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LightPad projector laptop hybrid

A mouse for your smartphone

Projecting onto another surface

Projecting off the screen

LAS VEGAS--Tiny projectors might soon be a standard feature on smartphones, but until that happens there's the LightPad.

Demoing here at CES, the LightPad is a pico projector mixed with a keyboard and trackpad. You plug in your phone and it beams out whatever is on the screen to a nearby wall. But its main feature is that you can flip up the lid and turn it into a laptop of sorts, with software that adds a virtual mouse.

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The LightPad sports a 854 by 480 pixel display.
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The LightPad will ship in the second quarter of this year.
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Creator QP Optoelectronics hasn't named the price, but says it would likely be around $300.
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