ZTE marries hotspot device and projector with aptly named ZTE Projector Hotspot

January 6, 2014

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How can you improve the design of a Wi-Fi hotspot device? Obviously the answer is to add a DLP pico projector, of course. Okay, so that’s probably not the first new feature you’d think to add to a Hotspot, but that’s not stopping ZTE.

The ZTE Projector Hotspot not only can provide access to 4G LTE connectivity for up to 8 devices, it also doubles as an 120-inch image/video projector with a brightness of 100 lumens. There’s even a 4-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen built into the device that is powered by Android 4.2.

Aside from projecting Android, the 1080p projector also has an HDMI port and WiFi display support. There’s also a USB-A slot, headphone jack, audio output, Bluetooth and a 5,000 mAh battery.

So when will the ZTE Projector Hotspot arrive? No word on exactly when and where we’ll see this debut just yet, other than it’s likely it will show up sometime in the first half of this year. It’s also unclear what carriers ZTE plans to partner with for the hotspot functionality or how much it will set consumers back.

What do you think, if the price was low enough would you be interested in this unique hotspot device?

Comments

  • MasterMuffin

    I guess it could have use in some companies

    • Bone

      Sounds like projecting, mate.

      • MasterMuffin

        :DD

      • mobilemann

        well done.

  • martinkem

    i could definitely see myself getting this

    • rocketlog

      Yep. Me, too. That’s if it’s not priced like a freakin gold statue. But… It’s ZTE, so that should at least give a bit of hope.

    • mobilemann

      no no, the lumens! (they are too low!)

  • Paul Allen

    They need to do something to make it appealing. Verizon charges twice as much in access fees to run a MiFi as it does to have a tablet with built-in 4G. Not to mention tethering is included on their tiered data plans and is built into a lot of smartphones these days. Drop the projector and give it a big enough battery to run for > 16 hours + a 2.1 amp USB port that can provide a full recharge to a full size tablet and I might be persuaded.

    • mobilemann

      that 40,000 MaH battery you would need to get it to run that long probably would add to the budget.

      /ffs

  • Cal Rankin

    I like this. Exotic, yet in a weird way, practical.

  • endy

    I like the innovative ideas.