FAVI Entertainment has launched a new pocket projector at CES 2012, called the A3-WiFi, that features an integrated touchpad, on-board Android operating system, 2GB of internal memory (Micro-SD expandable to 32GB), 800X600 resolution, contrast ratio of 1000:1, and WiFi support. The A3-WiFi weighs in at just 1 pound and is a bit pricey at $374 in cost.
The A3-WiFi will allow users to do things such as browse the web just by projecting a browser on an available backdrop such as a blank wall. We see no mention of Bluetooth support, so it looks like consumers will only be able to input information via the built in USB port to connect keyboards. We are not sure if the port will allow for a Bluetooth dongle to function as a means of connectivity to wireless keyboards, but we try to find out. There is also a Mini-USB port, 3.5mm headset jack, VGA, and AV(RBG) ports on the A3-WiFi. This is the first time we have seen a pocket projector used to house an operating system and be capable of doing the tasks it can perform. The A3-WiFi is currently available directly from FAVI Entertainment as well as through Amazon and Retail Ace online web stores.
[spoiler]Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 09, 2012
FAVI Entertainment, a leading provider of digital projection and visual display products, today announced here at CES 2012 the launch of a powerful, industry-first pocket projector. Available now, the FAVI A3-WiFi features an integrated touchpad, Android operating system and WiFi connectivity. Once the A3-WiFi is in range of a signal, users can access the Internet via the Google Chrome browser and project video onto an available wall or screen.
The A3-WiFi is an ideal pocket projector for users who watch videos or photo slideshows from either the unit’s internal memory or online. An available USB port enables users to connect USB-based keyboards and mice for an end-to-end mini-computer experience on a projector. The A3-WiFi, the world’s first pocket projector with integrated touchpad and Android operating system, boasts a native resolution of 800×600 with a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The projector features 2GB of internal storage with expandable memory up to 32GB.
“We are pleased to introduce the market’s first pocket projector with an integrated touchpad and fully functional Android operating system,” explained Jeremy Yakel, president of FAVI Entertainment. “The new A3-WiFi is an extremely powerful pocket projector which includes support for WiFi. The A3-WiFi, our most powerful projector yet, also features a wealth of connectivity options whereby users can sync to iPads, iPods, Android smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, DVD players and more.”
Features of the FAVI A3-WiFi Pocket Projector:
Lamp Technology: LED
Display Technology: LCOS
Max Image Size: 100 inches
Weight: 1.0 lb.
Keystone: 15 +- degrees
Inputs: 1 x Headphone, 1 x Power (12V), 1 x Mini USB, 1 x Micro SD Card Reader, 1 x VGA / AV (RGB), 1 x USB
Warranty: 1 Year
Available now, the A3-WiFi is priced at $374.00 and can be purchased exclusively at favientertainment.com, amazon.com and retailace.com. In addition to projectors, FAVI Entertainment offers a full line of LCD/LED televisions, projector screens and accessories. To learn more, please visit: favientertainment.com.
About FAVI Entertainment
Founded in 2006, FAVI Entertainment is a leading provider of visual display products including projectors, LED and LCD televisions, screens and accessories geared to consumers and businesses. The company’s digital projection and visual display products leverage the latest technologies, such as LED, to deliver high-quality video while on the road, at home or in the office. Headquartered in Michigan, FAVI’s line of products offers a perfect blend of performance and affordability for professionals, educators and home theater enthusiasts alike. For more information, please visit: favientertainment.com.[/spoiler]