Comment by Projector Reviews staff:
Because of their small size and low price, Pico projectors are a hot item for traveling professionals and for students as well! We are currently readying a new Pico and Pocket Projector Roundup, which will include the MPro150 from 3M. We are excited to learn more about the 2 new models just announced, the MP160 and MP180. The first thing we notice is that these new models are rated at 15 lumens brighter than the MPro150, which can be significant in certain situations. Please read on for more information from 3M.
Two New Pocket Projectors from 3M Help Simplify the Life of the Business Professional
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — The 3M Company is introducing two new products in its award-winning line of pocket projectors. The 3M MP160 and 3M MP180 offer 30 lumens of brightness, an unprecedented, full, two-hour battery life and SVGA resolution, making it easy for business professionals to share presentations, video and more virtually anywhere.
Both new pocket projectors were 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(TM) connectivity and Bluetooth® compatibility enable Internet browsing and file transfer from laptops or smartphones. The MP180 also features an integrated MP3 player, 4 gigabytes of internal memory, a micro SD card slot, and USB so people can, literally, grab and go.
For those looking for a more streamlined device, the MP160 offers the same brightness, resolution and portability as the MP180, at a lower price point. This projector is sold with VGA and composite video cables, which makes it easy to connect the MP160 to virtually any gadget that outputs video.
Both the MP160 and MP180 feature more powerful stereo speakers, and an audio output, so users can connect headphones or external speakers. In addition, both have an integrated flip stand, tripod and a variety of input cables, so they are 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, car charger, and presentation binder.
“The 3M MP160 and MP180 truly offer something for everyone,” said Mark Colin, vice president, 3M Mobile Interactive Solutions Division. “The MP180′s unmatched versatility and extensive feature set is perfect for the mobile road warrior while the MP160 is an ideal accessory for those who don’t need a lot of extra features and prefer a straight pass-through device. 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 MP160 and MP180 are now available for pre-order from shop3M.com and amazon.com. Orders will begin shipping in early October. The MP180 has an estimated price of $399 and MP160 has an estimated price of $349. Optional accessories for all 3M pocket projectors are sold separately.
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