FAVI announces the Pico+ Smart Projector -- an All-in-One Android Projector PC

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Android is a very robust operating system that finds itself in many places. Other than phones and tablets, it also runs on laptops, desktops and cameras to name a few. The secret to this diversity is that Google's mobile OS is powered by the open-source Linux kernel.

Today, Android is shoe-horned into yet another form; a projector. Yes, a company named FAVI announces the Pico+ Smart Projector, which is an All-in-One Android Projector PC. Is it cool, or just plain weird?

"The projector is lightweight, ultra-portable and features an integrated OS, allowing you to directly download and stream content directly from the device. The Pico+ Smart Projector eliminates the need of carrying a mobile device or additional hardware to provide content, making it easier than ever to stream your favorite apps and videos virtually anywhere", says FAVI.

The manufacturer further explains, "the Pico+ Smart Projector features a built-in Android 4.2.2 OS and also allows you to directly download media and run apps like Netflix, DropBox, Skype, and many more in Google Play. It is compatible with most smart devices, comes with built-in Wi-Fi and projects up to 120 inches, great for making presentations on the road or sharing videos with family and friends".

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The company lists the following specifications:

Operating System: Android 4.2.2
CPU: Dual Core 1.2 GHz
RAM: 1GB
Internal Memory: 4GB
Display Technology: .30 DMD Texas Instruments DLP
Native Resolution: WVGA (858 x 480)
Supported Resolutions: up to 1080p
Projected Image Size: 15 - 120 inch
ANSI Lumen: 100
Contrast Ratio: 1500:1
Throw Ratio: 1.50
Vertical Image Flip: Yes
LED Lamp Life: 30,000 hours
Battery: 2000mAh
Battery Life: up to 2 hours
Power Consumption: 12V / 1.5A
Operating Temperature: 34°F - 95°F
Size: 3.9 x 3.9 x 1.0 inches
Weight: 0.42 lbs
Inputs
Composite Video 1
MicroSD (media playback): 1
USB (media playback): 1
Audio Inputs: Headphone
Audio Output: 3.5mm line out
Built in Speaker: Yes

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Since this is self-contained, including integrated buttons and touchpad on the top, this could prove useful in many scenarios. An educator can take advantage for showing YouTube videos and PowerPoint presentations in class without carrying another computer. A business could keep this in a conference room and access files on Dropbox for meetings. Quite frankly, this could prove perfect in a home for movie-night with the family; showing a movie in 120 inches on a wall would be fun!

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If you are interested, you can purchase it here for a reasonable $499. If you buy it, tell me how you like it in the comments.

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