The CES trade show in Las Vegas has grown into an electronics cavalcade, with old industry giants like Sony and Samsung bumping shoulders and vying for our attention with dozens of mid-level manufacturers and startup companies.
If Epson charged by the lumen and applied pico projector rates, the new Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 710HD Projector would cost tens of thousands of dollars. Instead, it’s only a couple of hundred dollars more than a pocket projector, yet it puts out an astonishing (by pico standards) 2800 lumens.
Pocket projectors, also known as pico projectors, are getting brighter and more capable. Although they're still no match for a high-lumen home theater projector, these small wonders are unsurpassed in terms of size and ultra portability.
When the software you need to view your documents is embedded in the projector itself, you don’t necessarily need to drag along a computer. And if the projector has internal memory for storing content, you don’t necessarily need a flash stick or memory card either.
Some people buy an iPad to step up to a screen size larger than their iPod touch. But consider the 1.2-pound Joybee GP2 Ultra Portable Mini Projector from BenQ. With its battery detached, it weighs less than an iPad or iPad 2, yet the image projected from a docked iPod or iPhone dwarfs anything shown on a tablet.
Carrying out triple duty as a pocket projector, supplemental battery and stand for any iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch), the Pico Power Projector II from MiLi is a multi-purpose accessory that fits under the just-might category.
Since weddings are quick paced, one-shot events, backing up your image files as you work is imperative. Unless you plan on carrying a pocketful of memory cards, you’ll need a device to store your files so you can unload your memory card and pop it back into the camera. (Always carry spare cards in your kit.)