Here to welcome you to the future of personal projection, Beam is a fully-equipped smart projector that can turn any flat surface in your home into a crisp big screen. Encouraging users to “Screw it in and have fun,” Beam aims to provide a convenient and intelligent multimedia device anywhere you want it to be.
Projection in the Smart Home
With the advent of the smart home upon us, Beam is lighting the way with its seamless integration into your household. Packaged into a sleek matte black housing, Beam is poised to blend in beautifully with its surroundings without skimping on functionality. What makes Beam so versatile is that it can plug directly into any light socket, allowing for endless possibilities and supremely easy reconfiguration. Don’t worry, it comes with a power cable for horizontal projection too. Oh, and did I mention it doubles as a dimmable LED light? It provides the same intensity as a regular light bulb, so if it’s taking up a space in one of your sockets you won’t have to live in darkness when you’re not making use of the projector.
Beam is powered by an Android computer sporting a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 8GB of storage for apps, photos, games, or anything else you might want. It comes down to what you want Beam to do for you. It has onboard WiFi, Bluetooth, and stereo speakers for incredibly easy use, all controlled by the Beam Remote app on Android and iOS. The most apparent use of these features are for home entertainment. Beam supports Airplay and Miracast and can project television and movies directly into your bedroom, use any Android app on the marketplace, or even just be used to showcase your photos and videos. The possibilities are virtually endless, how you want to utilize it is up to you.
One of the most appealing features of the Beam is that it can be programmed to automatically perform actions with ease, even for people who have no programming experience. By using a basic programming function known as an “If/Then” statement, it allows users to customize Beam to fit their individual visions. For example, users could say “If it’s 7:00 PM on Monday till Friday, then display the local news.” This feature appeals to me as a tech enthusiast and occasional programmer, I would likely spend hours upon hours tailoring Beam to perfectly fit my lifestyle.
Beam Me Up!
I have nothing but praise for Beam. Its gorgeous innovative design and incredible futuristic functionality is exciting, to say the least, and I hope that it becomes widely used in smart homes all over the world. In fact, Beam has won the prestigious CES Innovation Award in the Smart Home category at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Congratulations to the Beam team! They also announced Beam for Business, a cloud-based system that integrates Beam effortlessly into hospitality, retail, and public spaces. I believe that Beam has great potential to be the next technological innovation that we happily welcome into our lives.