Daily Giz Wiz 724: 3M Micro Professional Projector

Episode 724 of the podcast

3M Micro Professional Projector
Subject: Review of 3M Micro Professional Projector
Released:Thursday 18 December 2008
Length:about 12 minutes
Download file:dgw0724.mp3 (5.5 MB)

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Short info

Give lightweight presentations with the handheld VGA-enabled 3M Micro Professional Projector.

Detailed information

From 3M, the Micro Professional Projector (model MPro110) is a pocket projector for people on the road who need a handy projector to display pictures, slideshows and presentations.  With dimensions of 4.5" x 2" x 0.9" and weighing 5.6 ounces, the palm-size MPro110 can easily fit into your pocket, handbag or briefcase.  It supports resolutions from VGA up to WXGA (1280 x 768), image size from 6" to 50" (diagonal), VGA and RCA Video inputs.  VGA and RCA video cables and an RCA adapter are included.

The projector supports video only.  Presumably if your presentation includes sound, that can be played and heard directly from your source device, such as your laptop, PDA, or cellphone.

On the body of the projector is an on/off switch and a focus wheel.  It uses a rechargeable Lithium ion battery with a battery life of 40 to 60 minutes.  An AC adapter is included which, when connected, automatically recharges the battery.

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12 Days of GizWiz

Dick reminds Leo about Paul Minshall's "12 Days of GizWiz" video, which will be played in the next recording session.  You can watch the video now in the Episode 722 blog post, or go directly to Paul's blog.

CartStoppers for the Troops

Dennis Wright from Manchester, England (who last wrote in Episode 606) warns against the perils of listening to DGW by commuting drivers.  Dennis was listening to Episode 704 while driving and the ridiculous picture painted by Leo of Dick and Leo entertaining the troops by showing them the CartStopper (Episode 701) intended for mums cracked him up, giving him an uncomfortably close brush with the hereafter.  He thinks that Dane, while editing the shows (although it should be Tony Wang doing it now), should include appropriate warnings against uproarious funny moments.

Skipping Christmas?

Dick and Leo should have enough pre-recorded shows to cover most of the holiday season before Leo comes back from France, and are considering skipping the Christmas and Christmas Eve shows.  Dane reminds them that this would break the neat round episode numbering.  Dick and Leo think they might just put in short episodes for those days with Christmas messages.

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