Sundance hosts pico projector film fest

Ever wondered what Avatar would look like projected on to a T-shirt (XL, of course), or Up in the Air on the side of a hard-boiled egg? Er, no, we ca

Ever wondered what Avatar would look like projected on to a T-shirt (XL, of course), or Up in the Air on the side of a hard-boiled egg?

The WVGA (848x480-pixel) projector connects to any gadget with a TV-out connector (and iPods/iPhones) to create images from 6 to 200-inches in size. A built-in battery gives at least 90 minutes' laser-powered playback per charge, with a 5000:1 contrast ratio and no focus required - even when projecting onto curved eggs (ostrich eggs provide the most generous screenage).

As you might expect, the Showxx Festival showcased mostly indie movie fare, including Ken Russell's Boudica Bites Back and Delphinium, a coming age portrait of director Derek Jarman.

The two main screens were a 100-inch wall of ice intended to melt back into the ground when the festival was over and the Sistine Chapel Lie-in Theatre, where films were projected on to the ceiling, above rugs and cushions.