Designed to complement Samsung’s Galaxy line of tablets and smartphones, the company’s new EAD-R10 Mobile Beam Projector is curved like a handset, instead of the standard projector brick, so it more easily slips into your pocket. It’s just too bad its specs harken back to pocket projectors from a few years ago.
With just 20 lumens of brightness and a resolution of 640×360 it’s far from being on the bleeding edge of pico projector technology. But by using slightly older components the Beam ends up with a smaller form factor than the Galaxy S III and a price tag of just $US221. At launch the EAD-R10 appears to be a South Korean exclusive, but since it appears to be a nice alternative to a hefty projector-imbued phone, here’s to hoping Samsung releases it elsewhere soon after.