Texas Instruments DLP® and Brookstone Turn the World's Most Popular Smartphone Into a Big Screen TV with the Pico Projector for iPhone®

Sleek New Case is the first TI DLP® Pico™ Product to turn Apple's iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S into a 50-inch Home-Theater

Nov 14, 2011, 10:00 ET from Texas Instruments DLP

DALLAS, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) DLP® Products and Brookstone announced the availability of the iPhone 4/4S miniature projector accessory case which includes TI's DLP® Pico™ projector technology. As the first projector of its kind, the accessory acts as a thin sleeve that will allow iPhone 4 and 4S users to project video content from their phone or any app that allows for video output such as Netflix®, YouTube® and more on to any surface at a size of up to 50 inches. With this iPhone accessory case, DLP and Brookstone are showcasing the potential future of Pico as add-on or embedded within products, giving mobile phone users the power to show video content on-the-go, anywhere.

"With this accessory case, Texas Instruments DLP Pico technology continues to show incredible flexibility in enabling compelling applications of all shapes," said Frank J. Moizio, manager of DLP Pico Projection. "This is just the first step in giving consumers the ability to showcase video content to family and friends and create a movie theater in the palm of their hand."

Building on DLP's foundation of creating the best images in the world, DLP's Pico chipsets have the same technology genetics as leading digital cinema projectors. Pico-enabled devices are already being used to watch saved and online streaming videos, play games, project business presentations and files, and do much more, all with the convenience of being truly mobile. The entire DLP Pico family of chipsets offers solutions for creating an ever-growing array of product applications, including embedded cell phones, cameras, and camcorders, mobile projectors for consumer entertainment, notebook companions for mobile warriors, toys, AV docks for iPhone, iPad, iPod devices and other compatible smartphones, and more.

"The partnership between Brookstone and Texas Instruments resulted in a remarkable accessory case that turns one's iPhone 4 and 4S player into a mobile home-theater unit," said Ron Boire, President and CEO of Brookstone. "Brookstone's mission is to find smarter, better ways for people to do the things they love, and the Pocket Projector for iPhone 4 embodies that spirit by marrying great technology with entertainment," added Boire.

Product and pricing information about the Pocket Projector for iPhone 4/4S accessory case is included below:

  • Price: $229.99 U.S.
  • The projector includes super-bright, 15-lumen LED illumination
  • 640x360 native display resolution projects video content from the phone up to 50" images
  • Built-in 2100mAh battery charges via USB connection
  • Integrated 0.5W speaker delivers audio from video content

For more information about the Pocket Projector for iPhone 4 accessory case, consumers can visit: http://www.brookstone.com/pocket-projector-for-iphone-4

For a full list of apps supporting video out, consumers can visit: http://www.cywee.com/docs/TV-Out_Apps.pdf

For more information on DLP Pico™ products, please visit www.dlp.com/pico.

About Texas Instruments DLP Products

DLP display technology from Texas Instruments offers clarity down to the most minute detail, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast and brightness in projectors for business, home, professional venue, digital cinema (DLP Cinema®) and large-screen HDTVs. Many of the world's top projection and display manufacturers design, manufacture and market products based on DLP technology. DLP is the only imaging technology with a legacy in digital cinema where it set the industry standard demonstrated by the deployment of DLP Cinema technology in over 14,000 screens worldwide. At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors which switch incredibly fast to create a high-resolution, highly reliable, full-color image. DLP technology's chip architecture and inherent speed advantage provides razor-sharp images and excellent reproduction of fast motion video. Since early 1996, more than 20 million DLP subsystems have been shipped. For more information, please visit www.dlp.com or follow DLP on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TI_DLP.

About Texas Instruments:

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to www.ti.com.

About Brookstone

Brookstone, Inc., Brookstone.com, is an innovative product development company and specialty retailer of products and unique gifts for home, travel and comfort. Brookstone operates 300 stores nationwide, typically located in high-traffic regional shopping malls and airports. For more information, like Brookstone on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

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