Lightware unveils two new microportable projectors
By Macworld Staff
If you travel and need to perform presentations using digital projectors, you might be interested in two new microportable offerings from
Lightware. The company said that its Legend LX-8 and LS-8 are available each at half the price of the nearest competitive products.
Both units utilize Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology. The LX-8 provides native XGA (1024×768) resolution while the LS-8 provides SVGA (800×600) resolution with XGA compatibility. The LX-8 costs US$2,695, and the LS-8 retails for $1,795.
Each projector is about the size of a hardback novel, according to Lightware, and measure about 2.3 inches deep. The 800-lumen projectors can fit into a bag with a laptop and room to spare. For users who don’t want to bulk up their luggage with a laptop, Lightware also makes available products that enable the Legend series to operate with a Handspring Visor PDA or AverEPack digital slide presenter.
Each projector offers features including digital zoom, keystone correction, freeze-frame and “HyperZoom,” which allows presenters to enlarge tiny images on the screen. The Legend projectors also incorporate a one-watt speaker, and include a wireless remote control.