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BenQ Unveils the ‘Joybee GP2’ Mini Projector

The mini projector features an intuitive user interface, 720p HD-ready video capability, short-throw projection and a multitude of connectivity options.

BenQ America Corp. has introduced the BenQ Joybee GP2, which the company describes as “the next generation” of its popular mini projector.

However, while the GP2 is a mini projector, it features the same elegant black and white housing of its GP1 predecessor and it has a number of enhancements including an intuitive user interface, 720p HD-ready video capability, short-throw projection, an integrated iPhone/iPod dock, an optional three-hour battery pack, and a multitude of connectivity options, BenQ says.

Based on 3LED illumination and DLP projection technology, the light and compact 565-gram, palm-sized BenQ Joybee GP2 offers audiovisual multimedia on the go, the company says. With the projector’s simple plug-and-play operation and 200 ANSI lumen brightness, users can share HD-quality presentations, videos, photos and games on a brilliant 160-inch cinematic display, BenQ says.

Dedicated iPhone/iPod controls on the GP2 Projector’s included remote control increasing the ease with which audio can be played through the unit’s built-in 2-W speakers or through external speakers via the Audio Out port. Built to travel, the GP2 Projector comes with a new carrying case that features a dedicated pocket for the power adaptor, according to the company.

The BenQ Joybee GP2 is packed with multimedia connectivity including USB and SD card viewers, a document viewer for Microsoft Office and PDF documents, and mini HDMI for tablets and smartphones. A USB display feature allows users to connect their computers to the mini projector using a USB cable—no driver required—while the USB file transfer function lets them transfer their multimedia files to the unit’s 2GB of on-board memory storage.

“By incorporating features and benefits that mobile consumers value, the BenQ Joybee GP2 creates a unique combination of performance and flexibility,” said Lars Yoder, BenQ America Corp’s president. “For consumers interested in presenting, sharing and entertaining, the GP2 Projector offers an experience like no other mini projector,” he says.