SPUD: The Portable Display
Wouldn’t it be great if you could carry around a large screen with you when you’re travelling, camping outdoors or simply visiting someplace? Well this is now possible with SPUD, the Spontaneous Pop-Up Display which launched on Kickstarter earlier this month.
Designed by Arovia, an electronics team comprised of just ten members, SPUD is the ideal on-the-go display solution. When fully opened, the display is of 24 inches and when it is closed it weighs less than two pounds.
When setup, the display measures 21 inches in width by 11 inches in height. From front to back it is approximately 14 inches, making it easy to place on even a small table top. When folded, the gadget can fit neatly into a bag or even your pocket, as it measures just 5.6 inches in width by 2.1 inches in height.
Combining a projector and a projector screen into one small device, SPUD is user-friendly and intelligent as well. While it functions similarly to a traditional projector, the portable display does not require low lighting conditions or even a wall.
The fully-collapsible projection screen is created from an anti-wrinkle flexible polymer that optimizes image quality. SPUD also has a high durability as it is impossible to crack or chip. Furthermore, this display is easily washable, so getting it dirty is not an issue.
While it folds into a small protected device that resembles a hard-cover book, SPUD also has built-in arms that pop-up like an umbrella in one fluid movement. These arms are covered by a black cloth that blocks out all surrounding light, bringing the contrast and brightness levels to the maximum. SPUD has an optical design that can project images of high quality onto the screen from a short distance.
One of the many exciting uses of SPUD is that you can connect it to any device that is HDMI compatible (laptop, smartphone or camera) and easily broadcast your display within seconds.
While it is initially being offered on Kickstarter to community supporters for a price for US$499, it is expected to be publicly available for a higher price.
So whether you are using it as a portable TV screen, a gaming display or a larger display for office collaborations, SPUD is a device certainly worth checking out.
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by techtalks @TechTalks December 6, 2016 12:34 PM UTC