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Toshiba FF1 Ultralight LED Projector

You know, I have a thing for underdog products. Have you ever seen this device in the market? The Toshiba FF1 projector has been doing its rounds for almost 2 years now and hasn’t really been promoted much in the Philippines. So it really caught my eye when I dropped by Tricom Dynamics along Gil Puyat about 3 months ago and asked their marketing manager if I could take a look at this product.

The Toshiba FF1 ultralight projector does not use a regular replaceable bulb. Instead, it uses LED light projection technology. Several implications to this – the bulb can’t be replaced and it doesn’t fully light up a room for presentations. But these two things it sacrifices for ultra portability as you can see from the image (it is lighter than my laptop) and it also comes with a 2 hour battery pack. Yeah, you can use these things without a plug. I was able to attach this to the Nintendo Wii, to my laptop (to watch Gossip Girl, hee!) and project to the portable screen that it comes with. The screen (photo above) is a neat addition in cases where you really can’t find a wall to project to.

Because it doesn’t release a lot of heat, the FF1 is relatively silent as well and turns on almost instantly. Not bad for 2006 technology.

Interested in ordering one? Well you won’t find them in stores anymore so you will have to go through the warehouse. The address of the warehouse and pricing is as follows:

Toshiba FF1 Portable LED Projector
SRP P25,000.00
Metro House Building 245 Sen Gil Puyat Ave, Makati
Tel Number: 890.6525

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

8 replies on “Toshiba FF1 Ultralight LED Projector”

Great find Jayvee! Do you have the tech specs for this projector? min/max supported screen res?

I saw a usb port as one of the input options. Have you tried inserting a usb stick and project files from there?

Not really sure if ANSI lumens also applies to LED projection units… in case it does what is its ANSI lumens rating?


great item!!!!!

i was looking for a perfect and less expensive projector.and this might be the item i want.

and its a mobile projector..with the batteries.

hope to see a sample of the projection in some local tech shows here

@azrael – sincerely doubt you’ll see samples as this product is a 2006 item.

@tech box – im not well versed in projection technology so i really can’t say. a google search will show you a few results on the exact specifications though 🙂

will update this post if i have any more information.

Res 800×600
Lumens 25l
Very reliable, I’ve used one nearly every day for 2.5 years.
I’d like to get another one if someone has a secondhand source.

Much brighter (100l-150l) LED projectors have recently become available eg Samsung P400, but still 800×600. Even brighter (750l) full HD led projectors should be available by Jan 09. There should also be even smaller pico LED projectors available in the same time frame.

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