Every day it seems that another company invents a new gadget that is compatible with your smartphone.
So it's relatively unsurprising that a new iPhone projector case is about to hit the market.
Brookstone's new Pocket Projector case will run you a $230 bill, which is relatively cheap considering the price of other projectors. It's powered by Texas Instrument's Pico projector technology - and it's conveniently attachable to your iPhone 4.
The perks? The projector will work with any app that supports video-out through a dock connector, according to Gizmodo. This means you don't need to port over any fancy software onto your phone.
It also comes with a rechargeable battery that will let it run for a few hours.
Of course, there are some drawbacks. The specifications for the projector say it will be able to display a fifty-inch rectangle on the wall. But a writer for Wired reported that if you "want anything bigger than small TV screen, you'll need to turn out the lights."
But perhaps the convenience factor of the projector will help outweigh its negative aspects. It's small, compact, and easy to bring around. Attorneys who are juggling briefcases, laptops and a giant file of court documents might appreciate not having to lug a heavy projector around. And it might be useful in a variety of different scenarios.
Lawyers can use them in meetings, and even in closing arguments. Have a power point or slide you really want the jury to see? Just whip out your Pocket Projector!
The iPhone Pocket Projector is available for pre-order on the Brookstone website, though it won't be shipped out until the week of November 21.
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