There have been a few items that we have seen recently that have been coupled together. Some devices can make this work out in their favor. Take for example the smartphone. The smartphone is basically a PDA with phone call and texting capabilities. The smartphone even took over the MP3 player by adding the same functionalities as the other device. So many things have been added onto the features of a smartphone, so many different applications and functions, that it now seems like they are just mini computers. They basically do everything your laptop does. I mean, there are different applications that have come up on the mobile app store, providing versions of their software (like Garageband for example) for direct mobile use. Now what about projectors though?
A projector is a bit different that an MP3 player or a Game Boy. It’s not as compact, normally, and tends to offer a function that can’t really be coupled with other tech devices. The biggest reason being the action of image projection. Some people use projectors for their entertainment systems, and this is where they really shine. Trust me, if the Game Boy or PSP was able to project their images on the wall, a lot more people (yours truly included) would have paid pretty handsomely to own one. But here in lies the issue. When you put two devices together, especially if one of those devices happens to be a projector, you arent able to fully focus on each devices’ separate functions and quality while maintaining a small size. We love our technology small, and that’s exactly why the pico projector came along. The pico projector by itself offers exactly what you may need for a short presentation or even a college dorm movie party. You’re smartphone offers you access to basically anything you need as long as you have a phone plan and an internet connection.
Putting the two together does come with some pretty noticeable benefits. In that same thought process, there are some drawbacks. Take the Ayane pico projector smartphone. Yes, a smartphone with a pico projector built into it. All in all, not a bad idea. The only issue being that with the size of a typical smartphone, Ayane has a certain standard to adhere to. While, yes, there are a few brands like Samsung that put out larger phones, the typical size you are going have is about 5 inches or so. Since this is the market standard, Ayane has to put all of the components and features that make a smartphone a smartphone, while still finding a way to keep the pico projector it packed inside up to standards.
The phone itself isn’t anything fantastic by any means. With only a 2000mAh battery, 4GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 1.2GHz duel-core processor, you’re getting literally the basics in terms of what we consider a high quality smartphone. The pico projector does offer a 42 inch display when thrown on the wall. It offers a 480p resolution and 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Definitely not the BEST picture, but for packing that into a smartphone, it definitely gets the job done. But again, this is why some devices might not be suited to be spliced together. Sacrifices will have to be made on both devices, and the quality may suffer in comparison to the industry standards of the modern world.
If you are in need of something that gets the job done, it may not be the worst investment. However, should you want to get the job done with a bit more quality, renting your pico projector may be a better choice.