The EyeClops Mini Projector is a great example of a tech toy that gets smaller and more powerful while the price shrinks as well.
This is a great trend we're seeing this holiday season, especially the gadgets like this one from Jakks Pacific. Think of the Mini Projector as a drive-in movie theater inside your own home.
The pocket-sized, lightweight EyeClops uses high-powered LED lights to project movies, TV shows, video games, anything you want to watch, wherever you want to watch them.
Hook up your video camera, DVD player, or iPod w/video and you can project an image up to 60-inches wide.
As the company says, it let's you "show on the go."
The stereo speakers sound pretty good for a device this small and, mercifully, Jakks has included a headphone jack so parents don't have to hear what the kids are watching.
The kit comes with a base that swivels so you can direct the viewing to a location of your choice, like the ceiling, or take it on the go. You can plug it into a wall scoket, or for portable use you can use Four D cell batteries that Jakks Pacific says will be good for five hours of video watching.
I'm told you can route your cable or satellite box through the mini projector and watch the football game outside while grilling but I think I'll keep this juicy tidbit to myself in our home.
EyeClops Mini Projector has a list price of $99, from a variety of online and big box retailers.