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MiLi HI-P60 Power Pico Projector

Mili HI-P60 Power Pico Projector

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Review There sure is a buzz about compact, portable "pico" projectors thanks to notion that they will allow us to cast content kept on mobile phones up onto a handy wall, cinema style. Coupling one with an iPhone, China's Hali-Power, operating under the brandname Mili, reckons it has a winning combination.

MiLi HI-P60 Power Pico Projector

Mili's HI-P60 Power Pico Projector: compact

The Mili HI-P60 Power Pico Projector - to give the gadget its full name - is a chunky clamshell unit that's eminently portable. The top part pivots round to expose the lens and reveal a basic control array. The other half has a dock connector placed so the iPhone or iPod lies flat back against the base, screen upward.

And there's a flip-out stand that angles the iPhone section toward you while the business end points forward.

The HI-P60's controls are touch-sensitive and a gentle tap is all that's required to activate the projector and adjust the volume. Just call up a video file or photo slideshow on your iPhone and you're ready to sit back and view it. Bundled cables and adaptors allow you to hook up composite-video and VGA sources.

Power is provided by the projector's AC adaptor, but the unit also contains a 1200mAh removable battery able to sustain the device for the two hours the manufacturer recommends as its maximum continuous running time.

MiLi HI-P60 Power Pico Projector

The stand could be more sturdy

Why two hours? The Mili gets rather warm. To quote the sticker on the back: "Phenomenon of heating is normal, however, turn off for rest is suggested after display of two hours."

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