World’s Smallest Movie Theater Fits on Your Wrist, Tells Time

The Cast One smartwatch can project a 60-inch picture in 720p

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World’s Smallest Movie Theater Fits on Your Wrist, Tells Time
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12 January 2016

Smartwatches: the most polarizing thing to happen to timekeeping since the introduction of the shot clock.

Some high-end labels are embracing the trend. Others, not so much.

And some are going so far as to install movie projectors into watches because let’s face it, that Making a Murderer binge must go on, dinner with clients be damned.

Premiered at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Cast One from China’s ASU Technology is a $300 wristwatch that can project a 60-inch picture on the nearest wall, floor, ceiling or bus seat. It can support video up to 720p resolution.

ASU Projection Wearable: Live Tomorrow Today (World First Launch @ CES 2016)2:20

The biggest concern for the Android-friendly gizmo, which supports Airplay, DLNA and Miracast? Battery life. But as long as it lasts, ASU says the watch can project a screen up to six-and-a-half feet away.

The Cast One could be arriving in the U.S. as early as this summer, while Sony’s Ultra Short Throw Projector, another pint-sized portable projector, will be here during first half of this fiscal year.

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Asu Cast One

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