Read the full Optoma Pico PK101 Pocket Projector review

The concept of the Optoma Pico Projector is incredible, the design is brilliantly conceived and hugely desirable in an iPhone kind of way, and there are even some signs of genuine DLP image quality. Unfortunately, the inevitable performance compromises involved in squeezing a projector into your pocket are just too significant to make the Pico truly useful. And call me old fashioned, but however much I might feel compelled to own the next funky portable gadget, I still expect that gadget to be useful as well as cool.

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January 20, 2009, 9:33 pm

Might be interesting on a red-eye flight {i.e. dark} & project onto the seat infront {with headset} ...

Martin Daler

January 21, 2009, 1:16 am

"So why in God's name am I reviewing it?"

so, are you reviewing it in God's name, or in TrustedReview's name? To me it makes a difference.


January 21, 2009, 3:56 am

Can I make a suggestion?

You guys review plenty of cameras - fair enough, some of them come down to this end of the UK so that Cliff can have them, but amongst those of you at the TR office, you must have the odd compact lying around. It'd be great if you could take some test shots of projectors in action and upload pictures, as I've always wanted some sample images of what the projected image looks like.


January 21, 2009, 4:19 am

@Darfuria - you know this would have to be taken in the dark, right? And we wouldn't be able to use any flash photography...

If anyone can get a clear shot amongst us only Cliff or Jay can!!

Mathew White

January 21, 2009, 2:07 pm

6 pages of review for this item and you couldn't squeeze in a snapshot of the projected image on the office wall?! come on, chaps!

Jay Werfalli

January 21, 2009, 5:37 pm

Not that straightforward, but it is possible to take a picture of the projected image in the dark with studio flash, but it'll need to be a longer exposure using a static projected image. However, as we've said in the past, our freelancer (who does not work in our offices) is not commissioned to take photos. That said, we're in the process of getting one in here directly, so if that comes through we'll sort you guys out.

Jaden Cheng

August 11, 2013, 9:36 am

You wrote five pages but you don't even give a picture of the projection?

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