GIC Introduces ipico Projector

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General Imaging (GIC), better known as the makers of GE-brand digital cameras, branched out into the pico projector category at CE Week by unveiling its iPico projector attachment for iPod Touch and iPhone devices.

The sleek handheld projector offers a patented pop-up connector that turns an iPod Touch or iPhone into a full-on social-media tool.

The projection engine uses ferro electric liquid-crystal on silicon (FLCOS) technology, and the light engine uses LED technology.

The General Imaging iPico will ship in time for the holiday selling season at a $130 suggested retail, and will let smaller handheld iOS device users share videos, photos and movies in real time by projecting them on almost any surface.

No cables are required to connect the tiny projector to the iPod Touch or iPhone.

A built-in connector pops up, enabling the iOS device to slide into the iPico. The projector casts up to a 100-inch viewable screen size in dimmed viewing environments.

The projector weighs 3.35 ounces and is about two-thirds the width of an iPhone. It measures just more than half an inch thick. When projecting, the iPico holds the iPod/ iPhone in place without the need to remove the protective case.

The iPico will be available in white and will include a built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a USB charging cable. It will present images in qHD resolution.

The iPico is compatible with the third- and fourth-generation iPod Touch, iPhone 4S; iPhone 4 and iPhone 3G S.


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