Aiptek PocketCinema V10 review

30 Jan 2009

Price when reviewed 
293
4

When you're doing a lot of travelling, you'd think the last thing you want to lug around with you is a projector. Aiptek's PocketCinema V10 aims to change that perception: it claims to offer a projected image of up to 50in, but measures just 56 x 125 x 23.5mm (WDH) and weighs 160g. It's a marvel of miniaturisation and it works as advertised: it can project video and pictures directly from SD card, its 1GB internal memory, or live via the composite video input. Don't expect desktop projector levels of performance, though. Brightness is just 10 lumens, which means a darkened room is a necessity even at small screen sizes, and resolution is limited to 640 x 480. The price is high, too, at ?255 exc VAT, but for pure convenience the Aiptek is a little wonder.

Details

Price ex VAT £255
Price inc VAT £293
Overall rating 4
Image quality 3
Features & Design 5
Value for Money 3

Basic specifications

Projector technology LCoS
Resolution 640 x 480
Lumens brightness 10 lumens
Speakers? no
Speaker type N/A
Speaker power ouput N/A

Dimensions

Dimensions 56 x 125 x 23.5mm (WDH)
Weight 160g

Optics

Max diagonal image size 1.3m

Video inputs/outputs

VGA inputs 0
DVI inputs 0
S-Video inputs 0
Composite video inputs 1
HDMI inputs 0
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 1

Data ports and connectors

Front panel memory card reader yes
Other memory media support SD

Audio inputs/outputs

3.5mm audio input jacks 1
RCA (phono) inputs 0