Taiwan-based projector manufacturer Vivitek has unveiled its first pocket projector, the Qumi, in a bid to venture into the pico projector market.

This DLP projector can be hooked up to a variety of mobile devices, including digital cameras, smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Tipping the scales at just 600g, the Qumi is capable of an impressive 300 ANSI lumens brightness, has a 2,500:1 contrast ratio and WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution.

However, reviewers have highlighted its short battery life of just one hour at 50 lumens, pointing out that using the full 300 lumens would drain power extremely quickly.

The Qumi's main asset is that it is the first pocket projector of its kind to feature 3D-ready technology. The connection panel includes a mini HDMI, audio port, USB and a universal I/O port. Plus, there is a microSD card slot.

While the Qumi may not be as small as a typical pico projector, it still makes an excellent pocket projector. It is ideal for sharing digital content and would be suitable for work or play.

Vivitek manufactures a range of digital projection and display products, which are sold through authorised dealers, distributors, retailers and system integrators. The Qumi is expected to be available worldwide in May.