Optoma Launches Sub-$200 Pico Projector

Optoma has announced its new PK100, a pico projector priced at $199. (The company also offers the original PK101 at a price of $229.) A pico projector is a small, often handheld, projection device. The Optoma PK100 measures 1.97" x 0.59" x 4.06" and weighs 4 ounces.

This PK100, based on DLP Pico technology, can project an image up to 60 inches, said Optoma. It also offers a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and a 480 x 320 resolution, and its LED light source lasts more than 20,000 hours.

The PK100 has a variety of connections and is packaged with a composite video cable and a USB cable, power adaptor, tripod adaptor, and a single rechargeable battery. It is rechargeable via USB or a power cord.

The device also allows users to share photos and videos from mobile devices.

The PK100 is available through retailers now. Connector kits for various portable media devices needing more than a composite video cable are available directly from Optoma.

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