Excerpt: Optoma picked an appropriate moniker for its Lilliputian-size video projector. The Pico PK101 isn’t just small, it’s almost inconceivably tiny. It measures just 1.97 inches wide by 4.06 inches long by 0.59 inches thick, and it weighs only four ounces.
Pros: Crisp, bright display at distances up to about six feet; incredibly small, battery powered, built-in speaker.
Cons: Needs a very dark room for best results--and a battery yswap to play a feature-length movie.
LED Projector Review – Optoma PK101 Pico Projector
8 May 2009
Conclusion: The Optoma Pico PK101 is certainly fun to play with. You’ll have to decide, however if you have a use that makes sense. The Pico is all about portability, tiny, lightweight, and battery powered.
Pros: Incredibly portable, less than half the bulk of a pack of cigarettes, Simple to use, Composite video input, Video quality is not bad, considering, Comes with spare battery. One fully charged battery should provide up to 1.5 hours of use in the bright mode, Relatively quick recharge (4 hours or le...
Excerpt: The pocket rocket we’ve been packing in our pants recently (full name: Optoma DLP EP-PK-101 Pico Pocket Projector) is one of the first mini projectors to hit the market. It’s also one of the best, even though a number of flaws spill from the tiny device.
Pros: Perfect projector for parties. Rectangular lens creates wide image that keeps the image from stretching. Fine picture quality, 8-96 inches. Startup time > 4 seconds. Dead-sexy hardware.
Cons: Lithium-ion batteries die after 2 hours’ use; how are we supposed to watch our Battlestar marathon? Battery recharge time 4 frakkin’ hours. Suck-tastic speaker. Unless you have a video-out adapter, you can’t project Office docs from your PC. Projector gets hot enough to fry bacon after running 30...
Summary: The $399 Optoma PK-101 Pico Pocket Projector is an amazing engineering accomplishment, something we might not even have dreamed of ten years ago. But, as was the case with the similar 3M MPro110, this may be a technology in rapid transition.
Excerpt: Have you ever had a video to show some friends on your iPhone? What usually happens is everyone crowds around to get a glimpse of what’s going on, and in reality, only a couple people can actually see what’s going on. The Optoma Pico Pocket Projector solves that problem for you.
Excerpt: We were expecting a lot from Optomo's Pico PK101 after being left unimpressed by Aiptek's Pocket Cinema V10. The two projectors are remarkably similar, both being roughly the size of a large mobile phone, and are able to show images up to between 50in and 60in.