Meet SK Telecom's tiny Smart Beam pico projector

Measuring just 1.77 inches wide, the cube-shaped beamer is small enough to fit in the palms of your hand.

The Smart Beam pico projector is shaped like a cube and fits nicely in the palm of your hands. Aloysius Low/CNET Asia

SHANGHAI, China -- Fancy a portable projector that you can bring anywhere in your pocket? SK Telecoms' Smart Beam projector may be just the device you are looking for.

Measuring 4.5cm (1.77 inches), the wide, cube-shaped beamer fit nicely in my palm. Weighing just 126g (4.4 ounces), it's as light as most mobile phones. The Smart Beam supports the MHL connectivity interface, and you can use any smartphone that supports this standard to connect to the pico projector.

Other key specifications include a battery life of 120 minutes, VGA native resolution, and 35 lumens of brightness via the DLP DMD projection system. While SK Telecom claims it's the brightest for its size, I'd add that you may still have to use this in a darkened room.

Retailing at around $300, the Smart Beam is already available in South Korea and will be heading to China.

There is a Micro-USB port for charging and a focusing dial. Aloysius Low/CNET Asia
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Aloysius Low is a Senior Writer at CNET covering mobile and Asia. Based in Singapore, he loves playing Dota 2 when he can spare the time and is also the owner-minion of two adorable cats.

 

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