Taiwan company is back with a new Joybee mini projector. Successor the GP2, the new Joybee GP3 is just a minor update with similar features and an identical look. It has improved brightness and better contrast ratio and wireless streaming capabilities though. Same as the GP2, the new model has a built-in dock for iPhone and iPod that allows users to show videos, photos and even games on a big screen of up to 160-inch. The new iPhone/iPod user interface allows users to access iPhone/iPod files directly and easily.
The palm-sized projector is based on DLP projection system and features 1280×800 native resolution. It is able to display 1.07 billion colors and offers 300 ANSI Lumens brightness and 10,000:1 contrast ratio. The OSRAM Q9 can provide up to 30,000 hours of life in SmartEco mode. The new ‘Stream to Me’ feature lets users to projector videos, music and photos wirelessly from their iOS, Android or Windows devices using any DLNA-compatible apps. There is also PC Display Mode for showing content from Mac or PC with screen mirroring. It has built-in 2W speakers with SRS WOW HD to deliver good quality sound.
Like many portable projectors, the Joybee has built-in media player for PC-free projector. It can project media files and documents directly from a USB flash drive or SD memory card. Supported formats include Adobe PDF, Word, PowerPoint and Excel files documents and AVI, H.263, MOV, MP4, XviD, FLV, MP3, APE, FLAC, OGG, WAV, JPEG, BMP and PNG media formats. It has 2GB of internal memory for storing your files.
The short-throw projector is able to project 40-inch images at 1 meter distance. You can find HDMI 1.3, D-sub, Composite, Component, RCA audio input jacks and a USB Type A for USB drive/hard drive, USB mini for USB display and file transfer, and a SD/SDHC (up to 32GB) card slot.
BenQ is launching the GP3 portable projector in May gloablly.