Those who like to take their sports or movie watching to the backyard or on camping trips, might be excited to learn about a pair of compact portable 720p HD projectors just introduced by LG Electronics.

The South Korean electronics manufacturer introduced Wednesday two new additions to its battery-powered, compact Minibeam portable projector series.

The projectors, which are scheduled to make their debut at IFA 2016 in Berlin in September, include models PH450U and PH150G, each of which was designed to “bolster screen sharing capabilities with Miracast and wireless display,” and offer expanded brightness for flexible viewing in any sized space, LG said.

The Minibeam projectors also provide enhanced wired and wireless connectivity options for consumers.

Read more on LG’s new portable Minibeam projectors after the jump:

LG called the PH450U (pictured at top), which will be available for a $649.99 suggested from Best Buy stores starting in September and at other dealers in October, “among the brightest battery-powered ultra short-throw projectors available, offering up to 450 lumens of brightness output. I

It was designed to “create a cinematic experience inside or outside of the home,” and offers the ability to present a sharp 720p (1280 x 720) HD image measuring up to 80 inches from a distance as close as 13 inches from the screen. The PH450U can be positioned upright to render images on any flat, horizontal surface, which is convenient for floors and tabletops situated close to walls.

Connections on the 2.4-pound projector include: HDMI / MHL and USB. It includes a rechargeable built-in 2.5-hour battery, offering convenient use outside of the house of office.

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LG’s Minibeam model PH150G, which will carry a $349.95 suggested retail price when it hits retail shelves across the country in October, is even more compact, weighing 1.1 pounds. It has brightness output of up to 130 lumens, and is said to produce a clear image of up to a 100 inches in 720p HD resolution. The PH150G also includes an embedded rechargeable 2.5-hour battery.

Both models allow for wireless connectivity via MiraCast screen mirroring from source devices such as smartphones and tablets.  They also support Wi-Fi screen sharing where available.

For sound, both models have built-in speakers and the ability to link sound signals directly from the projector to a Bluetooth compatible sound system for playback on home audio speakers, headphones and other devices.

By Greg Tarr


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