ViewSonic has launched the world's first HD ready DLP projector with integrated iPod dock.

The PJ258D promises to bring new digital lifestyle entertainment options to iPod enthusiasts with video by giving them the portable display technology to take viewing experiences from "pocket" size to life-size, without the need of a computer the company said.

Geared towards teens and home cinema enthusiasts rather than office users, the unit mimics the iPod and weighs 2kg.

The docking station connects the iPod with video directly to the projector to eliminate the need for a computer to project video content. In addition, it charges the iPod's battery while digital content is being played.

The projector also supports other popular digital media through its multiple connectivity options, including S-Video and VGA, which enable users to quickly connect to PCs, DVD players and video game consoles.

Built on Texas Instruments' DLP platform, the PJ258D boasts a sharp 1024 x 768 XGA resolution, 2000 lumens of brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio to deliver bright, crisp pictures and video playback in any setting.

The PJ258D will be available in Q1 in the for an estimated street price of $999.

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