Minolta was once a high-flying camera maker, but since its merger with film maker Konica, it has largely in the business of B2B solutions. For someone who hasn’t been following the company, it surprises me to find there is actually a new consumer product and even more surprisingly, it isn’t a camera. It is a projector.

Minolta MN673 Mini LCD Projector

The projector, the Minolta MN673 Mini LCD Projector, is currently being sold be several online stores ran by major online magazines. I thought we should let you guys on this in case anyone is in the market for a projector.

I am not proponent of replacing TV with projector for obvious reasons, but if you are down, this projector might be a good TV replacement.

For starter, it is totally unobtrusive, measuring just 8 inches across and 5.5 inches wide. Plus, it is a handsome looking device which will kill your decor as it sits quietly on your coffee table. It can also be mounted onto the ceiling or the wall if you so desire.

As a projector, it can throw images of up to 1080p resolution onto a wall at up to 120-inch screen size and with a contrast ratio of 800:1. AV, HDMI and USB inputs allow it to be hooked up to a variety of sources, including laptops, smartphones and whatnot. Unfortunately, no wireless options are available on this device.

There’s a microSD card slot too, so you can view media saved into microSD cards too. Rounding up the package is, of course, a handy remote. Though I have to say the remote is less eye-pleasing then the machine itself.

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Apparently, the Minolta MN673 Mini LCD Projector has a MSRP of US$149, but many online magazine’s stores, like our source boing boing, is selling it at just US$99.99.

And no, we are not affiliated with any of them.

Images and source: boing boing.

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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