Optoma EP-PK-101 Pico Pocket Projector
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- Projects image size up to 60 inches
- Utilizes DLP Pico technology
- LED light source lasts over 20,000 hours
- Recharge battery via USB or included AC charger
- Connects to: a) iPod, iPhone, and iTouch with included bundled connection kit b) Camcorders, DV-Cams, and Digital Cameras enabled with standard composite AV Out with included composite cable c) DVD Players and other video players enable with standard composite AV Out with included composite cable Note: This product does not connect to notebook computers, PCs, PDAs, cell phones, or other devices unless the device has composite output. Please make sure to consult your device's owner manual.
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Optoma PK-101 with iPod Connection Kit
a) iPod, iPhone, and iTouch with included bundled connection kit
b) Camcorders, DV-Cams, and Digital Cameras enabled with standard composite AV Out with included composite cable
c) DVD Players and other video players enable with standard composite AV Out with included composite cable
Note: This configuration does not connect to notebook computers, PCs PDAs, cell phones, or other devices unless the device has composite output. Please make sure to consult your device's owner manual.
Make your video capable iPod, iPhone, or iTouch a mobile projection device. Use the Optoma PICO projector to:
1) Project video (project previously downloaded video content or project live uTube video)
2) Project photographs
3) Project a Powerpoint presentation (note Powerpoints must first be saved in .pdf format.
From the Manufacturer
The versatile Optoma EP-PK-101 PICO projector is the smallest projector you have ever seen! Its compact size and durability make it a must-have for travel and on-the-spot presentations. Connects to: iPod, iPhone, and iTouch, Camcorders, DV-Cams, and Digital Cameras (enabled with standard composite AV Out with included composite cable), DVD Players and other video players (enabled with standard composite AV Out with included composite cable).
Small enough to fit in your pocket!
Bright enough to Spark your Imagination!
The Revolution of Projectors has Begun
This amazing, tiny projection device allows you to view anything, anywhere, anytime in large diameter and high quality. Featuring long-life, solid-state, and LED illumination, coupled with the amazing new DLP Pico chipset, this tiny system produces a picture that will blow your mind. The Pico projector connects to nearly anything. From your smart phone, iPod, and portable gaming devices, to your notebook computer or any other device which features a video out port, the possibilities are endless. The new DLP Pico projector slips easily into your pocket. When you want to share pictures or videos, watch a movie, or surf the net, just turn in on and project. It's the easy way to give an impromptu slide show orr plug in your video iPod and watch your movie on a screen that you can actually see!
Optoma PICO Projectors Have Revolutionized the Industry
Why carry around large, expensive projectors with your notebook computer, when you can use the PK-101 to fulfull your projection needs? It is bright enough to give a presentation to a small group of people, while its small size and sleek design will be sure to impress. DLP Technology is the cutting edge of imaging innovations. The PICO series has taken projectors to a whole new level of utility. Watch a movie on the plane from the back seat in front of you. Play video games on the ceiling. Share videos and pictures with friends at your party. If you can dream it, a DLP Pico projector can do it. And there's no maintenance required since there's no lamp to replace!
Optoma PK-101 is Groundbreaking in the field of Projectors!
The picture may look good now, but what about 3 years from now? Picture quality is directly impacted the durability of a projector. If the picture goes bad, the projector will either need to be repaired or replaced, and that's expensive. DLP projectors are famous for their long lasting picture quality not only because they offer a pristine, digital image, but becaise they are also virtually immune to a nasty phenomenon known as Color decay. Color decay (image degradation) can affect many LCD projectors. When Color decay takes hold, the image on the screen produced by an LCD projector may have a yellow or green tint to it, you may have seen this before. When it happens, you have to either replace the LCD panels or the projector to return to the picture you paid for. Color decay not only looks yellow or green on the screen, it can make text harder to read. DLP projectors have a technological advantage over LCD projectors in terms of retaining color saturation and guarding against Color Decay or image degradation during extended periods of usage. Why? Because DLP technology simply reflects the light of the projector, digitally onto the screen to produce a stunning picture that lasts, even after years of active use.The Ultra Portable Projector
- Projects up to a 60 inch image!
- Estimated 20,000 hours lightsource life
- Weighs only 4oz, and is small enough to fit easily in your pocket!
What's in the Box
Standard Accessories: Power Adaptor, USB Cable, Tripod Adaptor, (2) Batteries, Standard A/V Cable (RCA to Mini-Jack), iPod Kit with Dock Connector (US only), Bag.
Which Optoma Pico Projector Is Right For You?
|Lumens||Application||Image Size / Quality||Included Batteries||Connectivity||Onboard Memory||Product Dimension / Weight|
|Optoma EP-PK-100 PICO Pocket Projector (Black)||10||Personal media sharing||Up to 60¨diagonal/1000:1 contrast||One rechargeable Li-ion Up to 1.5 hours per battery||Mobile devices with a composite video connection||NA||1.97¨ x .59¨ x 4.06¨/4 ounces|
|Optoma EP-PK-101 PICO Pocket Projector- 4 oz.||10||Personal media sharing including iPod and iPhone||Up to 60¨ diagonal/1000:1 contrast||Two rechargeable Li-ion Up to 1.5 hours per battery||iPod, iPhone and mobile devices with a composite video connection||NA||1.97¨ x .59¨ x 4.06¨/4 ounces|
|Optoma PK102 Pico Pocket Projector||10||Business presentations and personal media sharing||Up to 60¨ diagonal/2000:1 contrast||One rechargeable Li-ion Up to 1.5 hours per battery||PC's and laptops through VGA, mobile devices with a composite video connection; iPod and iPhone with optional upgrade kit||4GB Stores up to 6000 pictures or 8 hours of video||2¨ x .67¨ x 4.17¨/4.4 ounces|
|Optoma PK201 Pico Pocket Projector||20||Business presentations and personal media sharing||Up to 66" diagonal/2000:1 contrast||One rechargeable Li-ion Up to 1 hour per battery||iPod, iPhone & iTouch with included connection kit. Camcorders, DV-Cams, Digital Cameras, DVD players and other video players enabled with standard composite AV Out and included composite cable||28 MB internal / microSD slot supports up to 16 GB||0.7 x 4.6 x 2.4 inches / 8 ounces|
|Optoma PK301 Pico Pocket Projector||50 in wall, 20 on battery, 50 with extended battery pack||Business presentations and personal media sharing||Up to 120" diagonal/2000:1 contrast||One rechargeable Li-ion Up to 1 hour per battery/Up to 5 hours with optional extended power battery pack||iPod, iPhone & iTouch with optional connection kit. 2.5mm Jack AV input for composite video and stereo audio-in, micro USB, mini HDMI, microSD, VGA (with included adapter)||28 MB internal / microSD slot supports up to 32 GB||1.2 x 2.7 x 4.7 inches / 8 ounces|
Need accessories or replacement cables?
|Optoma BC-PKAIDUS iPod Kit with VC + USB Cable (Type A To Mini 4Pin USB), 1M, PK201/PK301 (All)||PK201 and PK301||Accessory kit to connect to an iPod or iPhone for high quality viewing on-the-go|
|Optoma Upgrade Kit for iPod||PK100, PK101, and PK102||Connects to iPod, iPod touch, iPod Nano, iPod Classic and iPhone for high quality viewing anywhere|
|Optoma BC-PK3AHMK (HDMI To Mini HDMI + Mini HDMI To Mini HDMI Cable 1m) for the PK201 and PK301||PK201 and PK301||Adaptor allowing HDMI connection to your projector|
|OptomaBC-PK3AUSY Micro USB To USB (type A Female, .3M,) for the PK201 and PK301||PK201 and PK301||Adaptor allowing USB connection to your projector|
|Optoma BC-PK3ACRY Universal (24Pin) To 5*RCA-F (Component + Audio R/L) 0.3m||PK201 and PK301||Adaptor allowing RCA connection to your projector|
|Optoma BR-PK3AN Remote Control for the PK201 and PK301||PK201 and PK301||Conveniently control your projector from afar with this convenient handheld remote control|
|Optoma BK-PK30DF Pico Portfolio with Built-In Screen and Tripod, Works with the Entire Pico Series||Entire PICO Series||Portable portfolio acts as a viewing screen for your PICO projector as well as a carrying case for the unit and its components|
|Optoma BM-1021N Mini Tripod (Includes Converter) Compatible with the Entire Pico Series||Entire PICO Series||Convenient mini tripod to stabilize projector and keep it elevated to avoid overheating|
|Optoma BC-MJMJXX01N 2.5mm Male to 3.5mm Male Jack Cable for PK201 and PK301||PK201 and PK301||Adaptor allowing for connection to jack cable|
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Top Customer Reviews
Are these for everyone? I would say no. The picture quality is decent, but it does not come close to larger projectors that don't cost a lot more than this does. My guess is that a lot of people will want this because it looks cool, but I'd bet that most people will not use it much once the newness wears off.
The image is decent when viewed in a very dark room. The lighter the room, the more the image gets washed out. It does not take much light either before the image is washed out and only usable if you are fairly close to the surface you are projecting the image on. Even in dark rooms, the image is on the dark side (whites will have a bluish tint). There is a built in speaker, but it's basically worthless so plan on connecting it to some sort of external speaker.
I realize that the review seems a little negative and I don't want you to think that we are not happy with these. Like I mentioned above, we have been very happy with what these can do. The media guys will not be using these to show HD video to clients, but they will get a lot of use. We have a number of people that travel a lot for training purposes. They usually have to pack around a laptop/dvd player, projector, external speakers, and all of the wires needed to connect everything together. They are usually in smaller rooms presenting to small groups. For this purpose, the projector is going to work very well.
Here is what we have put together.Read more ›
We watched the boxing matches at my brother's apartment, we had the Pico on a tripod and connected to a 2.1 Logitech system. We were able to comfortably watch the fights on a 122 inch image on the wall! We actually could have gone bigger but didn't because of space restrictions. Mind you, the living room was about 90% dark, and the walls are light brown and not white. We were quite impressed!
What I've noticed though is that this thing is meant for VGA-type stuff. Yes, Gears of War 2 was playable, but it looked... like crap. This is the case when you try to play something that is meant to be played at 10801 or 1080p and view it through VGA. It's going to look bad.
I knew this before I bought the Pico. My main use for this is to watch DVD's and play Nintendo Wii off of it. So, if you are expecting high-definition off this thing, don't buy it. Only buy this if you're going to watch stuff on the go, and you understand its limitations. Yes, it is expensive, but it is the best of its kind, at least right now (until the Microvision Laser Pico come out, wow) and it doesn't feel like a 1st generation product.
- 10 or 11 lumens... not that bad!
- you can get a suprisingly huge image size!
- I guess because of the DLP, the reds this produces are RED, like it glows red almost. You will notice this, trust me.
- ultra portible, smaller than my Ipod Touch 2G and LG Voyager.
- comes with 2nd battery, Ipod adapter... basically everything you need right out the box.
- EXPENSIVE (however, I got mine for $349 through Microsoft Live cashback).Read more ›
After receiving the device, I've since learned that all it projects is a solid blue screen unless you are in the iPod app. So it's only good for showing movies - that's it.
Maybe some 3rd party apps will be written that can include this PDF projection functionality; for now, it's just a movie projector.
Other devices are always "just around the corner", but if you aren't into waiting several months in hopes of prices to start lowering and with untested durability with new devices then this is a good choice. It's already been heavily tested and no malfunctions or defects or lifespan issues mentioned as of yet. However, the speaker is weak, and they probably should have left it off like many other projectors have done. Using a separate speaker system or headphones solves that issue.
As other posters have said, it does display a better image than others which are "suppose" to be better when comparing the listed specs.
Buy a cheap adapter so you can use your laptop with it...or just plug it into your phone like I do. It will work with any phone that has TV-Out. If you can see it on your phone, then you can see it with the projector. No conversions necessary. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Piece of crap. After two months of being used, small dots started to appear when projected. Just set it with a dvd player.Published 3 months ago by Nestor Daniel Medina
Piece of crap. Showed up in non-functioning condition. Sent it back. I wouldn't recommend this.Published 20 months ago by michael metiu
Perfect for date nights or movie parties.picture quality is amazing for size and price. The battery doesn't last long enough to watch a full length movie so you have to switch out... Read morePublished on July 15, 2014 by Patrick conroy