Palm Held Projector From Acer

Broadening its family of consumer and commercial projection solutions, Acer has announced two new LED projectors designed specifically with portability in mind.  The K135 unit can fit into the palm of a hand and is smaller than an A5 sheet of paper. It can deliver a 62-inch image from two metres at 500 lumens.  Its larger sibling, the K355, is the size of a magazine and capable of a 40-inch image from 1.2 metres with a brightness of 1000 lumens.

Broadening its family of consumer and commercial projection solutions, Acer has announced two new LED projectors designed specifically with portability in mind.  The K135 unit can fit into the palm of a hand and is smaller than an A5 sheet of paper. It can deliver a 62-inch image from two metres at 500 lumens.  Its larger sibling, the K355, is the size of a magazine and capable of a 40-inch image from 1.2 metres with a brightness of 1000 lumens.

"We designed the K135 and K335 to make projection simpler, quicker and more versatile", said Daniel Goffredo, Head of Commercial Client Product at Acer Computer Australia, "Not only are both models ultra-portable and quick to set up but they can also be used completely without a PC making them the perfect travel projector."

These projectors are designed for both commercial and consumer use – whether conducting a presentation, watching movies or big-screen gaming. Both can be transported anywhere and be up and running in a matter of seconds, claims the company.

Using LED lamp technology, both projectors eliminate warm up time with instant on/off functionality and with the brand new Acer eDisplay user interface, can connect to multiple devices.

By using Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) technology, both the K135 and K335 can be connected to a smartphone or tablet to project the device interface.  Using a single cable, all videos, images and important files on mobile devices can be mirrored to the screen. When connected via MHL, the projectors charge the devices as well.

For those looking for a wireless alternative, both projectors support MiraCast using the optional wireless adapter. The wireless adapter also unlocks DLNA multimedia streaming to share music, video and photos over a network from DLNA supported devices.

They have the ability to read Microsoft Office and PDF documents directly from USB or memory card, removing the need to connect to a PC when doing a presentation. Compatible memory cards include SD card for the K335 and MicroSD for the K135. In addition, both projectors can also play photos, videos and music directly from USB or memory cards with support for a wide range of codecs and formats. The K135 also comes with 2GB of internal memory to store presentation files.

Both projectors have a native resolution of 1280×800 and are able to reproduce sharp detail and fine print in HD quality. Both models have a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and use DynamicBlack technology to display dark scenes at optimal black levels while still maintaining original brightness and vivid colour.  The lifespan of the LED lamp used in each model is significantly greater than a traditional lamp, rated at 30,000 hours while maintaining consistent performance. The LED lamp also allows a richer colour gamut compared to other technologies. Both models are also 3D ready using a compatible 3D vision kit.
 
When it comes to connectivity, the K135 has a USB port, MicroSD, MHL/HDMI, audio out and a universal I/O port for RGB.  The K335 has composite video, VGA, Mini USB and both audio in and out. It also has a full-sized USB port, MHL/HDMI and sports an SD card reader.

RRP
K135 from $699
K335 from $1029
Availability: From 1st October 2013

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