By Lisa Johnston
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Chino, Calif. — Genius introduced Wednesday a BellaVision portable pico projector designed for both business and personal entertainment applications.
The Genius BellaVision BV 200 (shipping now at a $270 suggested retail) is billed as a pocket-sized projector with up to 800 by 600 resolution. It measures 5.9 inches by 3 inches by 1.1 inches.
Images are presented in a 4:3 aspect ratio and are watchable on screen sizes of up to 80 inches.
The BV 200 uses a color sequential engine and an RGB LED light source. It produces 30 lumens of brightness with up to a 300:1 contrast ratio.
The projector is suitable for viewing movies, giving presentations or playing video games on the road and in limited space.
The BV 200 will display MS Office, PDF, audio and video files from its built-in memory/SD card as well as from a connected camcorder, PC or smartphone.
It also offers the option of stereo sound even in the smallest spaces, such as small meeting rooms or hotel rooms, and includes a complementary tripod, enabling placement on any solid surface. It can be optimized to project images from a variety of angles from a distance of up to 13 feet.
An included ceiling projection kit enables viewing movies or playing video games while lying in bed. The pico projector also ships with a remote control.
In stand-alone mode the BV 200's 3,780 mAh battery offers power for up to two hours, after which it can be connected to a power source through a USB or power cable without needing to pause the projection for recharging, Genius said.
The projector includes 1GB of built-in flash memory and has an SD card slot capable of accepting up to 32GB cards.
The projector also supports data input through composite A/V and USB cables.
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