BenQ launches the new Joybee GP1 Mini Projector

BenQ will launch its new Joybee GP1 Mini Projector in June in the U.S. The BenQ Joybee GP1 is world's first pocket projector with lamp-free LED technology and an integrated USB video reader. The tiny 1.4lb (640g) Joybee features a variety of multimedia applications, and the 15-80 inch image is adjustable with digital zoom and preset picture PC and A / V modes. The Joybee GP1 will be available for $499. Note that the looks of the GP1 differ from the images that have been circulating on the Internet. BenQ Europe now announces the GP1 too...


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BenQ Redefines Innovation with New Joybee GP1 Mini Projector Debut of World's First LED Pocket Project with Integrated USB Drive  

The modern tech-savvy, digital-media-on-demand consumer has yet another awesome BenQ offering to look forward to today: the lamp-less, PC-free Joybee GP1 Mini LED Projector.  Debuting as the world's first pocket projector with lamp-free LED technology and integrated USB video reader, the tiny 1.4lb (640g) Joybee is packed with advanced features to effortlessly project a variety of multimedia applications that consumers of any age group might need, such as movies, photos, console games, and home videos.  The Joybee also amplifies the enjoyment and impact of various mass storage devices (such as external High Definition Devices), digital cameras, personal multimedia players, PDAs, iPods, iPhones, and Smartphones.

Boasting anywhere, anytime projection with its superb portability and display brilliance, the Joybee GP1 is ideal for users of all ages.  The effortless plug-and play application along with color correction makes the Joybee terrific for travel, sleepovers, or even loading movies or family photos/video onto a USB thumb drive and utilizing large-screen viewing in any location with a flat viewing surface.

Projecting displays larger than any comparably priced TV, the Joybee is much more versatile, portable, economical, and easier to use since it doesn't require a PC.  Kids can add instant “WOW” to sleepovers by connecting to gaming consoles or DVD players or they can impress teachers by using it for school presentations.  Traveling business professionals can use the Joybee and USB reader for corporate videos, jpeg-format presentations, job interviews, or spur-of-the-moment projections in the lounge, coffee house, or even the smallest cubicle.

Imagine mailing a tiny USB thumb drive loaded with family videos and pictures to Great-grandma; she just needs to plug it into the Joybee, turn it on, and the auto play mode will get the show going!  

The Joybee's unrivaled 120% NTSC and 100AL project photos, design renderings, and videos (such as virtual home tours) in high-impact color, even in fully-lit settings.  Compared to the average 55%-80% NTSC of most projectors, the Joybee noticeably outperforms with bolder, more deeply saturated hues across a broader color gamut.  The 15-80” image in 4:3 native format (16:9 selectable) is adjustable with digital zoom and preset picture PC and A/V modes.  Auto play modes, auto keystone, auto search, and Wall Color Correction get content up and running fast, while the integrated speaker delivers instant digital sound.  Ample connectivity includes D-Sub, Composite, and USB inputs, and PC audio output.  A detachable iPod/iPhone docking station is available as a clever option.  

The Joybee is certified RoHS, WEEE, and EuP, draws 30% less power than competitor models, and has a <1W standby mode, making it environmentally friendly. BenQ would also like consumers to consider that the cost of the Joybee is about the same as nine family movie nights at the local theater, which includes tickets for four, popcorn, and drinks.  The Joybee also lasts longer with a 20,000+ LED life for years of ongoing entertainment in a variety of functions.

To kick-off the Joybee launch, BenQ will be hosting an online contest, asking consumers to submit ideas (via video clips) for fun family activities.  The contest is to not only promote the Joybee, but also to generate and share ideas for cost-effective family activities and to Bring Enjoyment ‘N' Quality to Life during these hard economic times.  The contest reflects BenQ's corporate motto and ties in with a principal Joybee benefit: bringing families amplified, big-screen enjoyment at a petite price tag.  Ideas submitted by consumers need not incorporate use of the Joybee.

The Joybee GP1 Mini Projector will be available June in the U.S. with an MSPR of $499.

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April 14, 2009

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