Kickstart the Kickstand— bēm Turns to Crowdfunding to Make New Portable Projector

The Kickstand, a portable projector from bēm, is a new solution for traveling light yet having the equipment necessary to give impromptu presentations to small audiences or family gatherings. Simple to setup, just unfold it, plug in in, and it’s ready to go. The remote control doubles as a lens cover for convenient storage.

The folding kickstand will allow you to project images on a wall or screen with a 96-inch diagonal picture from 10 feet away. You can even project onto the ceiling if that’s appropriate. The WXGA1280 x 800 gives a very high resolution (720p).

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It sports HDMI, USB, and Auxiliary Audio out ports for connecting options. Closed, it measures 8.215 x 7.4 x 1.6 inches and weighs 2 pounds, making it quite portable.

Gamers, presenters, teachers, and business travelers will embrace this handy little projector. People can use it to play movies, show photos, presentations, browse the web, and play games.

This projector is a project on the crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, cleverly titled, Kickstart the Kickstand. 


If you want to see an informative video produced by the developer Mike Nakamura, go here or watch below:

Who wouldn’t want to go on the road with one of these in the bag? The only thing that might hold you back is the price, which is set at $799. They will be available from the developer’s website at Currently, you can get one by pledging $750 or more on Kickstarter. bēm is trying to raise at least $100,000 to put this project into production. You can make a contribution with a minimum pledge of just $1 here.

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