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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.

Projector on a Conference Table

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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The Sony Xperia Touch – Sony’s Portable Android Projector

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

 

The Sony Xperia Touch has finally hit the shelf in the United Kingdom and other European countries, and it is still scheduled for release in the United States. The Xperia Touch currently carries a pretty hefty price tag, as it is currently selling at £1,299.99/€1499, which is twenty dollars short of or five dollars over $1700 depending on which currency you are converting from. The high price point will probably deter many consumers for buying this as a product to use around the house, but the Xperia Touch is actually a projector which could make for a good business projector rental.

Sony Xperia Touch

So, why is the Xperia Touch so expensive? First let’s look at what is under the hood of the Xperia Touch. The Xperia Touch isn’t the most portable projector in the world, but there’s good reason for that. The Touch comes equipped with the Android 7.0  Nougat operating system, a 32 gigabyte storage, and 3 gigabytes of RAM. The touch also has built-in Wifi and bluetooth compatibility and a micro (Type D) HDMI port.

Another thing which may contribute to the high price point of the Xperia touch is the amount of sensors the device has. According to Sony’s website, the touch has a GPS, gyroscope, barometer, humidity detector, movement sensor, ambient light detector, accelerometer and a temperature detector.

The Xperia Touch is also pretty impressive in terms of display and touch registration  (unless you are currently planning on using the gesture mode, don’t). The Xperia touch is capable of projecting a clear display even in regularly lit rooms, and the display has a variety of sizes – from 23 to 80 inches. The projector is capable of detecting up to ten inputs (fingers) on the projected image, but the detection will require your projector to be closer to the surface you are projecting on in order for it to register properly.

The Xperia Touch is not “ultra-portable”, but it is lighter weight than a lot of laptops and is much more portable than standard projectors are. The Xperia Touch would be a good projector choice if you needed something which you could carry with you to a small sized business meeting or even over to a friend’s house just to watch movies. Although, the battery life of the projector is pretty lackluster, so if you are planning on using your projector for a time period longer than an hour bring a charger.

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Portable Projector Rentals

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

 

Many people think of projectors as big, clunky devices. However; modern technology has made projectors capable of being ultra-light devices which can even fit inside of your pocket!Portable ProjectorDue to their size, portable projectors can be very useful in a variety of situations. If you are a travelling business person, you can make your job easier by getting a portable projector rental. Renting a portable projector will enable you to hit multiple presentation destinations in a shorter period of time because you won’t have to deal with the hassle of packing up a heavy projector. However; if you are presenting inside of a large auditorium, you may want to consider getting a large venue projector rental instead.

Portable projectors are not only amazing for business purposes, they are also extremely practical for personal use. It is no secret that projectors are great to have on hand for parties. During this time of the year, projectors are often rented to display horror films at Halloween parties.

Portable projector rentals for family reunions are also a common example of renting a projector for personal use. Having a portable projector at your family reunion is a great way to display family history, and gives family members something to gather around and talk about. You can even use your projector as a way for family members to catch up on everyone’s important life events.

Whether you need a projector for business or personal reasons, get a portable projector rental if you want a combination of great display, and the best mobility. For more information, call us at 888-736-8301.

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