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A Bold Projection

The pocket-sized MPro150 projector from 3M makes it possible to produce pitches on the go.

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Welcome to the age of the multi-media elevator pitch. The battery-powered, pocket-sized MPro150 from 3M projects a decently bright, 8- to 50-inch image on anything from an elevator wall to the back of an airline seat. It features a relatively crisp LED picture, 20,000 hours of lamp life, two hours of projection time, as much as 3 GB of and adapters and control that can project everything from your PC's desktop to those lingering episodes of Lost on your .

The pico-projector demand is fueled by entrepreneurs who need to have a memorable pitch ready no matter where they are. "There is a coolness factor that can be a big advantage in a selling situation," says William Coggshall, president of consultancy Pacific Media Associates in Menlo Park, Calif.

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