Photos: Hands-on with the Samsung P400 pocket projector

Ever wanted a cinema in your pocket? Now you can, thanks to this super-cheap, super-portable, sub-projector from Samsung

One of the funkiest new gadgets we've seen on our trip to South Korea is the Samsung P400 pocket projector. Okay, 'pocket' is something of a misnomer -- it's about the size of a Mac Mini , so you'll need baggy clown trousers if you want to carry it around with you, but we're sure you get the idea.

Not only is it pretty small, it's also lightweight -- we're not sure how heavy exactly, but it's certainly under 1kg. It sports an attractive glossy black finish, an internal battery pack that can keep it running for approximately 2 hours away from the mains, a built-in speaker, plus composite and D-Sub video inputs.

It only runs at SVGA resolution -- 800x600 pixels -- but that's higher than the resolution used by DVD movies and, indeed, consoles such as the Nintendo Wii and PS2. The quality of the image was commendable, too. We managed to get an image size of approximately 50 inches from around 2m away, and the 150 ANSI lumens brightness was certainly watchable -- even in a room that was reasonably well-lit.

Like it? We do, too. Have a look at the pictures over the following pages, then reach in your wallet -- it's yours for €699 (£555). -Rory Reid

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