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General Imaging's iPico: A Solid Pico Projector for iDevice Sharing

Laura Clinton, January 29, 2013

Overview

The fast evolving pico projector market has produced devices that can help us multi-task through our lives. Having played with several already, I've found that some auxiliary bells and whistles could tempt a gadget lover to excuse low resolution simply because of a novelty attribute, like a fancy carrying case. But General Imaging's iPico hand-held projector, with a supported resolution of 960 X 540 and LCoS display knows exactly what it is: a solid pico projector for use ONLY with the iPhone 3GS, 4S, 4 and the 3rd and 4th generation iPod.

The iPico is a very unassuming projector. At first sight, I flashed back to my original Nokia cell phone. It is 4.44 inches by 1.89 inches by .67 inches and only weighs in at about 3.6 ounces. It easily nestled into the cell phone pocket of my purse. The iPico comes packaged with the projector, a USB cable, and a cleaning cloth. In order to charge, the manufacturer recommends using your iPhone or iPod power adapter. You must push up the iPhone/iPod connector to reveal the micro-USB port, which is under it. After about 2 hours of charging, you are ready to slip your iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S or iPod (3rd and 4th generations) onto the 30 pin connector. Instead of acting like a phone sleeve, such as the Brookstone Pocket Projector for iphone, this pico projector acts more like a podium for your device. It does have two rubber grips to add stability, but I'd exercise caution and refrain from letting clumsy hands near it.

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Reader Comments(5 comments)

Posted Mar 12, 2014 10:14:15 AM

By kenny

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the projector only has enough power to play for 15 minutes after a full charge and while still on charge. As in even on charge it drains 10x faster then it charges.

Posted Feb 10, 2014 3:04:55 PM

By Woody

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Projector came in DOA (sorta), the unit powers on and projects but will not connect to my iphone. the connector ribbon was broken...

Posted Dec 6, 2013 1:21:31 PM

By bre

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Works great, just have to follow the procedures exactly.

Posted Aug 31, 2013 10:30:21 AM

By TankGirl

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The ipico projector is junk. It won't even charge. And there is NO info or help to fix it anywhere!

Posted Jan 29, 2013 7:53:50 PM

By Elaine Tait

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In the market for a projector for business and pleasure,. this was helpful thank you

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