Optoma launches ultra-portable £649 LED projector for viewing on the move

Gadgets, Projectors

Optoma has unveiled the latest addition to its ultra-portable LED projector range –  the £699 ML1050ST+. Building on the launch of the ML1050ST, the new model has all the benefits of its predecessor with the addition of auto focus for easy setup combined with higher brightness.

With a short throw lens, the projector can project a 100inch image from just over a metre away from a screen or wall. This reduces the hassles of cables trailing across the room or shadows when presenting.

The ML1050+’s casing is small and compact for easy transport in a laptop case or the carry bag provided. The auto-focus and instant power on/off provides instant plug-and-play viewing on the move. And the 30,00o hour life of its LEDs will ensure it stays clear and bright.

It has all the same features as the ML1050ST including a media player, native office viewer and an integrated speaker. An HDMI input enables connection to the latest laptops, PCs, games consoles or Blu-ray™ players.

Microsoft Office, Adobe PDFs, photos, videos and audio files can be projected directly from the built-in memory, microSD card slot and USB connection. This makes presentations without a laptop straightforward.

The ML1050ST+ is ideal for digital signage as the projector can be mounted in virtually any orientation and can play video files directly from a microSD card as soon as the projector is switched on.

The compact model can be used for wireless presentations from a laptop or mobile device using the WUSB wireless dongle (optional) and free‘HDCast Pro’ app.

Available on Android, iOS devices, Windows and Mac OS, this app provides the freedom to wirelessly share and present Microsoft Office and Adobe PDFs, photos or videos. 

Says Kishan Mistry, Senior Product Manager at Optoma EMEA: 

“The ML1050ST+ brings the ultimate convenience and an easy set-up with its new auto-focus feature. Weighing in at just 450g, this 1000 LED brightness projector is perfect for individuals on the move.”

ML1050ST+ key features

  • Bright HD Ready projector – 1000 LED brightness
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight – only 140g
  • Auto focus and short throw lens for easy set-up
  • HDMI, MHL, optional wireless and built-in speaker
  • Built-in media player and document viewer
  • Digital signage mode: Auto play video files from a microSD card
  • Carry bag included



Chris Price
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