BenQ Reveals Smart All-In-One LED Mini Projector

BenQ America has introduced the Colorific i500, a compact device that combines wireless streaming, short-throw LED projection and integrated audio.

Thanks to its short-throw lens, the i500 projects images up to 80 inches from as close as three feet from the wall or screen, enabling supersized movies, shows, apps and games in WXGA (1280 x 800) native resolution.

 Supporting a variety of streaming content, the i500's Colorific technology features a long-life LED light source rated for 20,000 hours without lamp replacement and is capable of projecting high-definition videos with supreme clarity and sharpness. Its vertical keystone correction means the projector can be placed at an indirect angle without any distortion.

On the other side of the dual-sided device users will find a pair of 5W fine-mesh-covered chambered speakers specially tuned to produce clear voices and rich sound quality without external audio connections. When the i500 is not projecting, it can double as a portable Bluetooth speaker system.

The i500 comes out-of-box-ready with the latest software is preloaded with popular streaming services and apps such as YouTube, Spotify, Vimeo, Netflix, Hulu and many others.

The i500 works via wireless LAN with no other connections required, and it can play video or music content from a USB stick or display Excel, Word, or PowerPoint documents without a PC. For even more convenience and versatility, the projector offers a selection of the latest inputs, including HDMI x 1, USB 2.0 x1, USB 3.0 x 1, audio I/O as well as a mic in.

The BenQ i500 is now shipping in North America.

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