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Kuman's mini smart pico projector is an Android-based DLP projector that features an internal media player (Android 4.4 with Kodi), 9/32GB of internal store, SD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 3-hour battery and vertical keystone correction.
The projector is now shipping for $199 (8GB) or $239 (32Gb).
Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of Janaury 2017. We're using data from Amazon.com, which seems to be selling the most wide range of pico projectors. This list does not include embedded modules in mobile phones or cameras.
A couple of months ago Microvision announced its new small form factor display engine, and now the company announced that it has begun to ship samples of this new engine to customers. The new LBS engine will be ready for mass production in Q2 2017.
The size of Microvision's new PSE-0403-101 engine is 3.6 x 5.3 x 0.6 cm and it has a volume of 11.6 cubic centimeters. The company says this compact size makes it useful in smartphones, portable media players, tablets and other mobile devices. Microvision also offers a short focal length version (PSE-0403-102) specifically for aftermarket head up display (HUD) applications and other applications with a fixed, short focal length.
Microvision announced that is is set to raise $13 million in a new underwritten public offering. The sole underwriter for this offering is Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.
The new proceeds is expected to be around $11.8 million, which will be used for general corporate purposes. The offering is expected to close on or about December 14, 2016. Last month Microvision announced it had $5.8 million in cash and equivalents.
Here's our monthly best-selling pico-projectors list for the beginning of December 2016. We're using data from Amazon.com, which seems to be selling the most wide range of pico projectors. This list does not include embedded modules in mobile phones or cameras.
Taiwan's ITRI research institute developed a new heads-up display fo rautomotive applications, based on a laser pico projector module. The so called Long-Distance Floating Multi-Screen HUD integrates the LBS pico projector with a beamsplitter to create three individual images that are reflected on a microlens array diffuser in the driver's line of sight.
The projector provides a resolution of 2000x360, which translates into three 720p images. The final display appears to be a 26-inch wide display at a distance of about 2 meters in front of the driver. ITRI estimates that such a display could cost around $660 in the future.