Although startups and small businesses have used crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to bring their ideas to life, established companies have been using these platforms more and more. The latest to do so is Philips, which has listed its compact PicoPix Max projector on Indiegogo.
Philips Projection says it was chosen to launch on Indiegogo to start a conversation with potential buyers directly. In return, early adopters will benefit from exclusive sponsor access to behind-the-scenes processes and a discount on the cost of the PicoPix Max short-throw smart projector.
The Max can project a Full HD resolution image of up to 120 diagonal inches at 800 ANSI color lumens. There is automatic keystone correction and autofocus to make setup less difficult. It has built-in stereo speakers, 16GB of onboard memory, a battery that lasts up to 3 hours, and a computer brain built around a 1.5GHz quad-core processor that runs a custom version of Android.
The top panel is touch-enabled for menu navigation, there’s 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, as well as microSD, HDMI, and USB-C, and it tips the scales at just 850g (1.8lb). And LED bulbs are reported to have a lifespan of more than 30,000 hours.
The 5.35 x 5.28 x 1.97 in (136 x 134 x 47.5 mm) PicoPix Max will come with a tripod and travel bag, promises start at € 419 (approximately US $ 460) and if all goes according to plan, it will be He estimates that the shipment will begin in October. The video below has more.