Cool crowdfunding project: The Android-based Odin projector


This is a cool idea: A portable, battery powered projector with built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and speakers driven by Android. 

This gadget, to be made by the company Dos Owls, will be pretty small at 4.3" by 6" by 1.8" (at its thickest) and weigh 2.2 lbs (with a steel case) or 1.1 lbs (with a plastic case). It will come in black and 10K gold or black and metallic green and have a 90-degree adjustable stand and manual focus. There will be a single HDMI port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and two USB ports.

The display will be driven by a 0.3” Direct Micromirror Display (DMD) with WGA (854 by 480 pixels) resolution with a contrast ration of 1,000 to 1. The display will be a 75” screen at 9 feet and a 125” screen at 15 feet. 

Audio output will be provided by two 4 Watt speakers and the whole device will require 12V at 3A or using its rechargeable 2500 mAh battery it will run for about 45 minutes showing video.

The onboard Android 4.4 KitKat operating system will allow for apps to be installed and the quad-core 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A9 with 2GB of DDR should provide good performance. Internal storage will be 8GB, 16GB, or 64GB.

The target end user price hasn't been revealed yet and the crowdfunding campaign for the Odin projector goes live on May 28. 

Display your thoughts below then follow me on, and Facebook.

Join the Network World communities on Facebook and LinkedIn to comment on topics that are top of mind.
Must read: 10 new UI features coming to Windows 10