Lightware unveils two new microportable projectors
By Macworld Staff
MacworldJUL 15, 2001 5:00 pm PDT
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.