October 21, 2014

Sprint LivePro: pocket projector, mobile hotspot, power supply, and more

ZTE Projector on stand left angle

Sprint on Wednesday introduced the LivePro, a mobile-minded accessory that wears multiple hats.

Touted as the “world’s first commercially available pocket projector and mobile hotspot”, the unit lets users project images anywhere 10 inches to 10 feet. What’s more, it also serves as a Sprint Spark-ready Wi-Fi access point for up to eight devices at once. And, lest you believe this is merely a two-trick pony, a deeper look reveals additional features.

ZTE Projector on stand backPowered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the Sprint LivePro boasts a 4-inch touch display with access to the breadth of Google apps and services. And, thanks to the 4GB internal storage and microSD expansion, it should be no problem to download a movie directly to the LivePro and project it to a wall.

The device also packs a 5,000mAh battery which can be used to charge up other devices via a USB cable. Other notable specifications include an internal speaker, Bluetooth and 3.5mm connectivity, and Miracast mirroring.

The LivePro will be available from Sprint starting from Friday, July 11. Qualified buyers can purchase the accessory for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $18.75, for a total cost of $450.00.