Asus’ latte dispenses motion pictures as an alternative of espresso and milk
Asus introduced its new ZenBeam Latte at CES 2021 at the moment, and it’s sort of cute. It’s a cellular film projector that appears like a one-eyed, fabric-covered mini-robot of kinds. Importantly, it fires out its 720p picture utilizing as much as 300 lumens of LED mild, making it brighter than capsule projectors we’ve seen from the likes of Anker, and it has an built-in 10W Harman Kardon-tuned speaker system as well.
Weirdly, Asus insists that its projector appears like a espresso cup.
It doesn’t. It’s not the fitting form (simply watch the video!), and why would a “homey” espresso cup (Asus’ phrase) be grey as an alternative of a wonderful brown? Asus additionally claims it’s “the primary projector to supply a cloth exterior,” which is demonstrably false.
After all, you can not drink Asus’ latte as a result of it solely dispenses mild and sound. It might probably wirelessly undertaking your telephone or an HDMI gadget, although.
So take into account this a possibility, gadget makers: construct the espresso cup that Asus didn’t. Simply make certain it lasts longer than a film — Asus quotes three hours from a 6,000mAh battery — and will get shiny sufficient to create a decent-sized display screen. Asus says this one can produce a 40-inch image when positioned one meter from the wall, 80 inches at two meters, and a most of 120 inches (presumably at three meters). Don’t anticipate a 300-lumen projector to be very shiny at 9 ft away, although.
Asus says it’s coming to the US within the second quarter of the yr, however there’s no phrase on pricing.
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