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The Sony Xperia Touch Hits the US

Friday, October 27th, 2017

It’s finally happened. The Sony Xperia Touch has arrived in the US, and it is expensive. If you try to buy one of these bad boys on Amazon it is going to set you back $1,699.99. At this point you are either thinking that this price is way too high, or you are thinking that this price might be justifiable if the Xperia Touch is a good projector, or you may even be thinking about getting it as a projector rental.

The key question of this article is whether or not the Sony Xperia Touch is actually a good projector. While I do not have any personal experiences I can inform you with, I can compile the reviews from a bunch of other sources and lob them at you for you to ponder.

Let us start our review journey with the humblest of review platforms, the Amazon customer review section, in which there is only one comment for the Sony Xperia Touch at the time of this article’s publication.

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The lone reviewer gives the Xperia Touch 2 stars out of 5, and says that the sound system on the device wasn’t great, also saying that “The projector is a joke”, in reference to the lumens put off by the device.

According to Sony’s webpage for the Xperia Touch, the projector only projects a 100 lumen image. For comparison, our short throw and standard projector rentals have projection brightnesses ranging from 1500-2500 lumens, which we recommend for low light and some light scenarios, but do not recommend for well lit environments.

If one Amazon review is not a good enough source for you, tech reviewers also have gripes with the display, but from what I have seen they are more forgiving of the low lumen count. However, tech reviewers are generally less forgiving when concerning the projector’s casing and battery life, so it evens out a bit.

I don’t want to draw this out too much, so I am just going to say that there are much better short throw projectors out on the market if you are looking for brightness. The one saving grace of the Xperia Touch is the fact that you can touch the projected image and get a response. If that is something that interests you, shoot for the moon.

 

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Touchscreen Projectors VS Personal Projector Rentals

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

It has been ten years since phones have released equipped with touchscreens, and we have not stopped putting touch screens on our technology since then. Almost nothing is safe from being upgraded with a touch screen, even every-day  household appliances, such as refrigerators and toilets, have seen touchscreen integration over the past few years. Once you find out that someone has upgraded a toilet with a touchscreen, it should be no surprise that projectors are not an exception to being upgraded with touchscreens.

When it comes to making interaction possible with projectors through touch, the term “touch screen” is a little different from the traditional sense. Since standard projector rentals don’t usually have built in touchscreens inside of the actual projector, it would be more apt to call the technology I’m referencing “touch projection”. If you’ve been in a school or university classroom at any time in the last four or five years, there’s a good chance that you might have seen a projector with touch-screen technology at work in the form of an ENO board, which are extremely helpful for both teachers and students alike.

So, how do touchscreen projectors work? As I mentioned in the above paragraph, projector touchscreens are a little different from normal touchscreens because most projectors require you to use styluses instead of your fingers. This technology is especially helpful for PowerPoint Presentation Projector Rentals, which is a main reason as to why ENO boards are so popular in environments relating to academia.

While it is more common to find projectors with styluses inside of a classroom or work related environment, it should be mentioned that touchscreen projectors are capable of being lightweight. With some touchscreen projectors coming in at only over half a pound, touchscreen projectors are on the road to being more and more common in personal projector use.

At the moment, the majority of touch screen projectors are used in work and schooling environments, but there are some smaller touchscreen projectors available on the market. If you want a projector for something more along the line of personal use, perhaps for something like watching movies, you should probably just go with a DVD Projector Rental instead. Stylus projectors are not necessarily in style yet in the personal use market. 

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The LED Pocket Projector

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Asus S1 LED Pocket Projector

Here is a super neat little product for anyone who is frequently traveling for business. You can cut down on the amount of things you take with you on any trip for and presentation with this little pocket projector.

The Asus S1 LED Pocket Projector can connect to any smartphone or any laptop via MHL to give you a big, bright screen anywhere you want it to show anything you need.

It has a built in battery that will give you up to 3 hours of projection, and it can even work as a power bank so that you can use it to charge your other mobile devices. Obviously, if it is plugged in you have limitless amounts of projection time. It is really small, only about 4 inches wide both ways and a little over an inch thick. It could easily fit in any pocket. It is capable of 200 lumens brightness and has the best in class short throw (41″ display at 1 m). Aside from the MHL connectivity, it also has an HDMI input and a SonicMaster-enhanced speaker built right in.

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Not only is this a great choice for any type of business meeting, but when you are constantly traveling, entertainment is hard to come by. When you aren’t in an important meeting, this is the perfect thing to hook up to your phone and enjoy some of your favorite movies on Netflix or watch some YouTube videos. No matter what you are using it for, this little projector is one of the coolest mobile devices on the market right now.

*BONUS: SEE ALSO: Sony’s 4K VPL-VW1100ES Projector – The Expensive, Extensive Projector You Probably Can’t Afford

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Lenovo Is Giving Us A Tablet With A Built-In Pico Projector!

Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Over the course of the past few years, we’ve seen some pretty amazing breakthroughs with projectors and how we can actually use them. There have been many new makes and models to come out, each boasting different specs and functions. tablet textEven with all of the new projectors that come out though, they can still be looked at as an “unnecessary” commodity in the eyes of some. There’s not a huge sense of practicality for those that would only use it for business or the occasional movie night. To them it might be just an extra expense. Because of that however, we’ve been graced by projectors being incorporated into other tech devices, such as our smartphones.

One that is a bit new to the table though, is a projector in a tablet.

Lenovo’s Projector Tab Is Pretty Sweet

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When you think about how much we use our tablets, both for business and for pleasure, there are certain ideas that would just… make sense. Tablets these days are used mainly for consuming content. Now mind you there are still some out there who use it for business purposes. Projectors have recently started to become more than just devices that throw images upon a wall or screen. They’re now holding hard drives and are capable of using apps, much like your tablet. The new Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet just cuts the middleman out all together and gives us a tablet with a built-in pico projector. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space to hold all sorts of apps, photos, movies, and games. It’s also working with a 4th gen Intel Atom processor with the Android KitKat 4.4 OS. The tablet is capable of throwing a 50 inch image for you and everyone else to enjoy.

How Will You Use It?

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Needless to say, many of us who own tablets normally just surf the web, go on social media, and watch YouTube videos. Even still, if that is the case, there is nothing wrong with throwing up a 50 inch display of your favorite cat videos for you and your friends to cry laughing at. This isn’t to say that I’m pigeon-holing this product. There is still a high use business aspect of this device as well. It can be cumbersome to actually connect a tablet to a projector, so when you’re going to give your presentation at that board meeting, it might not go as well as you may have wanted. Now with the Lenovo Yoga 2, you don’t have to worry about that. Every corporate office deals with giving and receiving presentations. This tablet just makes your presentation giving a lot easier.

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Should We Expect This To Become The Norm?

While this is still a really cool and practical (for once) concept, there is still a lot more to projectors than most people realize. To have a really good image, you not only need a good projector, but also a good screen to go along with it. With the new Lenovo tab, you’re not really going to be too worried about having a good screen however, because your tablet has a pico projector inside of it, and it should be enough to get the job done. Until companies are able to truly make something like a 4K short throw projector built-into an extremely fast and extremely light weight tablet, laptop, or wearable, I feel that it’s safe to say that this could be a one time thing. That being said, I’ve been wrong before.

Whether you would be using this for business or pleasure, there is no doubt that having a pico projector built into the new Lenovo Yoga 2 Tablet isn’t an awesome asset. Now if only it was an ultra short throw pico projector…

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Sony’s 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector: The $50,000 Projector That You Will Never See In Real Life

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Way back in January, Sony had unveiled a new projector at CES. It was really impressive, and used lasers to project a really nice 4K image. They were advertising it as a luxury device, and we all knew that it was going to be really expensive. The price was thought to be around $30,000 at the time, which many believed was an absolute joke.

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Well, the joke just got a whole lot funnier, because the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector is going to be available in September for $50,000. Yes, you read that correctly. Not only that, but it is only going to be available to people who live in the New York City metropolitan area. If you don’t live there, you can’t buy it anyway.

sony ultra short throwWe have to give Sony some credit here though! Many of the devices that are always shown off at CES don’t ever even see the light of day after that. Sony did actually deliver what they promised here. And if you are in the 1% of the population who can even say that you’re interested in this projector, then you will be able to order it from Sony by phone or on their website.

The 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector uses an SXRD laser to produce its 4096 x 2160 picture. It also has four HDMI inputs, Triluminous display, it supports 3D, and has built in speakers. Although it may not be worth as much as they are asking for it, it is actually a monster. This thing is literally like having a movie theater.

Now, lets say that you are interested in a nice short throw projector, but you don’t want to sell your house in order to get one… There are some good options out there. Plus, if you sold your house to buy this then you’d have to project movies onto trees, and I don’t think that would work very well. You can get a really nice projector for just a few hundred dollars these days.

And if you are interested in something that looks really great for way less money than you would spend buying one, you can always rent a fantastic projector for events or business meetings.

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Sony Has A More Portable Version Of Their New Short Throw 4K Projector

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

sony ultra short throwWho doesn’t love a good movie or a good TV show? It’s always more enjoyable when you can view your movies or TV shows in pristine visual resolution. In case you’ve been living under a rock, there are new resolution rates that making watching movies or TV shows look like you’re at the movies, or even in the movies. For the longest time we’ve had the 720p and 1080p resolution rates as the standards at which we view our programs. Now we have 4K resolution, and it definitely looks remarkable. The only thing is that maybe you want to watch your programming on something other than your TV. This is where a 4K projector would come into play. The only problem is that Sony’s newest one,  shown off at CES earlier this year, is big and costs about as much as it looks like it would cost.

Luckily for us, they have developed a portable version of their new 4K Ultra Short Throw projector.

It’s Tiny

The newest 4K ultra short throw projector from Sony was shown off at CES 2014, and it looks incredible. The picture quality looks remarkable as well. The only setback, aside from the $50,000 price tag, is the fact that it’s very, very large. The projector itself looks like a very wide TV stand. Well Sony’s portable version is quite a bit smaller. The portable version of the 4K ultra short throw projector is roughly about the size of a box of Kleenex. It’s definitely a lot smaller than its predecessor, and to be honest, that makes it much more interesting to me personally. The features that it includes also give you a reason to look at it, and consider investing in it.

It’s Interactive

146920478That’s right. You can directly interact with the images that this projector displays. The projector itself beams a 23-inch image of whatever it is you’re viewing at the moment. It expands on something that was already looking really good with the larger version, as all of the images are still being displayed in stunning 4K resolution. These 4K images are also very interactive as you can stick it to your refrigerator door and have it display pictures or reminders that you can then move about with your finger. It can also connect wirelessly to your phone so that you can show photos directly from your phone and have the projector beam them out immediately. The interactive mode means that you can move the photos, or if you’re reading an article, magazine, or cooking recipe, you can “move” the pages as you need to.

So Why Get It?

It’s a lot smaller than the larger model that was shown off at the CES event earlier this year. It’s extremely portable, and it seems that portable projectors are getting more and more popular. This particular projector is also waterproof, so if you feel like watching a movie while relaxing in the tub, you can totally do that. It’s all really up to you once you invest in this projector. The 23-inch display isn’t a bad screen size considering the size of the actual device. No price has been given on the new portable version of this projector, but something tells me that it won’t be in the $50,000 range like its larger counterpart. It could definitely be a good investment for recreational purposes, or even for smaller business meetings where you want to make things a bit more interactive.

No matter which way you look at it, 4K is still doing everything it can to make sure it shows up in your life somehow. If you’re looking for a projector, why not get a portable one, especially one that’s short throw in 4K. Sony just might be onto something here.

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Projectors: A Renter’s Guide

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

If you are involved in any kind of company or organization, chances are that at some point you will have to plan a multimedia presentation.  If the old saying “It’s all in the delivery” is, in fact, true your projector could be the difference between a success and a night constantly fiddling with your equipment.  For those whom buying a projector is not an option, renting is a quick, easy, and affordable solution.  When looking for a projector for your next presentation, keep the following things in mind to help you narrow down the wide range of products:

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Room Size

When considering a projector, room size is one of the most important factors.  If your projector is too small for your venue, the image may be fuzzy and quality will be negatively affected.  When looking at your projector, make sure to look at the dimensions of the image that it casts.  This information should be readily available in the product description as its “resolution.”

Projector size

The room size will help you to determine the size of the projector you need.  Different size projectors will have different lenses, hookups, and additional features.  Some projectors are light, portable, and suitable for events in the home or smaller conference rooms; others are heavy with many extra features that are most useful in settings such as auditoriums or outdoor events.  Consider the size and venue when deciding which product you will rent.  Both small and large projectors often have the same features, so do not worry about losing quality by downgrading or upgrading the size of your unit.

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Price

For many small organizations and businesses that do not own their own projector, price can be one of the most important factors.  How is the price of the rental broken down?  Is it a flat rate?  Is there a flate rate plus number of days?  Is there a discount given for longer periods that you can take advantage of?  Think about these issues and you may find an excellent deal on just what you are looking for.

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Audio Capability

If there is any audio in your presentation, you need a projector that can handle audio.  Its especially important that if the projector does in fact have built-in sound software, as many projectors do not include this feature.  If it does have built-in audio, ensure that it is of the sound and quality that you need.  Many projectors despite having sound are more suited for home theater activities, and are not designed for crowds or large gatherings. If you have any doubts, it may be better to also rent a separate sound system.

Connections, Connections, Connections

One of the most important factors in projector choices is how you plan to connect it to your computer or other media device.  Almost every laptop or desktop computer comes standard with an analog connector (trapezoidal) that is compatible with nearly every device.  While this is convenient, the preferred connection would be the HDMI ports that are being installed on many newer platforms.  HDMI, with its digital medium is far more reliable than the analog ports that may have interruptions such as skipping and inferior frame rates.  Some models may even come equipped with a wireless connection and necessary software.

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Renting a projector can seem like an overwhelming task.  It takes careful research and knowing exactly what you need to ensure you make a proper decision.  Alternatively if you want to skip the research, a trained rental representative from www.RentOurProjectors.com will help you decide exactly which projector is right for your event, just call 888-736-8301. Keeping these important factors in mind can make the experience seem effortless, and make your event a triumph.  Remember, presentation is everything!

This Handheld Projector Creates An Interactive Screen

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

touch projectorThere have always been companies that put out handheld projectors, but the new TouchPico from TouchJet is putting a totally new twist on it. This little projector can turn any flat surface into an interactive screen!

It is a small projector that you can hold in your hand. It can run any Android app and projects pictures up to 80 inches on any wall. At 150 lumens, it can produce a pretty good, bright image, and it ships out with a special stylus to use with it.

One of the coolest parts about the whole projector is the way the included stylus works. It isn’t attached to the projector at all so you can move around and use it. One end of the stylus has an infrared switcher, and the projector has an infrared camera attached to it that can track the movement of the pen in front of the TouchPico’s screen. This means that you can use it to interact with any objects on the screen using the stylus and using tapping gestures.

These would be great for a lot of different applications. There are a ton of different projectors out there that are being used for educational purposes, but they are outdated and need special screens to project on in order to work properly. With the TouchPico, you can project images on any flat surface that you can find. Not only that, but it is designed to sit very close to the wall and at a high angle. That means that no matter what you are doing, it would be really hard to block the projection. Throw in the interactive screen with the stylus, and that is just the icing on the cake.

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Also, not trying to put any ideas in your head, but if you’re feeling really irresponsible and want to waste some time in between important work… I’m sure it would be an absolute blast to play Android games on. Just throwing that out there.

The TouchPico has HDMI and audio outputs on the back. It also has built in Wi-Fi and can be used with the Android Screencast technology.

TouchJet is expecting to ship these out in October. They recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund the manufacturing of the TouchPico. Expected price around $500 or below. At that price, it seems like a steal.

What Makes A Projector Practical These Days?

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

projectorI don’t care what type of technology you use or what you are into. We can all agree on something; we’re not going to go out of our way to purchase new tech devices unless we can see ourselves using them. There has to be a level of practicality to the devices that we use. We NEED to have a reason to buy it. There has to be something that the device offers that makes us want to buy it. It’s pretty easy to justify the purchase of laptops, tablets, computers, and even smartphones. We tend to use these devices every day. Some things that you may not think of in terms of practicality are projectors. They too have to be useful in more ways than one these days.

Is Your Projector Practical?

Obviously if you have a projector, you know that you’ve bought it for a reason. You want to make sure that you can view your images and videos on a larger display. If you have one at your office, you more than likely use it for business meetings to talk about projected sales and need it to make sure everyone can see the images in the meeting clearly. They all have the basic function, but there usually has to be a bit more to makes sure that consumers want to buy it. Even today, most business want a bit more from their projectors than just throwing the image on the closest wall. Does your projector do more than that? If not, you may want to look at other options just to see what you’ve been missing out on.

Internet Access and Hotspots

There’s a lot that could be considered useful when talking about projectors. All things considered could be the reason why you decide to purchase your projector. Yes, short-throw and 4K projection are all nice things, but they are very specific bonuses. What about the projectors that offer you more? There are projectors that offer you internet access and even access to apps. That’s right. There are projectors out there that you can watch Netflix and Hulu on right now. Obviously, this is more of a relaxed consumer benefit, but still a very nice practical addition to any projector. There is a ZTE projector that projects at 1080p but also doubles as a mobile hotspot thanks to Sprint. This projector is what I would call practical. Always having access to internet usage is something that EVERYONE can get behind. We are a society that has to stay connected nowadays. That’s just how we are now

It All Helps Make Your Decision Easier

Projectors cost money just like everything else. If you’re going to rent yours for some type of event, meeting, or convention, you’re going to want something that you can be proud of. You’re going to want to get your hands on the projector that is going to be just as practical as it is effective. Simply by looking at the extra features and seeing what would be beneficial to have could help make your decision making so much easier. Are you going to need the internet access and app usage? Are you going to need the mobile hotspot functionality? Perhaps you just need something that’s short-throw or ultra high resolution output. All of these factors are going to determine how practical your projector is/will be. It is all a matter of opinion, but just remember; ALL projectors project images, but they’re not all made the same.

I, just like everyone else, want my technology to be practical. When I think of a projector that is able to work and give me a mobile hotspot for internet access as well, I feel like I found a projector that is worth checking into. Practicality is key.

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What Will Projectors Be Like In The Future?

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

178800526 (2)Technology slows down for no man, and it shouldn’t. We are developing new ideas and concepts at such an alarming rate that it would be almost idiotic for it to slow down for society. Society moves fast anyway, so it would make sense for the advancements in our tech to move at the same speed. We’ve seen the tablets, the smartphones, the computers, and the smartwatches. What about the projectors? What about the projectors that are going to be available for recreational use, and not just for office meetings? There is a lot changing and developing with the new projector technology. Whether it be 4K, short throw, holograms, interactive, or even higher functioning pico and portable projectors, we have a lot to look forward to with the new technology.

While we know that the projectors are looking towards the future, it does make one wonder, “what is the next step for projectors to push for?”

There are plenty of avenues open for projectors right now. They have a plethora of different realms that they can put more focus and funding towards. Though, just because you can spend money on something doesn’t mean that you should. Instead, developers should be focusing on what is going to generate the most revenue now so that they can put profits towards funding for the other ideals. If mobile projectors are going to bring in the most money right now, then that is where more funding should be going. Mind you though, there is a reason why I said mobile projectors.

Lets think for a second about the technology that we use every day. We use our laptops, smartphones, and tablets. These all fall into the category of mobile technology. Shouldn’t it only make sense that we bring the same idea towards the development of new projectors? Yes, 4K is nice, if you have a big enough screen for it (and the pockets for it). Holograms and Interactive projectors are always fun and entertaining, but also very costly to create and can be unresponsive. Short Throw projectors are good for a STRICTLY entertainment-only projector that is designated to be stationary. The more mobile projectors are where I feel there could be a lot more promise for companies.

With the use of the mobile projectors, you’ve entered the realm of other mobile technology that is on such a mass market area, it could bring in quite a profit. I never thought that tablets would catch on, but I was dead wrong. I know that mobile projectors could have the same type of effect. There are even some smartphones out there that are including projectors in them. This is where I see promise. This is where I can see the future happening. We have the incredible displays on our smartphones and tablets. Why not make the picture large enough for everyone to see? We have cameras on the backs of our devices. Why not add a projector? This can pave the way for pico projectors to be a more dominant version of projectors on the market as well. The idea is being mobile. We are always moving as a society, so why not add it to literally every tech device we have?

Almost everything tech related that we use is mobile today. Our game systems, our computers, and our phones, are all now basically one in the same. All inclusive in one device or more. I can only see this being the case for projectors in the near future. It would only make sense. Projectors are going to move and become more mobile with us, just like every other technology. It’s only a matter of time before we seem them available for purchase and rental on the mass market.

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