It's hard to believe it, but the same people that brought us those creepy, cuddly talking cub dolls are planning to market a projector line. Their varied products can be used for anything from backyard outdoor movies to Powerpoint presentations in meetings.
Don't expect the tech to be packed into an animal carcass. WowWee means business with its Cinemin suite, and they are calling on Texas Instruments to give them the muscle to deliver.
The announcement states, With WowWee's Cinemin suite of projectors, a cafГ© becomes a boardroom, a camping tent becomes a theater, and Grandma's curtains become a life-size digital picture frame.
No offense to granny, but if curtains can sub as an outdoor movie screen, this probably isn't top-of-the-line stuff. Still, they could snag some backyard theater enthusiasts, with compact enclosures and prices ranging from $299 to $399. Three products will fill out the Cinemin line:
The Cinemin Swivel pico projector ($299) is the size of a candy bar, and promises three hours of movie-watching via a built-in battery.
The Cinemin Stick pico projector ($349) includes 4GB of internal memory and an expandable SD card memory slot.
Last, but not least, the Cinemin Station pico projector ($399) is the size of an alarm clock, designed to deliver images from an iPodand has the dock to prove it.
The Swivel is expected in June, with the others coming by the end of 2009.
Source: "WowWee Cranks Out Compact Projector Line by Rachel Cericola- Electronic House. Read full article at: http://www.electronichouse.com/article/wowwee_cranks_out_compact_projector_line/C157