Yesterday, Optoma, a renowned Taipei-based audio / video producer, has launched a very interesting novelty: its name is IntelliGO-S1 and at first, quick, looks may look like any projector. But trust me, it is not. The innovation that differentiates it is inside, and consists of an integrated operating system. Yes, there is Android with 8 GB of built-in memory. Optoma IntelliGO-S1 is … stand alone!
No wires for this projector, except for the new power cord that does everything in wireless. A Wi-Fi connection and the game is done. Then with the help of the “alternative” Aptoide store you will have access to any application you need to play slide (also via screen mirroring from Android or iOS devices) or multimedia content such as Netflix, Amazon Video, Pandora and Spotify Which comes to mind. Bluetooth 4.0 is available for convenient pairing of accessories such as loudspeakers, headphones, mice or keyboards.
But it’s not over here because the presence of the USB 3.0 and Micro SD inputs makes it really complicated to find a flaw in IntelliGO-S1. Maybe there is one, but it’s a limitation rather than a real flaw: the resolution is “only” HD (720p) or WXGA (1280×800) when you hook up HDMI to a computer. Optoma IntelliGO-S1 is expected at a price of $ 429.