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.