LG to debut slimmer, bluetooth-enabled projectors at CES
LG Electronics plans to expand its lineup of Minibeam projectors with three new models, which will make their debut at CES 2016 next month in Las Vegas. The three LG Minibeam series models—the PH550, PW1000, and PW1500—feature both Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity for “unparalleled freedom and viewing convenience,” LG said.
And, improving upon the one-hand grip design the Minibean series is known for, the three new models shrink even further in size.
“With more variety than ever before, LG Minibeam projectors offer enhanced portability with wireless connectivity for an enjoyable viewing experience anytime, anywhere. We look forward to officially unveiling the newest LG Minibeam series at CES 2016,” Brian Kwon, President and CEO at LG’s Home Entertainment Company, said in a statement.
As LG explained, the PH550 eliminates the need for wires due to its triple wire-free connectivity, which lets users send content from their smartphone or tablet directly to the projector using WiFi mirroring-enabled Screen Share. Users can also connect speakers wirelessly to the projector through Bluetooth, and even unplug from the wall for up to two-and-a-half hours of viewing on a rechargeable internal battery.
For an upgrade in picture quality, consumers can look to the PS1500 and PW1000. The former is able to render images at 1,500 lumens—the brightest in the Minibeam series, according to LG. Meanwhile, the PW1000 with its 1,000 lumens offers the same features of the PW1500 at a more competitive price.
The new Minibeam series models are planned to roll out in the U.S. and key European markets in the first quarter of 2016.