A new device has been unveiled this week by QP Optoelectronics, called the LightPad projector, which has been designed to transform your smartphone into a laptop. The LightPad is made up of a pico projector and full-sized QWERTY keyboard and an 11 inch screen.
Simply connect your smartphone to the device and use the LightPad rear projection screen to view your apps and games. Currently the LightPad can handle 854 x 480 pixel display resolutions. But QP Optoelectronics is hoping to increase this in future models allowing it to handle 720p video. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
As well as using the 11 inch screen the projector can be turned within the LightPad to create a larger 60 inch projection. Allowing you to enjoy movies, or carry out presentations in style. Connectivity to iOS, Android, Win, Blackberry are supported via HDMI or MHL output, and the LightPad projector system will be showcased at CES next month.
James Lupino, QP Optoelectonics explains:
“The smartphone is becoming the primary computing device for consumers and professionals.” – “But their small display and keyboard greatly limit their application for serious users, especially for those who are seeking to replace their notebooks. LightPadTM addresses the main drawbacks of the user-interface of smartphones by utilizing dual mode projection technology. With high quality image display, versatile screen size, and super portability, LightPadTM enables a super smartphone for all applications. We expect the LightPadTM will be adopted widely as a must-have for smartphone users.”
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