Magazine article Technology & Learning

Product: Casio Green Slim XJ-A130 Digital Multimedia Projector

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Product: Casio Green Slim XJ-A130 Digital Multimedia Projector

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http://greenslimprojector.com * Retail price: $799

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Like all the Casio Green Slim Projectors, the XJ-A130 is an economical, earth-friendly, low-maintenance product that incorporates a revolutionary light source for amazingly high brightness that can last 20,000 hours.

QUALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS: This little dynamo, eco friendly, easy to use, economical, and quick to boot, has everything a school needs in a projector.

EASE OF USE: The XJ-A130 is simple to connect to computers and DVD and VCR players; input options include HDMI, component, composite, and mini D-Sub. There is a 1W mono speaker, but additional speakers may be necessary for large groups or classrooms. Onscreen menus and a compact but well-labeled remote make the projector easy to set up and adjust.

CREATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY: As part of its "clean and green" concept, Casio created the Green Slim projectors with a hybrid light source. Combining blue light emitted by a blue laser, green light converted from blue laser light with a fluorescent element, and light emitted by a high-lumen red LED through a DLP chip onto the screen, the XJ-A130 reproduces colors more vividly and has a brightness of up to 2,000 lumens and an 1,800:1 contrast ratio. The new technology also increases the light source to approximately 20,000 hours, Casio says, nearly 10 times that of conventional projectors. This translates to lower operating costs and less maintenance for the life of the unit. …

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