Dos Owls has launched a campaign over at Kickstarter to fund the creation of an Android powered projector that fits in your pocket. Well, that is if you have a large pocket. The device itself is compact and can basically be described as a mini Android PC with its own projector. The aim is to reach a goal of $250,000 goal and $142,830 has already pledged with 28 days still left in the campaign period.
Odin runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and comes with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, speakers. It is relatively small measuring 4.3″ W x 6″ L x 1.8″ H and weighs approximately 17 pounds. It is designed so that content can be shared easily not just from a smartphone but form a laptop as well.
- Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, 1.6GHz
- Android Operating System 4.4 KitKat
- 2GB DDR RAM
- Wi-Fi (B/G/N)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 16GB Internal Memory
This device uses a O.3″ DMD (Direct Micromirror Display) display technology and uses an LED light source with a rated life span of 20,000 hours. It is capable of resolutions of WVGA (854 x 480), a contrast ration of 1000:1 and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. There are two USB ports, a single HDMI port and a 3.5mm TRRS audio port available for use. It comes with its own battery pack which can provide up to 2 hours of power. For extended use the power cable must be connected.
Since Odin runs on Android users will be able to fire it up and install their favorite apps and games on it. They can use a USB keyboard and mouse or use a Bluetooth wireless controller as an input device while images are projected on a wall without the need for a separate monitor.
Some of the popular uses of this device are as follows
- Stream movies from Netflix and Hulu
- Access files from Dropbox or Skydrive
- Surf the web on a Chrome browser
- Use Google Docs and Office 365 to work by connecting a keyboard and mouse
- Play Xbox on a big screen
- Stream music from your phone to the Bluetooth speakers
- Express your creativity in new ways – use as a guide to paint a mural, in an art display, and more
Its display quality is quite good as it uses DMD technology. When Odin is placed one yard away from a wall it can project a 25-inch image. When placed 10 yard away from the wall the image projected measures 250 inches.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, and HDMI. Users will be able to connect their Xbox or PlayStation and enjoy playing their favorite games on a projected display.
Odin is expected to ship out by December of this year. If you wish to support this campaign you can head out over to the link below. A pledge of $499 allows you to get the early bird special Odin projector which normally costs $845.