BenQ has unveiled its latest portable projector, the BenQ Joybee GP1 mini projector. This device is built around a 0.45″ Texas Instruments SVGA DMD (Digital Micromirror Device) that supports a native resolution of 858×600. It uses a three LED light source and consumes 60 watts of power with a 1 watt standby. It outputs 100 ANSI lumens, with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, automatic keystone correction, and a built-in 2-watt speaker. Its dimension is 136mm x 54mm x 120mm and weigh only 0.64kg, it will easily slip into your man bag, although the bulky power unit doesn’t fit into the case provided.
Input connection capabilities include D-sub 15 pin for PC and component video connectivity, composite video, USB reader Type A, and RCA. For around £30 extra, you can also buy a dedicated iPod dock. The Joybee also features a USB port that enables you to playback content from USB thumb drives. The USB reader supports baseline and progressive JPEG, BMP, GIF, and TIF files. Supported movie formats (720×480 NTSC, 720×576 PAL) via the USB reader include AVI (xvid, 3ivx, and MJPEG), and MP4, MOV, 3gp, and 3g2 (MPEG-4, MJPEG). The Joybee also supports subtitling in SMI, SRT, SUB, ASS, SSA, and PSB text file formats.