Microvision Updates Its Laser-Powered ShowWX Pico Projector

One of my favorites gadgets from CES this year was Microvision’s ShowWX pico projector, which they’d grafted onto a motion-sensing gun controller and plugged into an FPS. The laser-based image source means no focus is necessary, and there’s no display lag. Well, they’re updating the line with a new one that looks sleeker and certainly is brighter.

The ShowWX+ uses the same laser illumination, but they’ve upped the lumens to 15. Other, traditionally lit pico projectors are hitting 20, even 30 lumens, but they don’t have lasers. The resolution is comparable, at 848×480.

The price has also dropped a bit; while the original debuted at a wallet-punching $550, the new one costs only $450 (still a chunk of change) and the original will drop to $400. Affordable in a relative sense. It also will plug right into an iOS device with its little adapter. Very handy for impromptu YouTube viewings (though the sound on these things is pretty weak).

I’ll have one of these soon to review, so hold tight and I’ll let you know if you should pick one up before the holidays come around.

[via Pico Projector Info]