Sometimes the power of your message is what’s important…but sometimes the ability to deliver that message at all depends on being able to get a projector up and running. Optoma Technology wants to make that do-able for anybody with its new Pic PK102 DLP video projector: it weighs just 4.4 ounces and is small enough to fit in a pocket—and it also sports 4 GB of internal storage for images and video and can run off batteries for up to 90 minutes. And, unlike it’s predecessor, the PK102 can accept composite video input, and offers a universal port that can handle both VGA and component video input.
“Customers made it clear that the best way to improve on the Pico concept was to add convenience and connectivity options, especially VGA,” said Optoma marketing director Jon Grodem, in a statement. “The new improvements make Pico more versatile and more convenient for both personal and business use.”
The PK102 can handle resolutions up to 800 by 600 pixels, and projects images at a native resolution of 480 by 320 pixels. The projector can handle common video and image formats directly from files loaded into its 4 GB of internal memory—that includes MPEG-4, H.264, and AVI, along with JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, and PNG—and users can pop on an optional USB connector to access media from a thumb drive or other USB device. The rechargeable lithium ion battery can power the PK102 for up to 90 minutes; there’s a dedicated power plug for faster recharging, too.
The PK102 is available now from major retailers at a suggested price of $249.99; Optoma is still offering the PK101 Pic projector at a new lower price ($229.99), which includes an iPhone/iPod connector kit.