Acer’s newest addition to its line of pico projectors, the C120, has the handy feature of being able to be powered by a PC via a USB connection making it an ideal gadget for high-quality presentations on the go.

The ultraportable projector has an LED lamp, allowing for instant use and shut-down, while still providing vibrant images. Its native resolution provides a 16:9 aspect ratio at WVGA resolution (854x480) while its maximum resolution is WXGA (1280x800) in a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Acer’s senior director of product marketing, Chris White, said that the model will be a powerful tool for businesspeople, consultants, real estate agents and “anyone who needs an ultra-portable projector that will make their presentations even more effective”.

He explained, “It’s very convenient to use and provides a range of usage scenarios, making it the ideal companion for anyone that gives presentations on the go.”

This USB 3.0 power option allows for faster display of the images at a bright 75 ANSI lumens, but an AC adaptor option also allows for the projector to display at 100 ANSI lumens. The LED light source has a 20,000 hour life and the C120 can project clear images from as close as 15.75 inches and as far away as 12.14 feet.