Last year, Optoma launched their PK301 Pico Projector at CES 2010. This year at CES 2011, I had the pleasure of viewing their latest flagship product, the Optoma NEO-i DV20A, which basically is like the PK301 but more.
The all-new Optoma NEO-i DV20A is not only a pico projector but is capable of acting as a dock for your iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Besides that, it acts as a speaker.
But even if you don’t use Apple products, you can also hook up your Android smartphones via its HDMI input or AV in. (Phones like Droid X and HTC Evo 4G has HDMI output while phones like Samsung Galaxy S series can output via AV out.)
Basically, it’s an all-in-one solution for those of you who want a pico projector with speaker and ability to dock your iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
*Note – You will need an additional adaptor kit for using iPad.
The Optoma NEO-i DV20A is capable of projecting up to 120-inches at 16:9 aspect ratio WXGA, 1280×800 pixels or up to 1080i(1920×1080) with use of HDMI inputs.
It’s rated at 50 lumens of brightness, contrast ratio of 2000:1, and weighs just 2.2 pounds.
The Optoma NEO-i DV20A will start selling for $449 at the end of this month (January) on Amazon and also at the Apple stores everywhere.
I think this is a great product for those of you who don’t want to clutter your bedroom with an LCD TV or need a super-portable pico projector that can do your next presentation and also use it for relaxing at the hotel.
P.S. And oh yeah, the guys at Optoma booth are always one of the nicest people at CES, thanks for that guys!