Sony’s MP-CD1 projector puts a 120in display in your pocket

Two hours of big-screen fun
16 March 2018 / 13:00GMT
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We’re often a bit sceptical of portable projectors, but when one has the word ‘Sony’ written on it, you have to take note. Launching in Europe this Spring, the MP-CD1 isn’t much bigger than the smartphone currently occupying a place in your pocket, and it can project an image up to 120 inches in size from a distance of 3.5m. With an ANSI 105 lumen rating and a 5000mAh battery, you should be good to keep on beamin’ for two hours. That’s enough for a film from a laptop, or a decent Fortnite session on your PS4, both of which can easily be hooked up via HDMI. There’s a Dynamic mode for giving colours a boost, too. The 854 x 480 resolution won’t blow anyone away, but for a diminutive device that you can pick up for €400, it’s not bad at all.