IFA 2005: The smallest projector ever?

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At IFA Toshiba unveiled what has to be the smallest and most unusual projector in the world. Rather than using a hot projector lamp, the tiny Toshiba – which measures just 136 x 39 x 100 mm – boasts low-voltage LEDs. It’s the first projector we know we to run on batteries (they provide about two hours running time) and, unlike conventional LCD and DLP projectors, it starts up and switches off instantly.

Picture quality isn’t the best and maximum image size is around 30inches but it’s ideal for business presentations and for portable applications (ie taking on holiday). As well as the usual video/audio inputs it also comes with a USB port for easy transfer of data, pictures etc. from your PC. It’s expected to go on sale before Christmas for 999 Euros (£700) including foldable white screen. Also announced at IFA were several larger and more expensive projectors from Tosh including the MT400 and the HD Ready, MT700.

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