A new kind of projector is currently seeking support on Kickstarter. Beam can deliver visual content to any surface through either a Bluetooth connection to an Android or iOS smart device or through its on-board WiFi capable computer.
With Beam, board games could be projected on to a coffee table, recipes to the kitchen worktop, or video chat to your living room wall. It can even be programmed to display alarm-triggered video messages to your spouse as she enters the house.
Speaking about the development of Beam to Wired, Jeroen van Geel, Chief Creative Officer at Beam Labs, said, “Everybody started sharing ideas on where they would place beam in their house, and almost all of them were in a different location.” He continued, “We were no longer limited by the traditional spots and could now freely dream up places where we would love to have a screen.”
Beam has already more than doubled its $200,000 Kickstarter goal, with 1,131 backers, still with 28 days left to run. Units are priced at $399 each.