My SHOW WX Experience
April 17th, 2009
by Tony Bussert
Hi there. Most of you don’t know me so I’ll introduce myself. My name is Tony Bussert and I’m the Product Support Manager here at Microvision. Mostly I spend my days in the trenches helping customers work through their tough issues. I also get to play with a lot of handheld type gadgets so I’ve got a pretty good feel on what kind of experience I’m looking for in handheld technology. Because of this when Macworld rolled around this year I was asked to participate and help man our booth. We had a great show, but the time I had the most fun was after the show was over.
I stayed a few extra days in San Francisco as I have a friend who lived within a few blocks of the where Macworld was being held. I was lucky in that the company let me keep one of the projectors until I came back to work on Monday. I had a lot of fun shining it at restaurants, streets and buildings. The most fun I had though was at a bar called O’Neil’s by the ATT ball park.
My friend and I went to O’Neil’s to give his wife a break from our rowdiness and watch one of the NFL playoff games. When we got to the bar it was pretty crowded, but we were able to find a couple of seats together. The problem was that there was a pillar blocking about half the TV screen. So I put my technical thinking cap on and said to myself, “Self, we can figure a way to watch this game and have a little fun at the same time.” There was a menu stand in front of us and a white paper place-mat behind the counter. I grabbed the place-mat, put it in landscape mode (hehe) and put into the menu holder. Next I turned on my AT&T Fuze, brought up my SlingPlayer, changed the channel to the game and then hooked up the SHOW WX to the TV Out cable that I had for my phone. Voila, my friend and I could now watch the game unobstructed!
We sat there watching the game intently, but after a few mins I noticed we started to gather a crowd around us. At one point there were people that could clearly see the normal TV, but were watching the game from the projector. It was like drawing moths to a flame! Once a commercial came on I started to get all the normal questions about pricing, availability, technology (you are using lasers? Cooool!). Everyone agreed how cool and handy having a small projector could be and were amazed that we could actually see things in a lighted room. All in al a great response.
Anyway, that’s all I have to say for the time being. You’ll see guest posts from me on here every once in a while and you can also follow my posts for the company on Twitter.
This entry was posted on Friday, April 17th, 2009 at 3:42 PM and is filed under Pico Projectors, SHOWWX.
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