Sony’s New Pico Projector Never Needs to be Focused

sony-pico-0916Sony’s new MP-CL1 projector is a Bluetooth-based projector that uses Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) technology to produce a native HD resolution (1920x720p) image that’s always in focus. The 7.4 oz compact short-throw projector is 80,000:1 contrast ratio and can display a screen size of up to 120 inches at a distance of approximately 12 feet and a 40 inch screen from nearly 4 feet away. In addition to connecting via Bluetooth, it has MHL and HDMI inputs port as well as USB 3.0 for content delivery.

Another highlight of the MP-CL1A is keystone correction which enables vertical and horizontal adjustments to maintain screen uniformity.  In addition, the projector boasts intuitive auto focus and focus-free projection, allowing for seamless viewing on uneven surfaces — sort of like built-in image-mapping.

The MP-CL1A includes a USB cable and features a built-in 3400mAh battery, which can charge a cell phone or tablet via the USB port.

Key Features:

  • Compact and super slim (7.4 oz., 5.9x3x0.5 inches)
  • 1920×720 HD resolution
  • Up to 120 inch screen size from approximately 12 feet
  • High contrast ratio of 80,000:1
  • Automatic focus projection from Sony’s Laser Beam Scanning (LBS)
  • Wi-Fi (with phone or tablet) or HDMI/MHL connectivity (for phone, tablet, laptop and gaming devices)
  • Bluetooth connection with wireless speakers or wireless headphones
  • Built-in 3400mAh Li-ion battery for two hours of play
  • Gold or gray color options

The MP-CL1A mobile projector is planned to be available in October 2016 and will list for $399. Here are all the detailed specs.