Held in Las Vegas, CES 2016 is well underway and attracting thousands of visitors from around the world with rows of displays featuring the next generation technology that will dominate the market in 2016 and beyond.
The projector market is becoming increasingly popular as home cinema owners and events organisers try to find the biggest and the best technology available, and this is certainly clear at the tech show's latest event, which features a number of brand new projection devices that are set to take 2016 by storm.
The Panasonic PT-DZ21K2 is an impressive 20,000 lumen projector that has been designed to work in a multiple broadcast environment alongside LED screen display systems and professional sound systems, making it an ideal choice for large-scale events. The potential of this impressive device has clearly already been noted by some of the world's top organisers, prompting an announcement by Panasonic at CES 2016 that the projectors have been selected for use at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Casio EcoLite XJ-V2
Casio has focused more on the education and office settings with its CES offering, the EcoLite XJ-V2. The latest addition to the popular and environmentally friendly EcoLite series, the XJ-V2 rejects the wasteful lamp light source for a combination of laser and LED to provide 3,000 lumens of brightness while remaining as "green" as they come. The projector also turns on and off immediately, making it the ideal, greener choice for education settings.
The ASUS ZenBeam E1Z and ZenBeam E1 are portable, pocket-sized LED projectors that have been designed for use with mobile devices. The E1Z has been specifically developed to work with Android and Windows devices, particularly ASUS' own offerings, such as the ZenPad. Features include a 150 lumen output based on DLP technology, as well as a rechargeable battery that allows users to project images and videos without the need for a power source. The E1 offers a similar range of features but offers wide ranging compatibility that makes it ideal for the gadget connoisseur.
Pushing the boundaries of projection advancement, Cerevo have outdone themselves with a Robotic Transforming projector known as Tipron. Controlled by an Android app, Tipron is a robot sidekick capable of transforming into a three-feet high projector, displaying 720p HD images of up to 80-inches. Although it doesn't take the typical form of a modern projector, this brand new robot is marketed towards a home entertainment audience seeking something truly special for their pound. This hardly little robot is also rechargeable, and it can last two hours on a single charge, making him the ideal house guest for those hoping to impress at the touch of a button.