We’ve no word yet on pricing, but LG promises the Nano will be its cheapest projector to date, meaning the price tag has to be south of $450.

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