3M’s MP180 sets a new standard for pico pocket projectors

3M’s release of the MP180 sets a new standard for the infant industry of pocket projectors with a brighter bulb, better resolution, more features and a longer-lasting battery than many competitors.

Built for business professionals and “mobile road warriors,” its SVGA resolution will make your presentations look better, even in brighter settings. And it won’t die on the third slide of your powerpoint: It’s good to go for two hours on battery.

It’s got WiFi, so you can use the integrated web browser through the touchscreen on the top to find and display web content – or snatch someone else’s powerpoint presentation from pppst.com if you spent the first night of your business trip drinking rather than making one. Though, you may want to do this at the hotel and save it to the 4GB of internal memory before you get to your meeting.

Use the Bluetooth, WiFi or a USB connection to play movies. Plug in your headphones and wear down the battery on the way there using the integrated MP3 player. Slide in the micro-SD card from your cell phone to show off the photos of your pub catch to your buddies once you’re back in town. No task is too much, too extreme, too demanding or too unprofessional for the MP180.

“The 3M MP180 is our brightest and best-equipped projector to date,” writes Mark Colin, vice president of 3M Mobile’s Interactive Solutions Division. “Its unmatched versatility and superior image quality is perfect for the mobile road warrior. And, with two-hours battery life, people can rest assured that they will be able to get through just about any presentation without needing to recharge.”

A bonus? At $450, it’s easy enough to pass off as a business expense.

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The 3M Company Ushers in a New Era in Pocket Projection with the MP180

32 Lumens, SVGA Resolution, Full Two-Hour Battery Life, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Offer Unparalleled Experience

2011 International CES
ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pocket Projectors burst onto the consumer electronics scene just three years ago. Sleek and cool, they promised to revolutionize the industry, but one question remained: can they really deliver a full-length presentation? With the 3M MP180, the latest in the award-winning 3M family of pocket projectors, the answer is a resounding “yes.” The MP180 offers 32 lumens of brightness and SVGA resolution for extraordinary image quality, while delivering a full two-hour battery life. This unprecedented combination makes it easy for business professionals to share presentations, video and more virtually anywhere. The 3M MP180 will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, upper level, booth 36526.

“The 3M MP180 is our brightest and best-equipped projector to date”
Designed with the on-the-go professional in mind, the MP180 allows users to present PowerPoint® files, videos, photos or documents, at the touch of a button. A touch screen makes operation a snap, while Wi-Fi™ connectivity and Bluetooth® compatibility enable Internet browsing and file transfer from laptops or smart phones. The unit will also support Adobe® Flash® facilitating easy viewing of Web pages and videos. The MP180 features an integrated MP3 player, 4 gigabytes of internal memory, a micro SD card slot, and USB so people can, literally, grab and go.

“The 3M MP180 is our brightest and best-equipped projector to date,” said Mark Colin, vice president, 3M Mobile Interactive Solutions Division. “Its unmatched versatility and superior image quality is perfect for the mobile road warrior. And, with two-hours battery life, people can rest assured that they will be able to get through just about any presentation without needing to recharge.”

The MP180 includes an audio output, so users can connect headphones or external speakers. An integrated flip stand, tripod and a variety of input cables, ensure it’s ready to use “out-of-the-box” with a wide range of today’s most popular video output gadgets. Available optional accessories include an adapter cable for Apple® products, and presentation binder with screen.

The MP180 is now available for pre-order and will begin shipping in late January. Visit the “Where to Buy” section of 3mpocketprojectors.com or shop3m.com to for more information. The MP180 has an estimated price of $449. Optional accessories are sold separately. For more information and live updates from our booth at CES, please visit www.3mpocketprojectors.com.

About 3M

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 76,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.3m.com.


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