Vivitek Corporation has chosen the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 to launch its new LED-based Qumi pocket projector, which is aimed at enhancing the brand’s reputation for projection devices across a range of applications.

The diminutive device – which falls somewhere between a tablet device and smartphone in terms of size – is the first pocket, or 'pico' projector that is 3D-ready through the use of Texas Instruments' DLP Link technology.

It has touch-sensitive button controls and a sleek design, but the pleasing aesthetics do not stop it from being compatible with a huge range of input devices, including digital cameras, laptops, smart phones and tablets.

Vivitek’s general manager for Europe, Holger Graeff, explained that the new model gives the brand a complete range of projectors to fit virtually any need and application.

"We know that hours of operation, brightness and picture quality are key factors for users," he said. "The Qumi projectors incorporate the latest LED and other leading-edge technologies and features, such as 3D, to ensure that it is versatile enough to match the range of portable products out in the market."

The projector has native WXGA (1280x800) resolution, providing up to 300 lumens of brightness and a 2,500:1 contrast ratio. Its LED lamp has a lifespan of more than 30,000 hours, while its connectivity options include Mini-HDMI, Universal I/O (24-pin connector for VGA/component input), 3.5mm video-in and 3.5mm mini-jack audio-out.