The STEM PROJECTOR is the latest from Kano Computing, the British company behind the STEM PLAYER, the interactive music player which exclusively contained Kanye West's 10th album. This time, Kano Computing has highlighted the cinema side with a small video projector that fits in the palm of the hand.
With its very aesthetic circular design, the STEM PROJECTOR is a portable device that runs on battery. It is easily controlled with a haptic and circular touch slider, similar to that of the iPod. This slider allows you to navigate through stored content and personalize broadcast content by changing a movie's color palette, adjusting the playback speed, or changing the shape of the screen.
But the STEM PROJECTOR doesn't stop there! It also offers a mode called Galaxy that uses machine learning to label objects in a video stored on the device. This allows the user to view a stream of related clips for an even more interactive and personalized entertainment experience.
In terms of specifications, the STEM PROJECTOR has a brightness of 300 lumens (150 ANSI lumens) and offers a battery life of 4 to 5 hours of use. It is equipped with a microSD port and a mini-HDMI port and has a storage capacity of 256 GB. It can connect to wifi and is compatible with AirPlay and Chromecast functionalities, allowing you to stream content directly from another device. It also has a built-in kickstand for tilting at different angles, as well as a functional carrying pocket with a special slot for holding projection up high or on a ceiling.
The first 1000 copies are available for pre-order on the stem.tech website for $1000 and will be shipped in the spring. And for those who don't want to spend that much, don't panic! The price will then drop to $600 on a date not yet announced. So, are you ready to treat yourself to a cinema in the palm of your hand?