Remember the days when "video projector" meant the same as "big, heavy thing you have to lug around?" Well, Taiwanese company Aiptek has just unveiled an updated version of a pocket projector that can display big pictures. The aptly named PocketCinema V10 combines a media player and a projector in a gadget measuring just 5 x 2 x 1 inches and weighing about 6 ounces. Despite its compact size, the PocketCinema V10 can project an image as big as 50 inches (diagonal).
The pocket projector uses LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) and White-LED technologies to produce a 4:3 image at VGA (640 x 480) resolution and 10 lumens of brightness. Even if you've got nothing worth watching in the surprisingly low 1GB of flash memory, you can connect it other devices like an iPod, camcorder, digital camera, game console or cameraphone. The PocketCinema V10 sells in Europe for $420.