Taking in entertainment via a projector is becoming more popular. In the early days of projectors, they were pretty beastly and hard to move around. These days they’ve gotten smaller and Butterfly Technology is introducing their palm sized PIQS Virtual Touch Projector to the U.S. market. From the product shots, it looks like the PIQS Projector has a nice slick design to it and can indeed be held in one hand. The company says the PIQS Projector includes “the world’s first patented virtual touch remote.” This remote is supposed to let the user interact with the screen from 10-20 feet away. Butterfly Technology says this will allow manipulation of the content without blocking it.
This particular projector is also sporting a new autofocus technology which should calibrate the focus on its own. Its compact size should be great for moving from one place to another, like from the family room to an outside nighttime viewing of movies on the side of the house. The company says the projector has a 3-hour battery life so you should be able to get through a whole movie wire-free. It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability for further wire-free operation.
PIQS Draw allows you to write anything you want on the screen from several feet away using your remote. PIQS Paint is the kids’ version, giving kids simpler tools to do the same. Butterfly Technology is a company out of China and has been in the projection display industry for some time now. It’s great to see projectors getting smaller while keeping a good quality picture. With a decent battery life and wireless capabilities, this little guy might be worth looking at when it hits U.S. shores. No prices were announced as of yet, but we did notice it was already on Amazon for $549USD.Source: Butterfly Technology