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Optoma Unveils Industry’s First iPod Sound Dock With Built-In Projector




Neo-i Gives Plug ‘n' Play Audio Video Compatibility to Portable Media Players & Other Source Components

Optoma, the world's best-selling brand of DLP projectors and leader in Pico projection technology, has introduced the Neo-i, the first all-in-one iPod® sound dock with built-in Pico projector, giving digital media device users plug ‘n' play compatibility in one transportable, tabletop device. Complete with built-in a 16-watt stereo speaker system and additional inputs to accommodate just about any source component, the Neo-i provides users with a simple, unique audio/video solution.
 

"The Neo-i offers a unique solution to a marketplace that is increasingly dependent on portable devices for both audio and video content," said Jon Grodem, Optoma's senior director of sales & marketing. "This gives them a simple, all-in-one solution for sharing that content." 

The Neo-i combines a 50 ANSI Lumen Pico projector delivering an image of up to 120" in native WVGA (854 X 480 pixels) resolution in 16:9 format, with a 16-watt stereo system that employs a bass reflex design within the 2-speaker system, resulting in a louder, fuller sound. The effective dynamic range of the audio was also increased, resulting in a listener perception of greater bass and dynamic range. The Neo-i also incorporates Class D amplifiers for maximum efficiency and can be also be run using an optional battery pack. The docking station accommodates all iPod, iPhone® and iTouch® devices. Users will have three options for accessing and controlling their media selections: From the control interface of the iPod/iPhone device; the included IR remote control; or through the backlit control panel on the Neo-i, itself. Metadata, such as song and video titles and artist names, can be displayed by the projector to make playback management easier. And the Neo-i also charges the iPod/iPhone while docked in the unit. 
 
 
The Neo-i also incorporates A/V inputs for external devices that expand its usability beyond the iPod or iPhone. HDMI and VGA ports allow connection to laptops, Blu-ray players, and Apple TV. In addition, an optional accessory kit provides connectivity to the iPad. While not categorized as a portable device, the Neo-i's small size (12.8" x 8.9" x 3.1") and light weight (less than 2.5 lbs) make it easily transportable. And its low operating temperature and instant on/off feature enhance its portability. Additional product details and specifications are available at http://www.optoma.com/ 
 
MSRP: $449

 

 

 Optoma Neo i dock and projector
 
 
 

 

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