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Optoma's PK201 Pico pocket projector takes on-the-go projection to the next level. Ideal for mobile business presentations or sharing entertainment with friends, the palm-sized PK201 performs powerfully with 20 LED lumens brightness and 16:9 WVGA widescreen resolution. The mini HDMI port provides carefree connectivity to your favorite devices. At home or on the road, the PK201 is sure to impress.
At a Glance: Palm-Sized Versatile Performer
Liberal memory: MicroSD card slot allows for memory expansion up to 32 GB
Big picture: Project large widescreen images of up to 70"; diagonal
Long life: LED light source lasts over 20,000 hours while producing excellent color
Flexible: Full assortment of I/O ports, including USB, VGA, HDMI and video, allow for easy connection to most analog or digital devices
Match Your Life with Optional Accessories
iPod kit – Share the fun from iPods, iPhones and iPads
Remote Control – Control presentations directly from the PK201 with a convenient IR remote
Mini HDMI cable - Easily connect to DVD players, Blu-ray players, set top boxes and more
Female USB adapter – Project images and videos from USB flash drives
Pint-Sized & Powerful: With the look and feel of a full-sized projector in a miniature package, the Optoma PK201 pico projector unlocks content from a variety of sources, wherever you find yourself. The projector, which slips comfortably into a pocket, produces images of up to 70 inches for sharing in small groups gathered in a normally lit room. The PK201 delivers crisp and saturated images and can be used with just about any video source, including portable media players, smart phones, laptops and more. This projector provides quality images that will please anyone who requires mobile display or wants to share media while on the move.
Control Your Experience: The PK201 integrates DLP®; and LED technology that allows for maximum image brightness while maintaining image detail. User controllable brightness settings extend battery life. In addition, the microSD card slot lets you share up to 32GB of images or videos from other sources quickly and easily.
Excellent Image: Supporting a native widescreen resolution of 854x480, the PK201 allows you to create captivating projection performance from a variety of hi-res source devices and media files. Offering 20 ANSI lumens brightness, this projector delivers solid viewing in ambient light.
Live Long: The PK201 offers LED-based projection rated at 20,000 hours of run time, cutting ownership costs with a light source that lasts a projector's lifetime
Leading the DLP Market in the Americas
Optoma Technology is the leading manufacturer of Texas Instrument's DLP®; projectors in North and South America. TI's DLP features multi-color processing to produce accurate and vibrant colors on the screen.
Optoma's product line offers products designed to meet the needs of any kind of user, from mobile professionals, gamers and home theaters to much large theater installations. Designed and built to deliver reliability, usability and image quality, Optoma projectors help users get the most out of their digital content, encourage collaboration and communicate clearly and effectively. Optoma projectors are designed to provide the features that you need today and a path to grow into other capabilities as you need them.
Green by Design
As an Optoma ProJect Green™ projector, the PK201 has been designed and manufactured for eco-friendliness, to:
Employ long-life materials and components
Use components that are lead-free on all printed circuit boards
Use no polystyrene foam in the packing materials
Comply with RoHS standards to phase out the use of hazardous materials
One 0.5-Watt Speaker, Headphone-Out
Native WVGA (854 x 480)
Silent (No fans or moving parts)
WXGA (1280 x 800) through VGA adapter; HD (1080i) through HDMI
5.6 oz (159g) with battery
20 LED lumens Bright mode
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.4" x 0.7" x 4.6" (60.6 x 16.6 x 117.7mm)
2000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
1 Year limited Parts and Labor, 90 Days on Battery
LED (RGB); Estimated life of over 20,000 hours
Up to 1 hour
100% NTSC Color Gamut
Projection Distance Image Size (Diagonal)
10"; to 126" 5" to 70" (16:9 native)
Power Adapter, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, Male USB Cable, Standard A/V Cable (RCA to Mini-Jack), Universal to VGA Cable, Bag
16:9 native; 4:3 compatible
iPod Kit with A/V Connector, Universal to Component Cable, Universal to Female USB Cable, Additional Standard Battery, Mini HDMI to HDMI Cable
This package includes the Optoma PK201 projector, power adapter, rechargeable Li-ion battery, male USB cable, standard A/V cable (RCA to Mini-Jack), universal to VGA cable and carrying bag.
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Optoma's PK201 Pico pocket projector takes on-the-go projection to the next level. Ideal for mobile business presentations or sharing entertainment with friends, the palm-sized PK201 performs powerfully with 20 ANSI lumens and 16:9 WVGA widescreen resolution. The mini HDMI port provides carefree connectivity to your favorite device. At home or on the road, the PK201 is sure to impress.
I first heard of the Omtoma PICO projectors years ago. Sounded great, but at the time, you could not plug them into a video source like VGS or HDMI and project directly - you had to download material to the projector. Too limiting. But when I came across the Amazon.ca email ad with the PK201, I was intrigued - you can connect it up to a standard VGA port and use operate it at up to 1280x800 (native 854x480) or on HDMI at 1080i - WOW!
Onboard memory is tiny (28MB), so if you want to store media on the device, you might want to use a micro-SD to add up to 16 GB of storage.
The unit comes with a VGA cable and a USB cable but not the HDMI cable.
The quality is astounding for the tiny size of this unit. Quite bright, although use at largest projection sizes really needs at least a somewhat dim room.
Highly recommended for the road warrior. Even just having it as an emergency backup unit could be extremely valuable.
One thing I have an issue with - the included software from ArcSoft for converting media seems to have a problem with converting PowerPoint 2003 files on a computer with PowerPoint 2010. I get an error message saying I have to make sure PowerPoint is installed on the computer. I have not tried PowerPoint 2010 format files (which seem to be supported in the ArcSoft software because it lists (.ppt and .pptx as available file types to convert). I do not have this problem when using a computer with PowerPoint 2003 installed.
I had purchased this item when the price had fallen to less than 250$ per unit. At the time, I was looking for an alternative to having a TV in my home, as my house is less than 400 square feet. The idea of a projector was entertained, but the units seem large and bulky, though they are easy to store. When price comparing, I was amazed at how this projector could make a screen that easily matches a 50x50 and was a 1/3 of the price of a TV and could be put just about anywhere.
The projector works better in almost complete darkness, and one of my corners always seems blurrier than the rest, but I've used this to watch movies on my ceiling, in my basement, at friend's places. It plug and plays off of my netbook and off of a micro SD card.
I would suggest this to most people who want the flexibility of the minimalist lifestyle and still own STUFF. lol Buy the little stand that comes with it, it is very much for the 15$ you'll pay (or less if you buy it elsewhere I imagine).
I had the Favi B1-LED-PICO and this is a big upgrade even if the Lumens are lower.
The first thing I noticed is that there is no fan. The Favi was extremly noisy.
The second thing is that it is much smaller and lighter. The one thing is that the Favi came with the remote and the Optoma Pico does not.
Third thing is that the Optoma has a 1 hour battery and the Favi has no battery at all.
The Optoma is 16:9 ratio and double the contrast of the 4:3 Favi.
The picture is clear and bright. Of course this is not a unit that is meant to replace your flat screen or a full size projector. I have an Optoma full size projector with 2600 Lumens and it's not in the same ball park. Don't compare apples and oranges.
I paid 200$ on the classifieds and it's worth every penny.
You might think I have it out for the Favi, I don't. Just comparing the two.