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The pocket-sized ASUS ZenBeam E1 will project from your phone, Chromecast and more

If you're looking for a pocketable projector to use on the go, ASUS has just announced the pint-sized ZenBeam E1 (opens in new tab). Weighing in at just 307g, the ZenBeam E1 is able to connect to your Android phone, in addition to other sources, via HDMI and MHL.

As for specs, the pocket projector is capable of outputting an 854x480 picture at 150 lumens of brightness. Inside the projector packs a 6,000 mAh battery, which ASUS claims will last up to five hours.

Given the projector's ability to hook up to not only your Android phone, but also things like the Chromecast and Chromebit, it definitely makes for an interesting option if you're in need of a screen on the go.

As for when you can get your hands on one, ASUS says the ZenBeam E1 should be available for $249 from major retailers imminently.

  • What happened with lenovo pocket projector? Posted via the Android Central App
  • there was an accident at the factory and it ended up being proprietary to the Moto Z
  • 300 Lumens would had been better. $199 would be better price IMHO considering some of the ones I seen with brighter lumens. Posted via the Android Central App
  • but do they have Chromecast support? That's huge. Being a Mobile project means you'll be carrying it around and being able to cast wirelessly via an established standard is super convenient. But I agree the need for more brightness.
  • In fairness the title is a clickbait title, From Asus's website it's only Chromecast support in that if you own and plug a Chromecast into it's HDMI port and there is a nearby wifi network to connect your phone and Chromecast to then it will work, but that could be said about any projector that supports HDMI.
  • AndroidCentral is all about the clickbait now. There was apparently a meeting.
  • I have yet to see a pico projector that claims anywhere near 300 lumens
  • No thanks, Sony MP-CL1 is much better.
  • I'd like to see a comparison between the two