We see more and more spaces starting to use projectors for entertainment purposes. Even if you don't have a television, you may still want to host a movie night and pull down the big screen for a little larger-than-life entertainment. Before now, most projectors have been energy suckers requiring expensive bulbs that needed to be changed frequently, so they weren't high on anyone's eco-friendly list. But then in came this white knight by Casio.Casio released their Green Slim Projector this week and, we have to say, it's trim profile and eco-friendly features are rather persuasive if you're in the market for such an item. It uses a Hybrid light source that combines laser (oooooh lasers!) and LED technology and can last up to 20,000 hours, or roughly 13,000 hour and a half long movies.
Unlike other projectors, this one can also be turned on its side to be in portrait mode and connects via wi-fi to your computer to play your movies (or some serious size Hulu) without wires. Aside from being cool for your home, this would be a fantastic addition to schools who carry a serious overhead cost of changing out old Mercury based bulbs. Welcome to the future everyone, where products get a little cooler, a little less expensive and, best of all, a little more green!
The Green Slim Projectors were released out into the wild this past March and are running between $800-$1000 (depending on the model and retailer)—not bad considering the extra life and lower cost of maintenance you'll receive. You can check out more information on the different models and sizes over at Casio.