Toshiba's new LED-based pico projectors won't shake the world with VGA resolutions, 14 lumens and just 80 minutes of battery life, but we have to admit the Lumileo P100 and Lumileo M200's focusing dial and keypad do look a spot more stylish than some of the cubes and rectangles we've tried. And while we've just pretty much described the P100 model in full, the M200 has an additional feature that might be worth your while -- like the 3M MPro, it plays back video (including DivX), Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF files directly from 2GB of internal memory or your microSD card of choice, with no attached PC required. Otherwise, both project up to 60-inch pictures from VGA or "TV in" ports not shown here, and both will appear in Europe to claim an unspecified amount of that continent's discretionary cash during the fourth quarter of this year. PR after the break.
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LUMILEO P100 & LUMILEO M200: Toshiba adds two powerful LED-pico-presenters to the accessory portfolio

Portable stand-alone LED-pico-presenters project crisp pictures and offer a long battery life – ideal for private and business usage


Berlin, Germany, 2nd September 2010 – Toshiba Europe GmbH today unveiled a new range of portable pico-presenters: the LUMILEO P100 and the LUMILEO M200. Thanks to an energy saving LED light source, the light-weight presenters offer a long battery life of up to 80 minutes. Targeted at private users and professionals alike, the deep-blue LUMILEO devices project large, clear and crisp pictures from a wide choice of sources. The LUMILEO P100 and the LUMILEO M200 will be available during the fourth quarter throughout Europe.

Small presenters, huge demand

"From sharing photos stored on a mobile phone, playing games or browsing the web, to carrying out a business presentation to a prospective customer – these new products offer the opportunity to overcome the limitations of display sizes of portable electronic devices which often tend to be very small," says Marco Perino, General Manager Digital Life Products and Services. According to Display Research1 the demand for pocket presenters will increase with a
compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 88% for units between 2010 and 2018.

LUMILEO P100 – handheld presenter for business and fun

Though the LUMILEO P100 is a very small device that fits into even the smallest pocket, the pico-presenter punches above its weight: Its long-lasting LED light combined with the high-quality optics allow users to project pictures up to a size of 152 cm (measured diagonally) onto a wall. The energy-saving LED technology and the high-capacity battery allow users to display videos with full brightness for up to 80 minutes without need to recharge the battery. In lower light conditions that allow a reduction in brightness, the battery life increases accordingly. The pico-presenter can be connected to, and project content from laptops, smartphones, digital cameras, games consoles and portable media players.

LUMILEO M200 – two in one device stores and displays content

With its internal storage capacity of 2 gigabytes, the micro SD card slot, and the built-in media player, the LUMILEO M200 can even work without an external storage device. This makes the small portable presenter a very versatile stand-alone device. Ease of use for undiluted fun or slick business presentations The small size of the deep-blue LUMILEO devices doesn't compromise usability. An easy-to-use wheel helps to adjust the focus, while a five-way key pad helps to navigate the menu.

LUMILEO P100

Facts & Figures

• RGB LED
• Resolution: VGA (640 x 480)
• Luminous flux: 14 Lumen (typical)
• Image size (diagonal): 20 cm - 152 cm (8" - 60")
• Connector: 24 pin connector (VGA, TV in)
• Manual focus and zoom
• 0.5 Watt stereo speaker
• Measures: 116 x 50 x 18 mm3
• Weight with battery: 145g
• Battery life: up to 80 min with full brightness
• LED source lifetime: up to 20,000 hours

LUMILEO M200

Facts & Figures

• RGB LED
• Resolution: VGA (640 x480)
• Luminous flux: 14 Lumen(typical)
• Image size (diagonal): 20 cm - 152 cm (8" - 60")
• Connector: 24 pin connector (VGA, TV in)
• Manual focus and zoom
• 0.5 Watt stereo speaker
• Measures: 132 x 53 x 23 mm3
• Weight with battery: 145g
• Battery life: up to 80 min with full brightness
• LED source lifetime: up to 20,000 hours
• 2GB built-in memory
• Micro SD card slot
• Built-in multimedia player
• Play back H.264, MPEG4, AVC, WMV, DivX (video); JPEG, BMP (photos); MP3, WMA (music); Microsoft Word® / PowerPoint® / Excel® and Adobe PDF files
• Stereo headphone jack
• mini USB port, composite video (NTSC/PAL)

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