Until, businesses have been touting projector as the solution to your tiny mobile device screen. Projectors sound good and all, except that you need a proper surface to get things going. Just when you thought that (projector) is the only way to go, a Huston-based startup came up with a brilliant solution. Called Spontaneous Pop-up Display, or SPUD in short, it is a solution that sits between lugging along a projector (and finding a proper flat surface) and actually bringing along a full-size monitor. Well, about the latter… SPUD is actually a 24-inch display.
The brilliant thing about this “display” is, it is designed to collapse and expand like an umbrella. Just think of it as a photography lighting umbrella of sort, except that it opens to enable the rear projector to put out an image on its expansive 24-inch display. So, who needs to lug along a heavy monitor to enjoy whatever that it is you enjoy on your smartphone on a large screen? No one and who needs to dim the lighting? No one, either, because SPUD is here to do the projecting. With SPUD, you’d be getting a display area 23 times bigger than a smartphone and four times that of a laptop.
The best part is, it folds down to the size of a book and weighs no more than 2 pounds. Additionally, SPUD features three unique patent-pending innovations, including a almost crease-free projection screen, an umbrella-style deployment for quick, one-step process, and a custom optics-equipped projector that enables it to display full quality images over a very short distance. SPUD uses HDMI to pull images from your mobile devices, but it can go wireless too if you plug a wireless adapter to the HDMI port.
Not surprisingly, Arovia Inc., the company behind SPUD, has an endearing proposition which result in its Kickstarter campaign received over $700K of love from backers. The campaign has since ended, but the good news is, you can still preorder the Spontaneous Pop-up Display on Indiegogo for $399 a pop. Delivery is expected to happen sometime in August 2017.
Images: Arovia Inc.