When it comes displaying images quickly but in a size that is large enough for others to see, a Pico projector is the way to go. Pico projectors are often referred to as handheld projectors because they allow for immediate projection within the reach of the palm.
One of the most appealing elements of these projectors, which work in conjunction with other portable devices such as cameras, mobile phones, and tablets, is the fact that they use an LED or laser light source which completely eliminates the need for a costly lamp replacement bulb which is typically required with a ceiling mounted LCD projector. In addition, they are convenient because they are lightweight, portable, and allow a user to display an image on any surface. Whether the image is conveniently projected on a wall, a notebook, or even a table, all members in a group have the same access to an image.
These devices are also especially useful for people involved in sales, business, or lecturing. In the world of presenting, settings can change two to three times per week. Fortunately, with a Pico projector, the days of prepping a room ahead of time to ensure that a room is equipped with an LCD projector or laptop is a thing of the past. Having a handheld Pico projector enables a presenter to simply show up up for a meeting and have an image projected in a magnified form within a matter of minutes.
Naturally, as is the case with all technological devices, some products are of higher quality than others. When it comes to Pico projectors, some features to consider are brightness, digital display technology, the digital aspect ratio, the cost, and the available warranties. Obviously, the higher the number of lumens, the brighter the projection will be. The brightness runs between 10-200 lumens, with anything between 100-200 lumens being considered high quality. Buyers will also want to consider the digital technology at play. Depending on the need,a prospective buyer can choose between LCD projection, LCOS, or DLP. All three display systems have their advantages, but the Digital Light Processing (DLP) system tends to be most popular and cost-efficient among buyers. Another important consideration is the digital aspect ratio. Digital aspect ratios tend to project at 16:9. This is the size the image can be projected before distortion begins to occur.
Obviously, the higher the digital aspect ratio and the higher the brightness, the more the projector will cost. Pico projectors start out at just over $100 and can run up to $1000. The cost of the investment is more or less dependent on the frequency with which the projector will be used. Finally, the warranty for each of these devices varies. Some of the projectors only include a standard 90 day warranty whereas some of the more costly devices included warranties up to two years or more.