When judged against the low expectations of pico projectors, the 3M MPro120 isn't bad, but it really isn't bright enough for projecting at larger sizes and it should include an adapter for Apple iPods and iPhones.
While it has a few small shortcomings and is somewhat pricey at $300, the sleekly designed Brookstone HDMI Pocket Projector is one of the better 2012 pico projectors.
Measuring just 1.77 inches wide, the cube-shaped beamer is small enough to fit in the palms of your hand.
Aaxa's L1 laser projector uses cutting-edge projection technology and has some excellent features, but its picture quality isn't any better than that of cheaper pico projectors.
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In March, Wowee One, not to be confused with WowWee, is set to release a tiny pico projector for iOS and Android devices, called the Vue.
There's no need to plug in an external source to run movies off this projector -- it runs Android, and fits in your pocket to boot.
A retractable dock on Micron Technology's upcoming Pop Video pico projector allows you to clip the unit onto your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Acer's new $259 C120 ultraportable projector can be powered by a PC via USB connection.
Optoma has started shipping its new PK120 Pico projector that's powered by a new Texas Instruments chipset and costs a reasonable $249.
Take a closer look at WowWee's line of Cinemin miniature video projectors, powered by DLP technology.