SplaySource: Arovia

What you need to know

  • Splay is both a portable display as well as a pocket projector device.
  • You can hook it up to just about any device that'll output via HDMI.
  • It's on Kickstarter right now, with estimated delivery dates of July 2022.
  • Pricing starts at $674 per unit.

Meet Splay. It's a small device that weighs 2.5 pounds and can unfold to provide a large screen anywhere, anytime, with minimal fuss or hassle. It has a four-hour battery life (that's the equivalent of 1.3 Christopher Nolan movies, for those of you crunching the numbers at home), outputs in 1080p, and can connect to just about anything, be it a phone, PC, Nintendo Switch, or Xbox Series X.

If the concept of a pocket projector that can unfold into a 24.5-inch screen on the fly is hard for you to visualize, don't worry: There's a video showing off what the device is and what it can do.

Before you get too excited, remember that this is a Kickstarter project. An exceptionally well-put-together Kickstarter project (in terms of presentation), but a Kickstarter project nonetheless, and those don't always have the best turnouts. In short, do your due diligence and know the worst-case risks before backing anything.

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Splay is set to be delivered to backers in July 2022 if you put money forth during the current campaign, which has a minimum buy-in price of $674 per unit. That $674 buy-in is advertised as a 48% discount off a $1299 MSRP, so those who don't go the early bird route will seemingly have to pay a lot more.

It's a different take on the portable display category of devices, so check it out if you're interested. Whether you want a projector to host Smash Bros. tournaments with, or you just need a super-portable second screen for the best Windows laptops, Splay says it'll fit the bill.

You can check out Splay at its Kickstarter page.

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