Canon India has started distributing Rayo Mini projectors in India. Targeted at both B2B and B2C segments, the two flagship models, Rayo i5 and Rayo R4 are compact, lightweight, and portable and bet big on both style and imaging impressions, said Conon. The R4 is priced at Rs. 30,000 and the i5 is priced at Rs. 50,000. Both the projectors have compact design. The compact size makes it extremely convenient to carry around in carry-on bags or even in a shirt pocket, making it well-suited for corporate, retail and educational purposes, said the company.
The Rayo R4 weighs 169 grams and the Rayo i5 weighs 260 grams. Also, the wireless feature on the Rayo i5 circumvents the hassle of cables. The convenience of the wireless functionality means users can play movies or share content from their Android or iOS devices easily through Mirroring/DLNA technology.
The Rayo R4 projects directly from mobile phones/tablets through connectivity with MHL cable and offers a brightness of 50 Ansi lm. It can be easily connected to a laptop with the Mini HDMI cable to deliver a power-packed demo. Both the projectors also come with a mini tripod.
According to Canon India, Rayo i5 has a 1,900 mAH battery which has a play time of upto 120 minutes at the standard brightness. Whereas the R4 has a 1,700 mAH battery that can play for upto 150 minutes in standard brightness. The LED light source lasts upto 20,000 hours in the Rayo i5 and 10,000 hours in the Rayo R4. A long-lasting light source lets you project as frequently as you want without having to worry about replacing it.
Both R4 and i5 come with built in speakers making it a mobile companion for all projection needs as it saves the hassle of carrying additional speakers. Users can also connect their headphones if required.
“We have witnessed a shift in the usage pattern of projectors among Indian consumers which has led us to diversify in this space, launching a product that lets users screen where they want. With this defined and unique expansion to our portfolio, we foresee the further development of our customer base in the country,” said Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India.
“The Rayo Mini Projector is an innovation that complements the smartphone proliferation trend perfectly. The easy setup and versatility of the mini projectors make them a must-have travel accessory particularly for the mobile business professionals and for families on vacation or those using them for leisure. The Rayo projectors truly boost the power of information on-the-go by enhancing the way photographs, presentations and videos are shared.” said K Bhaskhar, Vice-President, Business Imaging Solutions, Canon India.
The Rayo R4 and i5 will be available for sale in India from June 1, 2018. The R4 is priced at Rs 30,000 and the i5 is priced at Rs 50,000.
Canon Rayo i5 and Rayo R4 specifications and features
|Rayo R4||Rayo i5|
|Size (mm)||71 x 124 x 20||111 x 111 x 17.2|
|Resolution||640 x 480||854 x 480|
|Brightness||50 Ansi lm||100 Ansi lm|
|Light Source||(R/G/B) LED||(R/G/B) LED|
|Lamp Life (Hours)||10,000||20,000|
|Screen Size||Maximum 236.22cm (From 3 Meters)||Maximum 401.32 cm (From 5 meters)|
|Input||Mini HDMI / MHL||HDMI / MHL|
|Output||Audio out (3.5 mm Jack)||Audio out (3.5mm Jack)|
|Built-in Speaker||1W||0.7W x2|
|Built-in Battery (hours)||Up to 150 minutes at standard brightness||Up to 120 minutes at standard brightness|
|Basic Package||AC Adapter, HDMI Cable, MHL Cable, 5 to 11 Pin Gender Tripod, Manual||AC Adapter, HDMI Cable, Manual, Tripod, OTG Cable|
|Warranty||1 Year||1 Year|