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My new toy

Note: This is not a review. A real review would have comparisons and specs and far more seriousness.

This is just me doing a little happy dance about my new toy.

As a result of some not-so-subtle holiday hinting, Dennis gave me the 3M MP225 Mobile Projector and a cable this week.

Yes, this cute little projector fits in my hand (and my purse) and allows me to present in the kitchen even if it’s not completely dark.

Note: no one here really wants me to present in the kitchen.

But when I get back to school after the break, I can share all the cool stuff I discover on my laptop at a moment’s notice.  When I get an impromptu Skype thing going–with the #swvbc, for instance, I will be able to quickly share it without moving to another workstation.

And I will be able to travel with it.

And it is Apple-friendly.  It will project my iPad2 and my iPhone (though I never have much to project from my phone).

The sound output is not impressive, but happily this week Dennis also gave me a very cute little speaker that also fits in my purse. Please also note the cute deep orange purse below.

Finally please note: It’s actually now the cables (not shown) that are taking up the space in the cute deep orange purse.

Actual final note: This projector is quite lovely, but it will not replace your super-duper, nonpurse-sized model.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Love it!

  2. I’m green with envy. 🙂

  3. Candace TW says:

    Great toy. Amazing how small those projectors have become. Now you just need to get a bigger purse. 🙂

  4. I remember the first projector I had in my library. I had to have a large case with wheels to move it! Awesome!

  5. Ooooh, I want one!

  6. I can very much see you presenting in the kitchen. “Alright…here’s the game plan for tonight’s dinner…” I think my first projector was water-powered. When we replaced it, we considered donating it to the Smithsonian, to display next to their vintage steam engines and whatnot.

  7. I did not know this even existed! I will have to put this on a wishlist somewhere. I can see the potential of this little device for school visits (I’m a public librarian), or when the projector doesn’t work, or library events or as you say, impromptu. Especially if I can make it work with the iPad2. Either way, LOVE IT. Thanks for sharing!

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