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Jun 15th, 2011
 
MicroVision delivers unmatched gaming experience for Apple device users
 
PicoP in-motion laser display technology uniquely delivers big-screen immersive movement.
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This week at the E3 Expo, MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS - News) is inviting attendees to visit its booth #546 in the South Hall to experience how mobile gaming can offer a much larger, more exhilarating experience when combined with PicoP® in-motion laser display technology. MicroVision is showcasing several prototype devices, along with its “Made for iPod, iPhone, and iPad" SHOWWX+™ laser pico projector, that enable game play on any surface at up to nine feet in diagonal image size. Unlike competitive technologies, MicroVision’s laser display technology produces images that are always in focus with no color breakup even in constant motion and on uneven display surfaces—two critical criteria for mobile gaming applications.

In four gaming stations at MicroVision’s booth, and at locations around the show floor, E3 attendees can experience how gamers can achieve a “larger than living room” experience from a device that easily slips into their shirt pocket. The SHOWWX+ plugs directly into personal media players such as an iPod, iPhone, iPad, mobile phones, handheld gaming consoles and other devices with TV-Out or VGA functionality, casting a large, vibrant, non-fixed display that amplifies the immersive movement of mobile games. MicroVision is also displaying new accessories that can make big-screen mobile gaming even easier including the new iGrip swivel carrier that connects the SHOWWX+ to partner devices such as the iPhone 3G and above, third- and fourth-generation iPod Touch devices, and iPad and iPad 2.

Also on display are several prototype devices that offer varied connectivity, multiple user experiences and innovative embedded solutions based on PicoP laser display technology including an Android-based mini-tablet unveiled at CES 2011 and a disc-shaped motion game controller.

Combining SHOWWX+ and a mobile device with games that support video-out creates a bigger, more immersive experience than most console-based gaming. Prototype efforts, from MicroVision’s own “Sultan’s Rings” to Disney Research’s MotionBeam project, continue to demonstrate exciting future possibilities when gaming and display solutions are coupled and why MicroVision’s laser display technology is a perfect complement to mobile gaming.

Availability
The SHOWWX+™ laser pico projector is available now at an MSRP of $349. A full suite of optional accessories, including the new iGrip swivel carrier, tripods, spare batteries, extended cables, VGA connectors, car chargers and carrying cases are available on the MicroVision online store and from authorized distributors.

About MicroVision
MicroVision provides the PicoP® display technology platform designed to enable next-generation display and imaging products for pico projectors, vehicle displays and wearable displays that interface with mobile devices. The company’s projection display engine uses highly efficient laser light sources that create vivid images with high contrast and brightness.

MicroVision, SHOWWX, SHOWWX+ and PicoP are trademarks of MicroVision Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.


 
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