Asus introduced its new ZenBeam Latte at CES 2021 in the present day, and it’s sort of cute. It’s a cellular film projector that appears like a one-eyed, fabric-covered mini-robot of kinds. Importantly, it fires out its 720p picture utilizing as much as 300 lumens of LED mild, making it brighter than capsule projectors we’ve seen from the likes of Anker, and it has an built-in 10W Harman Kardon-tuned speaker system in addition.
Weirdly, Asus insists that its projector seems like a espresso cup.
It doesn’t. It’s not the suitable form (simply watch the video!), and why would a “homey” espresso cup (Asus’ phrase) be grey as a substitute of a wonderful brown? Asus additionally claims it’s “the first projector to offer a fabric exterior,” which is demonstrably false.
In fact, you can not drink Asus’ latte as a result of it solely dispenses mild and sound. It might probably wirelessly mission your telephone or an HDMI machine, although.
So take into account this a chance, gadget makers: construct the espresso cup that Asus didn’t. Simply be sure that it lasts longer than a film — Asus quotes three hours from a 6,000mAh battery — and will get vibrant sufficient to create a decent-sized display. Asus says this one can produce a 40-inch image when positioned one meter from the wall, 80 inches at two meters, and a most of 120 inches (presumably at three meters). Don’t count on a 300-lumen projector to be very vibrant at 9 toes away, although.
Asus says it’s coming to the US within the second quarter of the 12 months, however there’s no phrase on pricing.