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Microvision ShowWX Laser Pico Projector

The pocket projector that puts its rivals in the shade

Microvision ShowWX Laser Pico Projector

October 08 2010
Jonathan Margolis

I recently introduced you to a new genre of product, the pocket-sized projector for throwing photos, presentations and videos from your iPod, iPad, laptop or camera onto a wall. Well, the ShowWX pretty much trounces everything I’ve seen so far. It’s brighter, more watchable (if not actually HD) and easier to connect than the competition.

The ShowWX Laser Pico Projector is, as the name suggests, a laser device and so doesn’t need focusing. Weighing just 122g, it shows really good images (some distortion at the edges, but nothing to worry about) from 15cm or so to 2.5m or more across.

A charge gives you 90 to 120 minutes of projecting, which means you can go portable and bore viewers of your presentation practically to death. Sensibly, this gadget doesn’t attempt to produce out-loud sound, which has been the weak point of other micro projectors.

The ShowWX has been quite a hit in the US since it won a MacWorld 2010 Best of Show award, and if you’re sceptical, look on YouTube for demo videos.