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Aaxa introduces 'world's first' XGA micro projector

AAXA Technologies has announced a new LED micro projector, the M2, which weighs a pound and offers XGA resolution and 110-lumen image for $369.

Aaxa's M2 LED projector weighs in at a pound and offers 1,024x768-pixel resolution for $369. Aaxa Tech

Mainly because of mediocre image quality, the Pico projector market just hasn't taken off as some thought it might. But we're seeing a new trend in mini projectors: go a little bigger and offer improved performance.

That's the idea anyway behind the Aaxa M2, which the company is calling the "world's first" XGA micro projector. It weighs in at a pound, produces a "vivid" 110-lumen image, and has some built-in memory and a media player (you can play files right off the projector). Here are the specs that Aaxa is highlighting (the adjectives aren't ours, so take them with a grain of salt):

  • Native XVGA (1,024x768) resolution
  • Ultrabright 110-lumen LED light engine
  • Vibrant color technology with RGB LEDs
  • 1GB built-in memory plus SD-HC and USB readers
  • HDMI, VGA, and Composite AV inputs
  • Excellent text clarity and contrast
  • Media player (MP4, MP3, AVI, JPG, etc.)
  • Optional iPod, PSP, smartphone input cables
  • Price: $369
All in all, the specs and price seem good, but we'll reserve judgment until we actually see the projector in action. Last time we tested an Aaxa Pico projector, the L1 Laser, we had high hopes for it but came away disappointed. Hopefully, that won't be the case this time.

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The M2 has 1GB of built-in memory but can also play files off of USB drives and SD cards. Aaxa Tech