Stuff of the day: Philips standalone projector that's easy to take with you
On the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo appeared miniature wireless projector PicoPix Max. It supports Full HD, works 3 hours without recharging and is compatible with Netflix, YouTube and 4,000 other Android applications.
This is a fully autonomous model that runs on a modified Android with Philips interface. The projector’s top panel is used for control: it is touch-sensitive and accurate enough for navigation in the system. If you don’t like the touchpad, the kit includes a regular remote.
Watching online is not necessary: a built-in 16 GB drive is enough for a couple of seasons of the series or several films. You can also connect a flash drive or an external hard drive.
The device independently adjusts the projection angle: it is not necessary to place it exactly opposite the wall. If the image seems to be stretched, you can adjust the position of the corners. Similarly, you can reduce or increase the projection size (from 60 to 120 inches).
Although Android is used as the OS, the manufacturer emphasizes that PicoPix Max is fully compatible with the Apple ecosystem. You can connect a MacBook, iPad or iPhone via USB-C, but it is much easier to do this through AirPlay. You can broadcast the screen with Windows or Android. There are built-in speakers here, but you can connect the speaker through the 3.5 mm jack or via Bluetooth.
The projector is able to completely replace the TV – a traditional screen is not needed even for consoles. Connect your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 via HDMI, gamepads via Bluetooth, and you can play.
The projector will go on sale in October this year and will cost 64,800 rubles. At Indiegogo it can be ordered at a discount of more than 50% – for 30,200 rubles.