Turn any surface in your house into a mini cinema screen with this Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector.

The Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector may have a rather clunky name, but its possibly one of the slickest bits of tech we’ve ever seen. This tiny 8cm-wide gadget is about to revolutionise the way you watch stuff at home.

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By projecting high-resolution pictures and videos up to 50 inches wide onto any surface just centimetres away, the projector gives you the ability to watch whatever you want, whenever you want, and most importantly – wherever you want.

And when we say wherever, we mean it. The portable short-throw can project an image onto a surface at a diagonal angle of up to 80 inches, and it’s also cube-shaped, meaning you can flip it whichever way you want to cast your content onto the kitchen floor, living room wall, or even the breakfast table.

You can feed content to the projector in a couple of different ways – either via an HDMI input, or over Bluetooth from your smartphone. Once you’re wired up, there’s no limit to what you can stream. Whether it’s a film on Netflix, your favourite TV show on catch-up, or even just your vast video library on your smartphone of your dog jumping in puddles, it can all be beamed to your random surface of choice.

Picture-wise, the quality shouldn’t disappoint – as long as you’ve got a smooth enough surface to handle it. The project beams everything at 1920 x 720 pixels and auto-focuses to avoid any distortion. It emits 100 lumens of light, which is enough to make everything nice and clear without too much glare.

The projector also has built-in speakers, with Sony’s power-boosting xLOUD tech for some extra welly, which is preferable to your smartphone’s comparatively poxy audio output any day. It’s battery powered too, which allows for two hours of viewing.

There’s just one tiny catch, which is that when the projector launches on February 13th priced in the region of £565, it’ll initially only be available in Sony’s home country of Japan. There’s no word yet on when it’ll be crossing the pond, but in the meantime, here’s a little taster to…well, rub it in:

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