SHOWWX on a Plane

Miguel Khoury

April 21st, 2010
by Miguel Khoury

SHOWWX’er Soundkite has taken his laser pico projector for a flight, and recorded his experience.

His description:

This airplane ride proved to me that cramped spaces are no problem for my pico laser projector, the SHOWWX. I used a piece of matte board for a screen. Hooking this projector up to an iPod Touch, I had my mobile theater in my sweatshirt pocket. No more need for that portable DVD player and the videos always stayed in focus no matter where I pointed it! It also beat the pants off those on board monitors in the seats.

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6 Responses to “SHOWWX on a Plane”

  1. michael Says:

    the viewing experience from the airplane seat does not appear obviously better than the small bright LCD display. it would be difficult to bring the foam board without accidentally bending it. is that the value of bringing one’s own content?

  2. Ethan Says:

    The idea is to carry your own content in your shirt pocket and be able to watch it anywhere! The screen is bendable mat board, not foam board. The projection really was better than the on board screens, IMO (hard to show with a video camera). And remember, not all planes have on board entertainment, and you still have to pay for that. Thanks for commenting!

  3. JC Says:

    Actually, exactly, you got the point. This device can be your “small bright LCD” on a plane, a big screen TV in your den, a 200″ movie projector outdoors, your projector for business presentations, etc., etc., etc. And all in something that’s the size of an iPod. Really amazing.

  4. eddie Says:

    What is the advantage of this vs an ipad?

  5. HL Says:

    It seems to me that the advantage is it’s modularity. While the iPad form factor is reasonably small, this is still smaller for an equal sized or larger image. It can also be connected to numerous sources, along with the equally small iPod Touch/iPhone. I’m not sure how rigid “mat” board is, (matte?), but it seems that a completely foldable screen material would make an even more reflective and portable screen. In fact, I think Microvision should bundle such a swatch of material, say 36″ diagonal, with each projector.

  6. Sean Says: