Late last year, I had a look at the AAXA P4 pico pocket projector. It was a handy little gadget that even had Windows Embedded under the hood. Continuing to move forward, AAXA Technologies has now introduced two new additions to its pico projector family: the P4 WiFi and the P4-X.
Both of these take on much the same form factor as before, but they come with a couple of notable changes. The AAXA P4 WiFi, as its name clearly indicates, now boasts WiFi connectivity. This works in tandem with the Windows CE operating system to give you more flexibility for projected presentations on teh go. They’ve also upgraded the brightness from 80 lumens to 100 lumens, using Osram’s new converter green technology. Sold as a combo with the keyboard-mouse unit, the AAXA P4 WiFi will be retailing exclusively through the AAXA website for $399.
As a more budget-friendly option for consumers, the P4-X is a little cheaper at $299. It doesn’t have Windows, but there is a mini-HDMI port that is good for 720p videos, as well as pictures, text, and music. You get 80 lumens in DC mode and 60 lumens in battery mode leveraging DLP tech from Texas Instruments and Vibrant-Color technology from AAXA. Battery life is rated at 75 minutes.
See the full press releases below for more info.
AAXA Technologies Introduces the World’s Brightest WIFI Pico Projector
The new AAXA P4 WIFI Pico Projector features WIFI connectivity and 100 Lumens of Brightness
Santa Ana, CA May 1, 2012
AAXA Technologies, the leading manufacturer of Pico projectors, has announced the release of the P4 WIFI Pico Projector, a mini-projector featuring WIFI connectivity and a 100 lumen light engine. The P4 WIFI is AAXA’s latest revision of the popular P4 Pico Projector model. The new P4 WIFI enhances mobile capabilities by adding 802.11 WIFI connectivity to the existing Windows CE operating system. The previous Texas Instruments DLP powered light-engine is improved with Osram’s new “converter green” LED technology which boosts brightness from 80 to 100 lumens. Combined with AAXA’s proprietary Vibrant-Color™ technology AAXA claims the P4 WIFI can deliver “high brightness and deep colors for a rich viewing experience up to 80”.
Powerful Mobile Device
“The P4 WIFI is the most powerful and fully-featured projector in its class. Designed for today’s on-thego executive the P4 employs a robust Windows CE 6.0 processor, a fast WIFI connection, 2GB of onboard memory and is capable of playing 720p videos, high resolution pictures, and supports an array of 3rd party apps including Microsoft Office mobile, internet browsers, Adobe PDF viewer, mobile games, and a variety of other Windows CE applications. Coupled with the wireless keyboard and mouse the P4 WIFI can function as a true mobile computing platform! Additionally with the P4 WIFI’s 1-watt speaker the P4 can serve double-duty as a standalone multimedia system.
True Pocket Projector
At less than 5.6” long, 2.7” wide, and 1.2” tall the P4 is a true pocket projector and includes a premiumgrade lithium ion battery capable of 75+ minutes of operation. Additional features include an advanced wireless keyboard and mouse, adjustable tripod, 1280×800 VGA input, Micro SD Card slot, USB on-the-go, composite video input, and 3.5mm headphone jack.
AAXA Technologies World’s Brightest Battery Powered Pico Projector gets 720p HD with HDMI connectivity
AAXA’s P4-X Pico Projector now comes with HDMI and a lower price point
Santa Ana, CA, May 17th, 2012
AAXA Technologies Inc, a global leader in pico projection technology, has unveiled the updated version of the brightest battery-powered pico projector on the market. The P4-X now includes a mini-HDMI digital input allowing high-definition digital video and audio sources to be connected. The portable mini-device now packs more functionality than before while still maintaining the diminutive form factor that enables the P4-X to fit comfortably in a pocket. The heart of the P4-X is the high-brightness optical engine incorporating 15,000 hour LEDs, Texas Instrument’s DLP technology and AAXA’s Vibrant-Color technology. The P4-X’s high-brightness optical engine is capable of delivering 80 lumens in DC power mode and 60 lumens in battery mode – almost double the battery brightness of most pico projectors. The operating time is 75 minutes on a built-in lithium ion battery or unlimited when plugged into a wall outlet.
The P4-X Pico Projector lets users spontaneously share photos, videos or other digital media with family and friends anytime, anywhere. With its powerful ARM-based MP4 Media Player the P4-X can play 720p videos, pictures, and even text and music. The P4-X also accepts a variety of media inputs including mini digital HDMI, VGA, and composite video. The array of inputs enables the P4-X to connect to Android devices, Apple devices, tablets, blu-ray players, laptops, game consoles, and a multitude of other digital devices.
A True Pocket Projector
There’s always room for the P4-X. At less than 5.6” long, 2.7” wide, and 1.2” tall the P4-X is a true pocket projector that fits comfortably in a laptop bag or briefcase. The P4-X epitomizes mobility with a premium-grade lithium ion battery capable of 75+ minutes of operation anytime, anywhere. Coupled with the onboard media player and speaker, the P4-X can double as a pico projector or an all-in-one mobile multimedia center.
The P4 is my favorite pico to date. Lot of news on iphone picos lately but the brightness for those just isn’t there yet. Hopefully I think once you get to the 60-80 lumen range pico projectors become a lot more useful. For now I’ll stick with the non adapter type pico for my iphone
Wow HDMI I didn’t know they made hand held models like this. Seems like a good bedroom.
bedroom projector* woops!
Ya the Wifi on the P4-Wifi seems like such a no-brainer combo. Plus it has that 100 lumen LED engine, netflix from any room seems easy
Man actually Optoma PK 301 had minihdmi and support of 1080p wideo with external sourse of image, a year ago or even more then it, and now PK 320 does the same thing :)
So it is not soo new, but still can not understand why P4 wi-fi with it’s 100 lumens, have not got miniHDMI included in it? Only in P4-X there is minihdmi but no wi-fi and no OS on board. :(