We’ve seen any number of different micro projectors, none of which had a brain of its own. That’s not the case with ODIN, which the first such device that runs Android; or at least first such device we’ve heard of.
Anyhow, it has successfully finished its campaign on Kickstarter and is ready to enter the production. Folks behind the project were looking to raise $250,000 and they’ve surpassed that goal by almost $20,000. Those who paid at least $445 will get their units in December; and then the device will hit regular stores with a MSRP of $845.
Specs wise, the ODIN sports a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and built-in stereo speakers, which allow folks to use it as a wireless speaker. Android 4.4 KitKat is running the show, and yes – you can install any app on ODIN and beam it to the wall.
When it comes to the lamp ODIN uses, it’s pretty much what we would expect from any portable projector – it’s a 115 lumen bulb with 1000:1 contrast ratio, and resolution of 854×480 pixels. We would love it even more if it was HD, but I something’s got to give, I guess.
The ODIN comes with a 3,000 mAh battery that promises a little over an hour of entertainment at full brightness or two hours in the so called “portable mode.” Alternatively, if you use ODIN as a wireless speaker, you can get up to 8 hours of music playback; though that’s not the point.
I’m kinda sad I haven’t caught ODIN before, cause now you can’t get it. I thought it’s worth talking about nevertheless. Hopefully, this won’t be the last Android-powered portable pico projector and that soon enough, we’ll be choosing between multiple different options. 😉
In the meantime, here’s ODIN’s promo video. Additional details, if you need ’em, are available from this page at Kickstarter.