CES 2007: Viewsonic's PJ258D high-definition DLP projector with integrated iPod dock

CES 2007, Home cinema, MP3 players

Today’s award for best converged gadget (and possibly the day’s most bizarre iPod-related gadget) goes to the Viewsonic PJ258D high-definition DLP projector with integrated iPod dock, which follows on from the company’s PC monitor with iPod dock from last year.

Actually, it might not be that ridiculous. Many of us download video to iTunes and our portable players and we might want to view them on a bigger screen. But personally, I just can’t imagine paying out for a projector, then viewing some of the low-quality clips I have on my iPod.

The PJ258D’s docking station connects an iPod with video directly to the projector, so no wires or additional kit needed. And it charges your player as it plays, making it possibly the most expensive docking station around. The projector also features a range of other connectivity options, has a 1024×768 XGA resolution, 2,000 lumens of brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio.

Expect it in stores early this year, pricing still to be confirmed.

Viewsonic website

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Dave Walker
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