Asus E1Z puts LED projection in the palm of your hand
Say goodbye to HDMI: The E1Z is a pocket-sized pico projector that can play directly from your Android device with only a USB cable.
TAIPEI -- Portable projectors can be pretty handy, but what about one that not only has a massive 6,000mAh battery, but can play from your mobile device via a Micro-USB cable?
That's the idea behind the palm-sized E1Z from Asus, an LED projector that does away with the HDMI cable. Plug in your device via USB cable and you can project directly from your phone, tablet or whatever.
It's compact and very simple. There's an on button, a focus wheel, a Micro-USB input, a regular USB output and not much else. The USB output is particularly handy -- you can use it to charge devices from the projector's big battery.
The image projected was clear and crisp, but you're obviously not going to be getting Full HD video at 60 inches. What you can get isn't clear -- Asus hasn't announced any of the specs, so we've got no idea about brightness or resolution or even when it might become available.
The E1Z is rumoured to be getting a $200 price tag (roughly AU$260 or £130) but again, nothing is confirmed. If it does make that price point, it could be a good option for road warriors with a penchant for presentations or even something to pop in the bag on family vacations.