Asus revealed its new ZenBeam Latte at CES 2021 today, and its sort of cute. Its a mobile film projector that looks like a one-eyed, fabric-covered mini-robot of sorts. Notably, it fires out its 720p image using up to 300 lumens of LED light, making it brighter than capsule projectors weve seen from the likes of Anker, and it has an incorporated 10W Harman Kardon-tuned speaker system to boot.
Weirdly, Asus insists that its projector appears like a coffee cup.
It does not. Its not the right shape (simply see the video!), and why would a “pleasant” coffee cup (Asus word) be gray instead of a marvelous brown? Asus likewise declares it is “the first projector to offer a fabric exterior,” which is demonstrably incorrect.
Of course, you can not drink Asus latte since it only dispenses light and noise. It can wirelessly project your phone or an HDMI device, however.
Simply make sure it lasts longer than a film– Asus estimates three hours from a 6,000 mAh battery– and gets brilliant enough to produce a decent-sized screen. Asus says this one can produce a 40-inch picture when put one meter from the wall, 80 inches at 2 meters, and an optimum of 120 inches (probably at three meters).
Asus says its coming to the US in the second quarter of the year, however theres no word on pricing.
The ZenBeam Latte projector.
Asus revealed its new ZenBeam Latte at CES 2021 today, and its kind of charming. Asus likewise claims it is “the very first projector to provide a fabric exterior,” which is demonstrably false.
Simply make sure it lasts longer than a film– Asus estimates three hours from a 6,000 mAh battery– and gets bright enough to produce a decent-sized screen.