Following the crowdfunding success of its A6 triple-laser 4K projector last year, Casiris Tech is back on Kickstarter with a full HD model called the OmniStar L80 that promises to be brighter than other LED models on the market.
The 11.3 x 11.4 x 7.1-inch (28.7 x 28.9 x 18 cm), 11.2 lb (5 kg) L80 features a custom 5.7-inch LCD projection module that delivers up to 200 diagonal inches of 1080p when positioned about 19 feet away Visuals from the wall. It supports 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut, but not HDR content, with a native contrast ratio of 1,000:1 or 50,000:1 dynamic.
The projector benefits from automatic vertical/horizontal keystone correction and autofocus for relatively easy setup, and there’s even a built-in kickstand that adjusts vertical tilt by up to 15 degrees. There’s no built-in battery though, so users will need to find a nearby wall outlet to power it up for movie night.
LED light sources in projectors tend to produce output lumens in the hundreds of lumens, and Casiris has managed to crank up the brightness performance of its L80 to 1,500 ANSI lumens—which may not be enough for daytime viewing without the blinds drawn, but Moviegoers probably don’t need to wait for pitch black, either.
It boasts IP5X dust-resistant optics and a 30,000-hour light source life for long-term reliability, runs Android 9, and features a quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of storage. The unit can connect to content sources via HDMI or USB, and the specs also reveal dual-band Wi-Fi onboard. While not specifically designed for gaming, Casiris has managed to reduce input lag to as low as 30ms for “smooth gaming on large, clear screens.”
The projector also features two 15-watt speakers and a subwoofer for all-in-one audiovisual effects, and it also comes with Bluetooth 5.0 so the unit can be used as a wireless speaker when not projecting images on a wall or screen .
Like last year’s A6 4K laser projector, the Casiris team hopes to bring the OmniStar L80 to market in the following way Launcher. Pledges start at $239, and if all goes well with already funded campaigns, shipments are expected to begin in August.