NEC Shows Mini-Projector, Pen Networking at CeBIT

rAVe Europe reports that, although it’s not yet on the market, NEC’s new NP1 mini-projector with LCD technology offered a glimpse of the future at CeBIT.

At only 8.5 cm wide, 15 cm long and 3.5 cm thin (that’s roughly 3.3” x 6” x 1.3”), this gadget fits inside any shirt pocket or handbag and weighs only 210 grams (less than half a pound). The NP1 mini-projector runs on rechargeable batteries (2 to 3 hours) or the power unit. Very bright LEDs illuminate three transparent LCDs in the primary colors of red, green and blue. These low energy-consuming LEDs emit less heat than other projector lamps, lasting up to 10,000 hours. The NP1 can easily handle any projection surface up to A3, and comes with integrated USB and mini-USB ports.

Another interesting product: a Pen-style Personal Networking Gadget Package. NEC visualizes the connection between the latest technology and the human, as the form of a pen. P-ISM is a gadget package including five functions: a pen-style CPU, a cellular phone with a handwriting data input function, virtual keyboard, a very small projector, and camera scanner. P-ISMs are connected with one another through short-range wireless technology. The whole set is also connected to the Internet through the cellular phone function.