updated 10:55 am EST, Fri December 29, 2006
Casio Super Slim Projector
Casio has just demonstrated its new Super Slim projector technology. Divided into the standard XJ-S30 and USB-sporting XJ-S35, the projector is only a fraction the size of most rivals and measures 1.25 inches thick. This is accomplished by using a heat pipe system that avoids the use of more than a thin scirocco fan to cool the inside components. The ease of setting up the projector is just as important to the design, Casio says: either Super Slim model can use an optional wireless LAN adapter to view presentations from any PC equipped with Wi-Fi, while the S35 variant can display images or slideshows directly from a USB drive and eliminate the need to bring a computer to a meeting.
Every projector in the range can display a 1024x768 image as large as 300 inches thanks to a new 2X zoom lens that uses an inverse meniscus condenser to produce a large image despite a small lens size. Brightness is rated at 2000 lumens. Casio says its projector line is available today at $1,299 for the S30 model and $1,599 for the S35.