Pico http://www.stuff.tv/pico/all en-GB Pico Genie A100 http://www.stuff.tv/pico-genie-a100/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is it an iPhone case, is it a projector? There’s no need to decide! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pico-genie-A100-review_3.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pico-genie-a100-1_3.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pico-genie-a100-2_3.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Post-Christmas tablet envy got you down? That 3.5in screen on the iPhone 4, 4S and iPod Touch just doesn't quite cut it anymore, does it? Hurtling to the rescue is the Pico Genie A100, an iPhone case with a built-in pico projector and charger. Small but clever – we like it already.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £250.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pico Genie A100 – build  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We didn't mind lugging the extra weight of the Pico Genie around as it's a good-looking, if bulky, iPhone “case”. It gives you between 1.5 and 3 hours playback and can add up to 3 hours to your battery life. It’s probably best to turn the Pico Genie on only when you want to use the projector function, though, as it does heat your iDevice up rather a lot.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pico-genie-A100-review-back.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pico Genie A100 – picture  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is the 'wow' factor – considering it looks little more than a rugged iPhone case we got a clear and bright projection just shy of the promised 60 inches – once we'd turned out the lights and shut the blinds, that is. The Pico Genie pumps out just 12 lumens, so it’s no good in bright sunlight, but it is enough for impromptu office presentations or just showing off last night's drunken iPhone vids. Take that, iPad.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pico-genie-A100-review-front.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pico Genie A100 – sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 2W speakers are noticeably louder than the iPhone's and should easily fill the room – our only niggle with the Pico Genie's sound is that when it's laid down flat, the speaker is muted and angling it on the ceiling or walls gets annoying before long.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pico-genie-A100-review-speaker.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pico Genie A100 – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pico Genie won't replace your home cinema anytime soon but it's easy to use and mega portable, plus the picture quality will surprise your audience every time. So if you're fed up of tacky lenses and cheap cases and want to commit long-term to a worthy peripheral, the Pico Genie might just slot nicely into your iPhone accessory cabinet.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_45.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s not cheap, but this could be the smallest way to the biggest pictures</p><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/pico-genie-a100 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/pico-genie-a100/review#comments Geek accessories Genie A100 Pico Wed, 04 Jan 2012 16:04:46 +0000 Stephen Graves 419291 at http://www.stuff.tv