We can't say with any degree of certainty that AAXA
's recently announced M1 "micro projector" truly is the brightness of the miniaturized bunch
, but it's certainly brighter than the vast majority we've had the
pleasure of seeing ourselves. Most pico projectors pack between 8 and 12 lumens
, and up until now, AAXA's own P2
was widely consider the best for using in partially lit rooms due to its 33 lumen rating. The M1 doubles up on that figure, bringing 66 lumens to the table along with a native SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, 1GB of onboard memory, an SD card reader and optional iPod, PSP and DVD cables. Said display is up for pre-order as we speak for $299, while the M1 Plus -- which supports VGA and composite AV inputs -- will set you back $359.