Home entertainment enthusiasts can now have their passion travel with them, following the launch of the Vivitek Qumi Q8, the first Full HD 1080p LED pocket projector, which promises to bring the big screen experience to wherever they are. Offering a viable alternative to HD TVs, the Qumi Q8 joins Vivitek’s existing Qumi projector range – including the Qumi Q3 Plus, the Qumi Q6 and the Qumi Q7 Plus – which also offer an LED light source up to 30,000 hours of long-lasting and maintenance free operation in conjunction with Wi-Fi connectivity and PC-free access to multimedia content.
Ultra-compact in size at just 190 x 114 x 43 mm (D x W x H) and weighing in at a super light 621g, the Qumi Q8 is among one of the world’s smallest native 1080p pocket projectors, making it ideally suited to those who want to create a home cinema but without the cost, complexity or the permanent presence of having a large TV installed. Suited to rooms and spaces of all sizes, the Qumi Q8 makes it easy to gather with friends and enjoy time spent in front of the big screen, or for private time watching a movie. When the film is over, the Qumi Q8 can be carried around easily and stored away conveniently.
While diminutive in size, there’s nothing small about its big-screen performance however, thanks to its long-life, energy-efficient LED engine, 1,000 lumen brightness and 120” diagonal FullHD 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution which offers more than two million pixels. This gives the Qumi Q8 twice the clarity of HD TVs, ensuring stunning images. Doubling the pixels allows for the greater detail and higher resolution home cinema enthusiasts demand, while its 30,000:1 contrast ratio delivers breathtakingly sharp images. Its built-in 2 watt audio speaker enhances the home cinema experience.
Users can also choose from a wide-array of connectivity options including HDMI and MHL, while its integrated Wi-Fi enables the Qumi Q8 to wirelessly mirror mobile devices so mobile content can be enjoyed by the whole group at the same time. It can also be displayed directly from a USB flash drive or from the on board memory to effortlessly display entertainment ranging from documents, photos and movies without the need to connect to a PC or Blu-Ray player. This enables media to be pre-loaded before an event, ensuring the Qumi Q8 is ready to get a party started.
Commanding the Q8 is easy too, thanks to the touch-sensitive keypad with illuminated backlit controls which are intuitive for any user. Set up has been simplified thanks to the vertical keystone correction being automatic combined with a manual horizontal keystone adjustment function for this pocket size projector, which benefits users by delivering a superb widescreen image from many angles.
The Qumi Q8 is set to appeal to a diverse set of users that demand the highest possible resolution in a small projector, whether it’s being used in entertainment, education and business applications. Available in white and black, it will look stylish in any environment.
Commenting on the Q8’s introduction, Holger Graeff, General Manager EMEA, Vivitek, said: “Our Qumi family continues to grow to cater for the differing needs and requirements of users who want a portable projector that delivers outstanding image quality. With the Qumi Q8, not only does it excel from a performance perspective, but it also set new standards for portability and connectivity options, aligned with the reliability and ease of use that defines all Vivitek’s solutions.”
Key Features/ Specifications:
- World’s first smallest 1080p LED pocket projector you can take anywhere
- Enjoy up to 120-inch big screen size with Full HD resolution, 1,000 lumens and 30,000:1 contrast ratio to see every detail
- Perfect travel companion with hand-held sized and super light 621gram weight
- Effortlessly set up your projection image into the perfect shape with horizontal and vertical keystone adjustment
- Built-in Wi-Fi connection for cable-free projection of your iOS or Android mobile devices with mirroring function
- Entertaining on the go is made easy thanks to its PC-Free Reader to preload media and document files to display without a computer at source
- Maintenance free with environmental friendly LED light source lasts up to 30,000 hours
Pricing and availability:
The Qumi Q8 will be available in white or black from October 2016 at a list price of £849 inc VAT with a warranty of 3 years.