Posted By Simon Montford on March 2, 2015
Beam is a small 100-lumen projector (commonly known as a Pico project or mini beamer) that can be connected to any light socket. It is capable of 20,000 hours of operation, contains an LED light, two 2-watt speakers and 8GB of storage capacity. Any electronic device can be connected to Beam, including mice, keyboards, game controllers, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers, and smartwatches.
According to the company's Kickstarter campaign, Beam turns any flat surface into a big screen, whether it’s a table, ceiling, floor or wall. It also enables users to listen to music via its speakers. Beam can be programmed to do a wide range of things, such as play music or display certain content at specific times each day, or whenever somebody turns on connected Bluetooth speakers or starts the Beam app. Other similar products are also available, such as Flicks, or the Touchpico by Touchjet, and if you want a smartphone with a pico projector, check out the Samsung Beam.
You can pre-order Beam on Kickstarter for $399 (£260), and the estimated shipping date is October.
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