The Neo-I, a sound dock for an iPod or iPad that includes a pico projector to display movies, tv shows, or photos was shown off for the first time at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week.
Your iPhone or iPod can slot directly into the dock, though you'll need a cable to connect your iPad to the Neo-I.
"What we’ve done is put a projector inside one of those sound docks," said Jon Grodem, product marketing, at Optoma.
"So we’re using our small handheld type of projection, of the pico category meaning its 50 lumen it’s enough to get a 100” or 60” image in a room and married that with your traditional sounddock so we have 16 watt audio so you have that big audio that everyone is used to. Plug in your iPhone or your iPod and then broadcast it out."
If you don’t have an Apple device, there is also a VGA and HDMI port on the unit. In a dimly lit corner of the Optoma booth, the 50 Lumen projector displayed a vivid image considering its size.
The Neo-I will cost $449 and go on sale in the US at the end of January. International availability will follow.