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New 3M Mobile Projector Brings Social Sharing Back to Real Life

Press Release  |  Sep 14, 2011

MP225a Compatible with Apple® Devices

ST. PAUL, Minn. (September 14, 2011) - You've spotted the next Chocolate Rain, Nyan Cat or "Downfall" parody video on YouTube. So, how do you share it in real life? Until recently, real-time, in-person photo and video sharing involved family and friends crowding around a cell phone, video camera viewfinder, tablet or laptop screen - not ideal in terms of image quality, size, visibility or ensuring everyone can see. Now, an easier solution is at hand.The 3M Mobile Projector model MP225a is a compact, half-pound device designed for use with Apple® iPads®, iPods® and iPhones®. It allows people to project images up to 80-inches against virtually any flat surface.

The latest product in 3M's award-winning line of mobile projectors, the 3M MP225a is ready to use right out of the box. Crisp, SVGA resolution, and a full, two-hour battery life make the 3M MP225a ideal for backyard movie nights, road trips, family reunions, weddings and more. An optional VGA cable, available separately for purchase, allows seamless connection to laptops. "It's a great addition to the home, allowing people to bring a big-screen experience to almost any room in the house." said Craig DiLorenzo, global marketing manager, 3M Mobile Interactive Solutions Division. "From showing family photos, videos of school events, or even watching your worn DVD of It's a Wonderful Life, this holiday season won't just be about making memories, but sharing them, with the 3M MP225a."

Debuting this month, the 3M MP225a is available in a matte white finish with red accents and for an estimated price of $299 at,,,,, and For more information, please visit, follow us on Twitter @3MMobilProjectr or "like" us on Facebook at

About 3M Mobile Interactive Solutions Division

3M Mobile Interactive Solutions Division (MISD) serves users of the world's estimated five billion display-capable mobile electronic devices. The division leverages 3M's leading position in light management and film technologies, as well as, over 50 years of award-winning projection technology. 3M MISD's Projection Systems business is comprised of the company's innovative line of mobile projectors, interactive super-close projection solutions and mobile device accessories for the consumer, business, and industrial markets.

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $27 billion in sales, 3M employs about 80,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.