Philips is banking on its family of projectors to open the doors to entertainment. The brand has just added two new portable references to its catalog: a transportable all-in-one (PicoPix Max) and the GoPix 1, a mobile projector to accompany a smartphone.
Philips continues to strengthen its projector range with the presentation of two new models. Specialist in projection solutions, the brand has been trying for several years to offer easily transportable products called PicoPix. The range welcomes a new representative with the launch of the Philips PicoPix MaxTV, a portable projector presented as a “All-in-one portable entertainment unit”. The PicoPix MaxTV indeed manages the sound and the image by taking again characteristics already seen on the PicoPix Max. The projector offers 1080p (Full HD) image definition up to 120 inches at 60Hz, with HDR10 support. This new model uses 4-channel LEDs and TI DLP Cinema technology to claim good brightness while the LED life expectancy is 30,000 hours.
The Philips PicoPix MaxTV projector. © Philips Projection
Philips PicoPix MaxTV relies on Android TV to access streaming services. It is Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney + certified and integrates the Google Assistant. Relatively compact, with dimensions of 158x150x119 mm for a weight of 1.96 kg, it has an HDMI port, a USB 2.0 port, a USB-C port, as well as a digital audio output and analog. Connectivity is provided via Wi-Fi 5 while Bluetooth 5.0 allows you to pair a remote control, a gamepad, but also speakers.
The projector is also based on an autofocus driven by AI, an automatic correction of the trapezoidal distortion (vertical +45 degrees), a correction of multiple images and the correction of the 4 corners, specifies the manufacturer. A light sensor is also integrated to provide adaptive brightness. On the sound side, the device has an integrated 2 × 12 watt 2.1 audio system with a dedicated DSP.
Transportable, it claims an autonomy of 4 hours in projector mode. It is possible to achieve 10 hours of battery life using the PicoPix MaxTV as a portable speaker. The projector can be connected to laptops, smartphones or even to a game console. For this last activity, Philips announced an input lag of 16 ms and a refresh rate limited to 60 Hz.
The back of the Philips PicoPix MaxTV. © Philips Projection
Philips announces that the PicoPix MaxTV will be available from November 5, at a price of 899.99 euros. It will come with HDMI and USB-C video cables as well as an international charger.
Philips GoPix 1: an ultra-compact projector to accompany the smartphone
The main novelty on the side of the “Projection” branch of Philips is the announcement of the GoPix 1. First model of a new family of “Projectors-companions” smartphones, the Philips GoPix 1 is very compact with its 7.8 cm wide by 12 cm deep for a height of 1.8 cm. Barely heavier than a large format smartphone (245 g), it incorporates a DLP Cinema chip designed by Texas Instruments allowing it to project an image of 854 x 480 pixels of 75 inches. Even if it supports Full HD videos (1920 x 1080 pixels), the device is therefore satisfied with an image below HD (720p).
The Philips GoPix 1 was designed to accompany a smartphone. © Philips Projection
Despite its pocket size, it has a mini-HDMI port and two USB-C ports for charging and video. A 3W speaker is also part of the game while the autonomy can climb up to 2 hours in eco mode, thanks to the 3600 mAh battery. The GoPix 1 is announced to be compatible with smartphones, tablets and laptops “Whatever the operating system”. For Philips, its arrival marks the brand’s entry into a new segment dedicated to mobility.
The Philips GoPix 1 will be marketed on November 20, at a price of 299.99 euros. It will be accompanied by a remote control, a tripod, USB-C and HDMI video cables.