A Dock to Project Video from Your iPhone, iPad or iPod
By Edward N. Albro
I’d file the Cinemin Slice under the heading of Cool, but Limited. This dock for iOS devices contains a pico projector. Pop in your iPad, iPhone or iPod and the Slice will project video from the device as large as 60 inches diagonally across.
I saw a demo of the Slice in a crowded exhibition hall at CES Unveiled tonight. Since there was no way to darken the room, the folks from Cinemin projected in a 3-foot long cardboard tube. So obviously, not ideal conditions. Still, the image the Slice projected seemed a bit soft and the colors bled into one another. Whether it would do better in a darkened room is hard to know.
But for a one-trick pony, the Slice doesn’t come cheap: $430. If you’re really committed to using an iOS device for all your video needs, that may make sense. Otherwise, it might make sense to spend your money on a more versatile projector.
Here’s a short video showing the Cinemin Slice in action.
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