Genius shows off interesting projector screen at CeBIT

genius projector screen Genius shows off interesting projector screen at CeBIT

If you're familiar with Genius, then you've mostly likely encountered their input peripherals which are generally quite affordable, if not exactly being the best kit you can get out there. At CeBIT the company was showing off something that we didn't really expect to see, a portable projection screen with built in speakers.

If you're familiar with Genius, then you've mostly likely encountered their input peripherals which are generally quite affordable, if not exactly being the best kit you can get out there. At CeBIT the company was showing off something that we didn't really expect to see, a portable projection screen with built in speakers.

Mobile projects are anything but a rare occasion these days and we've even seen phones and camcorders with built in projectors these days. Genius was demoing a fairly typical LCOS projector at its booth at CeBIT with standard VGA resolution which we were told should retail for about US$250 when it arrives later this year, but it wasn't at all what caught our eye.

genius projector screen Genius shows off interesting projector screen at CeBIT

Instead, the company was demoing the projector on a portable projection screen which featured a pair of flat speakers. What makes this projection screen so special is that it folds flat, so not only is it easy to store and travel with, but thanks to its unusual design, it can be used virtually anywhere. The screen itself uses a special material to allow for improved image quality in bright light for LCOS and LED lit DLP projector which in general aren't very bright.

We were also surprised by how loud the flat speakers were, as they were only about one centimeter thick, yet managed to produce some very clear audio, despite the fairly noisy show floor. There wasn't much bass to speak of, but the audio was more than good enough for something like a video presentation, although it's not really what you'd want to use for watching a movie on. With a US$139 MSRP the mobile projection screen is also quite affordable and although we don't know the exact screen size, we'd estimate it at somewhere around 32-inches, i.e. much larger than your average notebook screen.

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