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#1 Neon

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:14 AM

A few years from now, you might be able to carry a home theater system in your pocket.

Finland's Upstream Engineering is working on an LED (light-emitting diode) projection system that potentially could, because of its small size and relatively low cost, allow manufacturers to put projectors inside MP3 players, cell phones or other portable electronics for a few dollars.

Instead of passing around a phone to show off a video or a picture, the image (or video) could be blasted onto a wall. The picture brightness won't be as high as that of standard projectors, but it would let pictures on phones and music players escape the confines of the small screens on those devices.

The current prototype projector optical engine created by the company is about the size of a matchbox. An accompanying projector would be about the size of a cell phone. Currently, some companies make small projectors, but they are larger, about the size of a mini digital-video recorder.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:44 AM

oh how i cant wait for one of those!! if anyone sees any pictures, PLEASE POST em!!!

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 01:58 PM

SOUNDS AMAZING!!!! I want one for my phone... that and a Little speaker system the folds out and is loud enough that people 16 feet away can hear it clearly... Then I could stream movies on my cell phone

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:22 PM

LOL...wonder where you'll find stretches of white wall while you're on the move :)

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:28 PM

Mums table cloth :)

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:32 PM

Sweet...carry that around with you on the subway...

Excuse me sir, can I pin this tablecloth up behind you? :)

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:55 PM

We don't have a subway anywhere near where I live

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 08:38 PM

Wow, that would be awesome. I'd like to have a projector in my phone, if I had one.

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 01:04 AM

a projector to show new sex scandals on phones :)

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 01:32 AM

View Postgamer_pro_2000, on Nov 16 2005, 12:38 PM, said:

Wow, that would be awesome. I'd like to have a projector in my phone, if I had one.
What! so you can make shadow puppets on the wall? :) :fez:

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 01:40 AM

View PostNvyseal, on Nov 17 2005, 01:32 AM, said:

What! so you can make shadow puppets on the wall? :) :P

not a bad idea at all :fez:

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 04:27 AM

I wonder how long before they make this available on the iPOD -.-

Anyways it would be AWESOME to have one for my iPAQ!

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 08:14 AM

Hmmmm
I could find a few uses for that, but itd get old... just like the Torch(FlashLight) on my CellPhone.

Edited by Visentinel, 17 November 2005 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2005 - 01:37 PM

yeah I can see where you're going to need a larger battery for this aswell.

"And cellphone prices hit an all time high!"

pfft. you're better off just buying a blackberry and having a hay-day with it

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 06:48 PM

View PostNvyseal, on Nov 16 2005, 07:32 PM, said:

What! so you can make shadow puppets on the wall? :) :P
Dave is easily entertained....his form of fun is synonomous with a 2 year old's :fez:




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