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Optoma EP-PK-101 Pico Pocket Projector
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- 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.
- 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
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|Connectivity Technology||Smartphone & tablet||HDMI||Mini HDMI^Composite A/V^USB^microSD||HDMI^MHL^Wireless||HDMI||Wireless,HDMI,USB,Bluetooth,TF card,Hotspot|
|Display Technology||DLP||LED||LCoS with 20,000 Hours Premium LED||DLP||DLP||DLP|
|Image Brightness||11||25 lumens||50 lumens||700 lumens||25 lumens||100 lumen|
|Item Dimensions||1.97 x 4.06 x 0.59 in||2.36 x 4.25 x 0.7 in||2.35 x 2.35 x 2.25 in||4.2 x 4.1 x 1.5 in||3 x 3.9 x 0.5 in||0.71 x 3.15 x 6.22 in|
|Item Weight||4.06 ounces||0.6 lb||6 ounces||0.8 lb||4.48 ounces||0.56 lb|
|Resolution||—||Maximum 1080p||Maximum 1080p||—||Up to 1080p||1080p|
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. Small enough to fit in your pocket, bright enough to spark your imagination.
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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I recommend getting an Ultrapod mini as a stand. It looks pretty slick with this projector and lets you tilt the projector vertical onto the ceiling without becoming unstable.
Overall, for $130 I got a projector that does what I needed it to do. I wouldn't foresee myself shelling out any more than that for QVGA quality though.
First let me say that I had a very bad experience with the Microvision projector which cost over two hundred dollars more than this projector. The only advantage of the Microvision is that it does not require focusing. But I had to return the Microvision projector back twice due to it failing to perform and the third one also failed. After Microvision ignored my emails and phone calls, I gave up and decided to try the Optoma. (http://www.amazon.com/Microvision-SHOWWX-Laser-Projector-AA0123600-020/product-reviews/B005D6D6DY/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending)
I got this projector for one purpose and one purpose only: to use on my backpacking trips so I did not care that it had to be very dark for optimal viewing. And when there is no light, the picture is incredibly bright despite being only 10 lumens, and I used the lower brightness setting.
The battery is rated at 90 minutes but I got 110 minutes at the lower setting. With an extra battery that gives well over three hours of viewing which is good for two short movies or one very long one. But the extra battery is not even necessary if you have a battery pack that can deliver 1 amp at 5 volts like one that I have. (http://www.amazon.com/New-Trent-IMP70D-Thunderbolt-Blackberry/dp/B002D4IHYM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1345790076&sr=8-4&keywords=new+trent). With this battery pack I can charge the projector, ipod touch and logitech boombox speaker enough times to watch 6-7 full length movies so I can go backpacking for a week and be able to watch a movie each night in the wilderness. And with my solar charger, I can watch movies endlessly as long as the sun is shining during the day.
The adapter that plugs into the Ipod touch (or other apple device) has two plug ins but they only supply one cable that goes from the adapter to the projector. The other plug in is supposed to connect by another cable (4 pin usb) to the ipod touch in order the charge the device while it is playing. I called Optoma to make sure that I would get the right cable but was told by the technical support person that the reason they don't supply the cable is because when they tested it, it did not charge the apple device which if true is unfortunate.
I could not be happier with my purchase.
Also, this model does not play images off my iphone unless I set it to "slideshow" then it will display a photo or image. For example, I wanted to paint a tree on my wall yesterday using the projector to project the image onto the wall. The only way we could do this was to put the same image into a file 3 times then select that file and say play slideshow. (so it wasn't really a slideshow, just the same pic over and over so I could trace it onto the wall).
Also, I just learned that if the battery is low, the projector will make a high pitched squealing sound. I thought I had broken it after I switched batteries it was fine again.
Also, be aware this device can not connect to a computer. I bought it assuming it would and it can not. (my fault for not researching enough). But that's ok with me-I bought it mainly to play videos.