ipico set to project your iPhone onto a 50-foot surface

ipico, a highly portable pico projector designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch is set for launch and should be available in time for the holidays. The portable projector is a small handheld unit which allows you to easily share media stored on your iPhone as the projector can display your videos, photos and movies onto any suitable surface at up to 50-inches.

Made for iPhone and iPod touch, ipico makes it incredibly easy to share favorite moments, from photos and videos, to movies and YouTube while on the go. No cables needed, simply pop-up the built-in connector on the ipico, slide your device into it, focus on virtually any surface, and instantly project your world to the world. Gone are the days of friends and family crowding around a small screen, the ipico™ was made to let you share your memories virtually anywhere and up to 50-inches in an optimal dimly lit room."We've watched the phenomenal growth of portable devices and smart phones and have tapped into the borderline obsession these owners have with their devices," said Paul Meyhoefer, General Imaging's vice president of Marketing and Product Planning. "Combine the explosion of social media and need to share almost every aspect of one's life with those around them, we believe ipico™ is a valuable accessory that allows these technology devotees to do just that."

The ipico weighs in at just 3.35 ounces and is actually smaller than the iPhone it connects to; although it is slightly thicker at just over half an inch. It comes complete with a built in rechargeable battery and USB charging cable. It displays images of up tp 50-inches in qHD resolution (960 x 540) and is compatible with the iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation) and iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS.

The ipico will be available in white only, in time for the 2012 holiday shopping season. The price will be around $129; which seems like good value to me. It could come in very handy to those of us who like to share media or give a quick product presentation on the fly. Could you see yourself using a portable projector like this one? Is the price reasonable enough for it to become a popular way to share media?


UK editor at iMore, mobile technology lover and air conditioning design engineer.