Samsung launched a new portable smart projector, The Freestyle, at CES 2022. In addition to the projector unit, it also houses a smart speaker, ambient lighting and smart TV features.
The Freestyle will cost US$899 and is available for pre-order. It can project up to 100 inches in size (when projected from a distance of 2.7m), weighs roughly 830 grams and is housed in a 180-degrees rotating cradle, making it easier to project the screen at different angles.
It features auto-level, auto-focus and auto-keystone capabilities, and given its aesthetics, is targeted towards the younger crowd. The auto-levelling and auto-keystone features enable the device to adjust its screen to any surface, irrespective of the angle at which it’s projected. The auto-focus helps keep the picture quality high.
Samsung Freestyle also sports a dual passive radiator for a 360-degree sound coverage with deeper bass, minus distortion. It’s compatible with any external battery that supports USB-PD and 50W/20V output or above.
The ambient light on the device can be used when nothing is being projected. Other than that, it can also project visual effects to pair up with the music when it’s used as a smart speaker.
Last but not least, The Freestyle also offers the same features available on Samsung smart TVs, including built-in streaming services and mirroring or casting features compatible with Android and iOS devices.
The company also claims that this is the first projector with far-field voice control for using hands-free voice assistants.
“Without the limitation in space and form factor, The Freestyle is a fun and versatile device that can be used in any way consumers prefer,” said Simon Sung, Executive VP and Head of Sales and Marketing, Visual Display Business, Samsung.
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