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Nextar Puts Projection In The Palm Of Your Hand

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This new Nextar projector is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It projects a 640X480 image up to 20″ wide. It runs at 7 to 12 ansi lumens and accepts SD cards. Think of it as a portable monitor. Great for lan gaming and presentations. The Z10 only weights 2.5lbs and will run you $350. Here’s the full release:

1/5/2009 – La Verne, CA – Nextar™, a designer and marketer of bold and new consumer electronic products with mass appeal, is ready to introduce a LCOS micro projector (Z10), that is small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, and a 20” (diagonal) screen (PS-001). The duo makes it easier and more economical for more people to make quality, professional presentations. Nextar will feature the units at the upcoming 2009 CES in booth South 3 31753.

“With AC/DC operation, the new Nextar micro projector and screen weigh in with a combined weight of under 2.5 pounds and can be used virtually anywhere,” said Eddy Zheng, Nextar founder. “They are perfect for small classroom instruction, projecting images at social functions, or in meeting applications – any of which can be indoors or out. With a combined SRP of under $350, they are very economically priced and will fit practically any budget.”

The Nextar Z10 LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) front-projecting micro projector will display images with a resolution up to 640×480. LCOS technology produces much higher resolution images than many other technologies. The unit has a brightness level of between 7 and 12 lumens, a 360-degree lens shift capability with manual adjust, and displays images in 4:3 aspect ratio format.

This fit-in-the-hand projector uses an LED light source with a life expectancy of 30,000 hours. It accepts Micro SD cards and comes equipped with a built-in speaker. Projected image size is up to 20”.

I/O connectors include Micro SD, TF card, L/R audio, USB, and ear jack. Video compatibility is provided for AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RM/RMVB, ASF, FLV, and WMV9/VC1. Audio compatibility includes MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, APE, ALAC, and MPEG1/2/2.5. Picture compatibility is for images in BMP, JPEG, or GIF formats.

Other features include MP4 functionality, software support for English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian, and either AC or DC low-power-consumption operation. A mini-tripod stand is included to provide stable projecting.

Provided accessories are: AC power adaptor, battery, audio cable, S-video and USB cables. It meets FCC and UL approval.

The ultra-lightweight PS-001 screen is easy-to-set up and measures 20” diagonally.

The palm-size Nextar Z10 projector measures 4.13” x 2.32” x 1.0” and weighs approximately one pound. The PS-001 screen measures 18.89” x 1.57” x 15.7” opened and 18.9” x 1.57” x 1.2” folded. It weighs approximately 1.3 pounds.

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