Transform Your Smartphone into a Projector for $24

Cheap Android projectors cost more than $200, and I’m not sure you can really expect a clear and bright pictures at this price. But there’s now an easy and inexpensive way to transform your phone (or tablet?) into a projector thanks to a kit comprised of a cardboard box, a magnifying lens, a stick pad, a few other accessories that I found on DealExtreme for $23.49, but very similar kits are also available on Ebay or Aliexpress. All you have to do is to follow the assembly instructions provided, start a movie on your phone, and place the phone in the box. Some useful data about the kit: “High quality” glass lens with 8x magnification Self assembly, glue is not included Dimensions (Assembled) – About 21cm (W) x 11cm(H) x 17cm(D) Max dimensions for Phone – 8cm x 14.5cm At first, I thought this is probably just garbage, and it […]

JmGO G1 Android “Home Theater” Projector Powered by Mstar 6A918 SoC

JmGO G1 is a neat looking Android 4.4 projector powered by Mstar 6A918 quad core Cortex A9 processor with a Mali-450MP4 GPU (same as Mstar 9810?), and featuring a Texas Instruments LED based DLP projector. It comes with USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, AV, S/PDIF ports, and four speakers on the periphery. Tentative hardware specifications: SoC – Mstar MSO6A918 Quad core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.5GHz with an ARM Mali-450MP4 GPU. System Memory – 2GB DDR3 Storage – 16 GB eMMC + microSD card slot Projector Texas Instruments DLP RGB LED. Native resolution: 1280 x 800 30,000 hours LED life (About 10 years @ 10 hours per day) 15″ to 300″ screenI Brightness – 450  Lumens Video Inputs – HDMI IN, AV IN Audio I/Os – Inputs HDMI, AV, coaxial S/PDIF; Output: 4x speakers Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth USB – 1x USB 2.0 […]

TouchPico Android Projector Transforms Your Wall into a Touch enabled Display (Crowdfunding)

Android based projectors are nothing new, and I’ve covered a few with products such as Smartbeam, EPICT EPP-100, or Zeco CX5, but TouchPico brings something extra in that you can also tap on your wall with a stylus, in a similar way that you would tap on a tablet or smartphone with your finger or a capacitive stylus. It will also let you stream videos, display PowerPoint or Impress presentations, and anything else you can think of, on a display up to 80″ in size, and is portable with a built-in battery lasting up to two hours and a half. TouchPico hardware specifications listed in Indiegogo comments’ section: SoC – Dual core cortex A9 processor @ 1.6 GHz (Probably Rockhip RK3066) System Memory – 1GB RAM Storage – 4GB flash  (no micro SD slot) Projector 0.3″ DLP; RGB LED; native resolution: 854 x 480; aspect ratio: 16:9 Contrast Ratio: 1000:1; .Throw Ratio: […]

Zeco CX5 is a Quad core Android 4.2 Video Projector with a Built-in Battery

There are many products based on Rockchip RK3188 quad core processor that can be used to watch videos on the big screen, such as Android TV boxes, and HDMI TV dongles. Zeco CX5 is an Android video projector that allows you to watch videos, play games, browse through your pictures on a screen as large 300″, and thanks to its 13,000 mAh built-in battery, you could even have your own mini outdoor cinema. Here are the specifications provided by the company: SoC – Rockchip RK3188 quad core processor @ 1.6 GHz with Mali-400MP4 GPU System Memory – 1GB RAM Storage – 4GB NAND flash, micro SD slot Projector Optical parameters – LED DLP, 0.45″ DMD, Shutter 3D, 750 ANSI Lumens, 2000:1 Contrast Ratio. Resolution: WXGA (1280 x 800). Lamp life: 30,000 hours Projection parameters – Fixed focus, 1.15:1 throw ratio, 1 to 7.5 m distance, 40 to 300″ size. Aspect […]

Allwinner Showcases A20, A31 and A31s Devices: Tablets, Phablets, Mini PCs, Projectors, Laptops, Development Boards…

Charbax is now at the China Sourcing Fair in Hong Kong, meeting and interviewing lots of Chinese companies. One of the company I’ve been following is AllWinner because of their low cost ARM Cortex processors, found in many Android devices, which somewhat support Linux. In the video below, we first learn they have shipped 1 millions A31 in the last 4 months, A31s and A20 processors have been available since the end of March for phablets, and A20 price is supposed to be very close to A10. So products based on AllWinner A10, could be upgraded to AllWinner A20 for just a few dollars more as both SoC are (nearly) pin to pin compatible. By the way, if you’re interested in the Cubieboard, you may want to see this. We then go through lots of devices based on AllWinner SoC, albeit too fast to get much details, but the list […]

$444 Smartbeam Android 4.0 Media Player & Projector Powered by Telechips TCC8925

Android is now everywhere, from the ubiquitous smartphones and tablets to cars, cameras, satellites (no kidding), light bulbs (seriously) and more. Today is the first time I’ve come across a full sized projector running Android. The “Smartbeam” is a 2000 lumens 1280×768 (native) projector powered by Telechips TCC8925 with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB Flash running Android 4.0.4 (ICS), so the performance should be very similar to CX-01 mini PC. Here are the specs of this new device: SoC – Telechips TCC8925 up to 833 MHz System Memory – 512 MB RAM Storage – 4 GB NAND Flash WiFi – 802.11 b/g/n Display – 5.8″ Single LCD Panel Display Technology (cnxsoft: But I can’t find any display on any of the pictures…) Projector: Projection Lens – Manual Lens Resolution: Native SGA (1280*768 Pixels), Support Resolution QGA (1920 x 1200) Brightness (Typical) – LED lamp 2000 lumens, more than 320Lux […]