Samsung launches The Freestyle
Portable video cannon.
Samsung pulls another product out of its hat during this year’s CES show in Las Vegas. This time around, the product is called The Freestyle, and it’s a cylindrical video projector that you can take with you on the go.
Freestyle has an automatic keystone that automatically adjusts to an image of up to 100 inches. It also has auto focus and leveling, so the unit can be set at an angle to the surface you’re projecting onto.
The small video cannon weighs 830 grams and has a foot that allows you to swing sideways up to 180 degrees.
It also should have no effect on the way you choose to use it. So you should be able to see an image on a table, floor, walls, or ceiling.
The Freestyle does not have a built-in battery, but it can be connected, for example, to power banks and chargers that support USB-PD and have an output of 50W / 20V or higher, so you can take it with you. This is a lot more than most common power banks and fast mobile chargers can offer, but there are many variables that can fit in.
The projector uses LED technology to give you light, but the amount of brightness is not mentioned. Otherwise 1080p resolution. And the device has a built-in audio.
It comes with a waterproof storage bag that can come in handy if you are going to take it with you on a trip.
It is said that Freestyle will offer many of the features available in Samsung Smart TVs.
So you can, for example, get apps for different streaming services, and you can use different casting functions from both Android and iOS devices. So you should be able to view things easily from mobile phones and tablets.
The Norwegian price is unknown, but several US media have reported that The Freestyle can be pre-ordered at $899 via the pool. Or about 9,000 kroner – before Norwegian VAT.
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