In 2011 DLI, an Academy Award winning projector technology company from Austin TX, engaged IDEO to develop a truly portable projector for the iPad. The selected concept comes in an iconic form factor. During transport the device is fully enclosed. While unfolded, the user can easily adjust height in three steps by rotating the front cover element. Compared to other devices in the market, this projector communicates simplicity and portability. IDEO built three workalike, looks-like prototypes for CES 2012.
The video below was created to capture the usability of the first prototypes. While not being polished, it communicates the functionality of the device well.