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