updated 01:30 pm EST, Wed November 12, 2008
3M digital projector
3M on Wednesday announced the release of its first handheld digital projector, the MPro110, meant for use in business, entertainment and field applications. Capable of projecting images between 6 and 50 inches, the MPro110 is just 4.5 inches long but can still output a 1280x768 resolution. 3M points out its new mini projector is the only one on the market with an integrated VGA port. The Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) projector can display content from connected personal multimedia devices such as digital cameras and certain MP3 players.
The LED light source provides 10,000 hours of life, does not require a fan for cooling and has no need for a lamp replacement. The MPro110 uses a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery that lasts between 40 and 60 minutes, according to 3M. The 3M MPro110 is now available for purchase in Canada at major retailers, priced at just about $360. A US release date hasn't been mentioned.