I’m sure that by now, you’ve heard of Instagram, the social photography app that took the iPhone community by storm. One of the things that made it a hit was the ability to add effects to photos right in the app. We take photos for ourselves, but I today’s social-driven web, sharing has become just as important. The next progression is might be to bring some of that sharing back to the offline world. Projecteo thinks so, anyway.
Started as a Kickstarter project, Projecteo hoped to raise $18,000 to get started and wound up with more than $87,000 from backers. Projecteo is a miniature projector for your Instagram images. It passes LED light through a tiny image wheel to project it onto just about any surface. To get one you just head to the website, connect to your Intagram account and choose nine photos you want on your wheel. After that, $34.99 and a short wait for the free shipping is all that stands between you and your itty-bitty projector to show off your photos.
Projecteo sent me one to play with, so I chose some of my photos and took it for a test drive. Check out the video below.
Now that the manufacturing is out of the way, I wonder if there’s plans to move beyond Instagram. Perhaps, in the future, we’ll be able to fill reels with our favorite photos from Flickr and Facebook? For now, $34.99 is a fair price for a pocket projector that lets me have my own little slide show wherever I go.