Sony announced the arrival of the portable MP-CD1 Mobile Projector in Europe in Spring of this year. Fitting easily in the palm of your hand, the MP-CD1 can project content up to 304cm in size from a short distance of approximately 3.5m. The projector weighs only 280g and can be used on any surface to turn it into a wide screen. It is claimed to operate almost silently, making it perfect for on-the-go business presentations, gaming, outdoor events or movie nights with the family.
The projector’s display uses Texas Instruments’s DLP IntelliBright technology, which employs advanced image processing algorithms to boost brightness without compromising on battery consumption.
The projector’s unique design allows it to minimise heat while still maintaining high brightness. Its pocket-sized form factor has been awarded an iF 2018 Design Award. With a rating of ANSI 105lumen and a 5,000mAh built-in battery, users can project clear and bright images for up to two hours of projection time. Usage time can be extended by simply charging via the standard USB-C port – even whilst the device is in use – thus eliminating the need for carrying a proprietary AC adapter which can easily be forgotten. If the projector needs to be used outdoors, the MP-CD1 can be easily charged from a portable power bank.
With a start-up time of five seconds and a host of simple connectivity options via the HDMI connection, content can be taken from a range of sources including a PC or a PlayStation and shared with the whole room in just seconds. This eliminates any disruption in continuity of a business meeting and an optional HDMI dongle enables wireless connectivity with a variety of devices including smartphones and tablets for watching streaming content, thanks to simultaneous powering from a USB port to the dongle even during projection.
The projector’s auto keystone correction ensures a full-screen display without distortion, even when projected from an angle, while dynamic picture mode enhances images and videos to optimal brightness and saturation. A standard tripod socket is also located on the underside of the device to facilitate projection on any surface – even ceilings.
The MP-CD1 will be available in Europe in April 2018, priced at approximately €400.