The new SPUD is a 24-inch collapsing projector display, which can be used pretty much anywhere with pretty much any tech device. It is a high resolution display with speakers that, when folded away, it is about the size of a book. Imagine the extending your 15-inch laptop screen for the editing on the go, for the presentations with clients or at trade shows with this little device without the need for an actual physical screen.
When collapsed down SPUD measures 5.64 W x 2.17 H x 7.52 L and weighs less than 2 pounds. The screen itself is made from a material that has been crafted to reduce wrinkles for the better performance. Brightness of the projector is also adjustable for different use conditions from 350-785 nits. Native resolution is 1280×720.
Unlike conventional screens, SPUD uses a flexible polymer that is wrinkle resistant and it is easy to clean. Further, the attached casing keeps the mini projector of SPUD protected even under extreme conditions. You can set up the unit in less than 10 seconds due to its patent-pending innovative design. The cover over the arms blocks out ambient light and also helps to maximize brightness and contrast.
To mirror or project an image or video and operate SPUD is simple and completely no frills. Just connect your device to SPUD to your device via HDMI or Wi-Fi and you’re good to go. Built for both indoor and outdoor use, calibrate the brightness of your SPUD with Brightness Dial according to your environment – 350nits to 785nits. Similar to a television set, the SPUD needs power in order to the work. Either plug in a 12V power cable to enjoy it for hours on end, or tap on its in-built battery which can last up to ten hours on a single charge dependent on use.
Already fully funded and with about a month to go, most of the SPUD’s early bird packages have been snapped up. Its final early bird pledge consisting of a SPUD is going for US$384 (SG$539). International shipping isn’t included and comes at an additional flat rate of US$39 (SG$54). All orders look to be fulfilled by June 2017.