Projectors have been growing in popularity for a number of years for a lot of reasons.
For one, these products can offer a better value when combined with a screen as a cost per square-inch video solution. Projectors have also become increasingly affordable as technologies such as DLP, LCD and LCoS have matured and improved.
Moreover, due to the maturity of chipsets like DLP, manufacturers are utilizing these technologies in new ways to serve a variety of client needs. A good example of this can be found with Vivitek‘s new Qumi Q5 pocket projector.
Portable projectors started to gain steam a couple of years ago, and now with today’s generation of products, solutions like the Qumi Q5 are capable of providing homeowners and business users quality images without taking up much space, or costing much money.
The Qumi Q5 is a lamp-free, DLP-based projector that is engineered to operate for more than 10,000 hours. The company states the product is capable of producing up to 500 lumens of brightness and contrast ratios up to 10,000:1.
Weighing just over one pound, the Q5 also offers a throw ratio of 1.55:1 as well as a WXGA resolution (1,200×800), and a choice of HDMI, USB, AV-In, a universal I/O, and audio out connection options.
Vivitek says the product is also 3D ready via DLP Link and it is a available in a choice of colors that includes blue, yellow, red, white and black.