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Meet The World's Smallest Projector

A Chinese company called DBest has released what we believe is the smallest portable projector in the world at CES 2011, measuring only 88x56x21mm and weighing only 83g.

The P01 is roughly 30 per cent smaller than most other pocket projectors we've seen in the past and uses LCOS display technology to bring down power consumption and size.

It boosts a nominal luminance brightness of 15 lumens and has a resolution of 640x480 pixels which should be fine; we would have prefered a 800x480 pixel model with a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Dbest says that the bulb will have a life span of 20,000 hours and should be able to project pictures of up to 50-inch from a distance of two meters.

It has a manual focus control and only needs a USB port which means that in theory, you could have more than one projector connected to a computer; the P01 should be available soon in the UK and pricing has yet to be confirmed.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.