Epson America ( has announced a new line of portable, combo projectors: the MegaPlex MG-850HD and MegaPlex MG-50. They’re equipped with a high-brightness projector, stereo speakers and a built-in dock for the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
The US$799 MegaPlex MG-850HD and $699 MegaPlex MG-50 make it easy for consumers to watch movies, view presentations, share photos, or enjoy content saved on portable devices on a big screen, says Jason Palmer, product manager, Epson America. Users acn project, play and charge an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, or share imagery from a variety of other media devices, including smartphones, computers, tablets, gaming consoles, and more.
Both solutions are powered by 3LCD technology. The flagship MegaPlex MG-850HD offers 720p high-definition resolution and high brightness of 2,800 lumens of color and white light output, while the MegaPlex MG-50 features 540p resolution and up to 2,200 lumens of color and white light output.
The MegaPlex MG-850HD and MegaPlex MG-50 sport two built-in 10W stereo speakers and can even be used separately as a speaker dock with four optimized audio modes. With the microphone input, users can narrate photo and business slideshow presentations, or sing karaoke. Both models also feature USB connectivity, enabling users to instantly project from a Mac or PC or show slideshows via USB.

The portable projectors also include HDMI and VGA inputs for versatile connectivity. They’re compatible with the Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360®. In addition, MegaPlex projectors are equipped with a built-in handle.