Like most tech products, projectors are becoming smaller and more powerful (in their case, brighter). What really impresses us, though, is the diversity of high-quality models that have come on the scene.
Consumers can avail themselves of pocket-sized pico projectors such as the Optoma PK301 and 3M MPro150, or slightly larger palmtop models like the BenQ Joybee GP1 and Acer K1. Home-theater projectors such as the Epson PowerLite 8100 provide entertainment for the family, and the Optoma NEO-I is a pico projector that doubles as an iPod/iPhone dock.
Pico and palmtop projectors are also popular with businesspeople who give presentations to small audiences, while larger but still portable projectors such as the Epson PowerLite Presenter (which has a built-in DVD player) are good for bigger spaces.
The Canon REALiS SX80 Mark II offers unusually accurate control over color, which could be especially useful for, say, an art gallery or photographer. Short-throw projectors such as the NEC NP-M300WS and Optoma TW610ST can "throw" a large image even when positioned very close to the screen. Some short-throw models like the Epson BrightLink 450Wi add interactive capabilities useful in either a conference room or a classroom.
Whether you're looking for a projector with which to show movies to friends, an interactive model for a classroom, or a unit to make presentations in larger venues, we've come across some exciting models.
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