Coming from the folks at Arovia who designed the SPUD external display in 2016, the Splay is a smaller, brighter and more versatile version of their previous product. Designed to efficiently tick two boxes while being compact and portable, the Splay functions both as an ultra short throw picoprojector with a projection image up to 80 inches, as well as a bright external screen, thanks to its screen of Foldable projection that opens to give you a large external monitor for your laptop, tablet or phone.
Creators: Mark Kimbrough & John Jaworski
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The Splay is a pretty unique device, if you think about it. It’s a projector as well as an external screen, all wrapped up in one product that can easily fit into an average backpack. The projector can be used as a stand-alone device, allowing you to watch 1080p content on a beautiful 80-inch surface … but things get even more interesting with the Splay’s expandable screen that turns your projector into an external monitor to the Using an inverted umbrella-shaped device that allows you to project images onto a bright 24 inch screen. In this format, the picoprojector transforms into a monitor that you can use with your laptop, or with your tablet or phone, for increased productivity.
Building on the SPUD (Spontaneous Pop-Up Display) format, Splay returns as a smaller, stronger and lighter device. The tiny projector operates at 1080p resolution with an ultra-short throw throw, giving you an 80-inch screen just 2 feet away from projection, along with two powerful built-in speakers. The ultra-short throw makes it perfect for small places, and automatic vertical keystone distortion always means you have a straight projection no matter what your projector tilt angle.
However, things get really interesting when you add the expandable screen to the mix. The screen attaches to the front of the pico projector, transforming it into something that resembles the shape of a light box. When assembled, you get a 24 inch external HD display with 800 nits of brightness, making the Splay a perfect primary or secondary display for attaching to any of your gadgets.
The patented expandable screen produces a crease-free and distortion-free image that’s on par with traditional monitors, and the most impressive thing about it is that it folds right into a flat-packed fabric unit that just wraps around of the Splay pico projector, so you can take your setup anywhere.
On the connectivity side, the Splay comes with an HDMI input to plug in your devices, as well as a USB output to use the Splay as a power bank, or use it to power your Chromecast or Fire Stick. The Splay also comes with a USB-C input to power its internal battery, which runs for a good 4 hours on a full charge.
Overall, the whole contraption is about the size of a smart speaker … and when packed with the external display, forms a pocket no larger than a bento box. (weighing only 2.5 lbs), which makes the Splay perfect to carry with you whether it’s to an office, coworking space, on a business trip, or even a friend’s house for a movie or game night. The projector comes with a tripod mount and built-in controls to adjust brightness, volume, focus, and toggle between projector and display modes (these are basically mirror images of each other). The Splay is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, with a fairly modest price tag of $ 674 (48% off) and delivery next year. Each Splay comes with the projector and expandable screen, as well as an HDMI cable, USB-C cable + adapter and a protective case, so you can carry your external projector / monitor wherever you want!
Click here to buy now: $ 674
$ 1299 ($ 625 off). Hurry, there are only 2/105 left! Raised over $ 270,000.