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BenQ Unveils Second Generation GP2 Projector

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BenQ-Joybee-GP2-Mini-Projector.jpgBenQ just introduced the next generation of its mini projector, the BenQ Joybee GP2. Building on the success of its GP1 predecessor, the GP2 Projector features the same black and white housing while adding a number of enhancements including a new user interface, 720p HD-ready video capability, short-throw projection, an integrated iPhone/iPod dock, an optional three-hour battery pack, and a multitude of connectivity options.

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Based on high-efficiency 3LED illumination and DLP projection technology, the light and compact 565-gram palm-sized BenQ Joybee GP2 offers A/V multimedia on the go. With the projector's plug-and-play operation and 200 ANSI lumen brightness, users can share HD-quality presentations, videos, photos, and games on a 160-inch cinematic display. Dedicated iPhone/iPod controls on the GP2 Projector's included remote control make it easy to play audio through the unit's built-in speakers or through external speakers via the Audio Out port. Built to travel, the GP2 Projector comes with a new carrying case that features a dedicated pocket for the power adaptor.

The BenQ Joybee GP2 is packed with multimedia connectivity including USB and SD card viewers, a document viewer for Microsoft Office and PDF documents, and mini HDMI for tablets and smartphones. A USB display feature allows users to connect their computers to the mini projector using a USB cable -- no driver required -- while the USB file transfer function lets them transfer their multimedia files to the unit's 2GB of on-board memory storage.

The BenQ Joybee GP2 is available now at an MSRP of $699.
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