3M Streaming Projector

As video on demand continues to gain momentum, the electronics marketplace hurries to catch up. 3M is out in front of the pack with their Streaming Projector powered by Roku ($229). It takes your streaming video content and splashes it on your living room (or bathroom, if you’re into that) wall, letting you enjoy 10-foot wide episodes of Mad Men–and nothing else. (kidding) Just plug the included Roku Streaming Stick in, connect to your wireless internet, and it’s movie night.  It even has a rechargeable battery if you wanna show Deliverance on Old Man Johnson’s barn.

Samsung Galaxy Beam

We’ve got some pretty tasty videos on our smartphones, and sometimes it stings our soul that we can’t share these precious scenes of cat theatrics with wide swaths of humanity. That’s why we have our eyes on the new Samsung Galaxy Beam, an Android 2.3 smartphone with a built-in HD projector. While the phone’s specs are solid, it’s the ultra-bright (15 lumens) projector that’s the appeal here, with the ability to project photos, video, or games onto surfaces in HD up to 50 feet wide. Are you ready for pussycat hijinks magnified to 50 feet? That was rhetorical. Of course you are.

Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D Projector

Do you like movies? Are you a baller? Are you on a budget? If you answered yes to all three, then lucky for you, Sony brings you a midpriced 3D projector, the VPL-HW30ES. Its key feature, Sony’s High Frame Rate SXRD Panel (1920 x 1080), helps sharpen and smooth motion, while also reducing  motion blur and 3D crosstalk, i.e. ghosting. It comes with a 70,000:1 contrast ratio and its air discharge system dampens operating sound, leaving you to focus on the movie. Slip on Sony’s new active shutter glasses, the TDG-PJ1 (available separately). They weigh about 59 grams and charge in 30 minutes, giving you 30 hours of continuous run time. The VPL-HW30ES retails for approximately $4700 and rolls out in Europe and Japan beginning July.