A few weeks ago I discovered a really cool new gadget for the iPhone called a Pop Video  – a mini projector for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
They had not been released at this stage and I could place a pre-order with the planned release date of June 1 2012. At a cost of $99 plus postage I thought I would place a pre-order but soon discovered that they weren’t shipping to Australia. Eventually I found a way to get it to Australia and it arrived last week.

New Pop Video

The projector is a neat little device that is very easy to use and nice and small to carry around.

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When you attached the Pop Video to your iPhone it will ask to download the required software.

Pop Video app

I found that one iPhone gave me download option but when using it on a different iPhone it didn’t, but it was just a matter of searching the app store and downloading it manually.
Pico Projector - App Store
Once downloaded it a simple matter of starting the app and away you go.

Pop Video App
The menu options include The Camera Roll, Videos, YoutTube, Web, Facebook,  Camera and Battery level

Pop Video Photos      Pop Video Selection     Pop Web browser     Pop Video Facebook
Pop Video Web address      Pop Battery      Pop Help Menu     Pop Informatiion

Pop projection example
This shows you on a small scale how the projector works.

It’s a bit hard to show how big the image was so to give you some idea of the scale I took a photo of my ceiling. The part of teh ceiling at the bottom left handside of the image is where I projected the image. It filled this whole area. The images of projection aren’t very clear but hopefully will give you an idea of the size of the projected image. The bottom two images are from the Coldplay video for their song Paradise.

ceiling    Pop projection  Pop projection - Coldplay    Pop projection - ColdPlay video - Paradise

Pop video state that the optimal projection range is between 13 and 130 centimeters and I had no troube at all getting a clear imaage as big  as 130cm.  Having its own Lithium-ion battery means that it doesn’t drain the power from your phone while you are using it.

Specs: It has a built in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery that when fully charged lasts two hours. Charging is easy with the supplied micro usb cable and takes about 4 hours to charge. The size of the pop video is Depth – 1.7cm, Width – 4.8cm Heigh – 11cm so it is small enough to put in your pocket.

All in all it is a very good little projector and at the price of $99 a bargin as far as I’m concerned.

You can find more information on the Pop Video website and I’m told that it won’t be long before shipping internationally is available.

I’d just like to say a special thank you to Darren Holm at Micron for being so helpful and answering all my questions.