Impressive New Portable Projector From Philips That Runs on Android

Philips is breaking down barriers when it comes to portable Android devices. Generally, when you think of portable Andriods, you think of smartphones, tablets, convertible laptops, or even watches. But the new PicoPix PPX3610 is taking it to a new level. It is a projector that connects to Wi-Fi and runs on the Android Operating system.

A home screen with all of your Android apps shows up on the projected screen and you can access them just like you would on a smartphone or tablet with the touchpad located on top of the projector. The device includes apps for rendering documents from a USB stick or external hard drive like PowerPoint. You also have the entire Google Play store to choose from, just like any other Android device.

You can use Netflix with the projector, play Android games, open documents, surf the internet, anything you want and anything you could do on a tablet or phone except with a way cooler screen. This tiny little portable projector can project a screen of up to 120 inches! The brightness of the LED-powered DLP light engine is 100 lumens when plugged in and 60 lumens when it is running on battery power.

There are multiple ways to get videos on the device. You can watch videos that are on USB sticks, stream videos from Netflix or YouTube, and since the PPX3610 connects to Wi-Fi, you can connect other devices to it and transfer videos that way. On top of the USB slot, there is also a mini HDMI and mini SD card slot located on the back, so you should have no problem finding a way to view your media.

There is a 1 watt speaker build into the device, which isn’t that impressive at all, but you can hook it up to any sound system, speaker set, headphones, or anything that you would like via the connection located on the back.

The battery life could be viewed as a downfall, lasting only about two hours. But first of all, that is long enough to watch a full movie, and second, what would you expect from a projector that wasn’t plugged in? Either way, you should make sure that you bring the power adapter with you, ┬ájust in case.

The New PPX3610 is set to release this month, and will retail for $549.

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