Casio Still Slimmest.

Casio SuperSlim Portable

What’s happened in the world in the year since Casio introduced their Super Slim projector line? Italian officials have banned ultra thin models from runway fashion shows, the formerly gregarious “Screech” has become a super-jerk in his quest to become the biggest loser, and Apple has released the iPhone as one of the slimmest “smart” phones ever made. Coincidence? Possibly.

Of course Casio isn’t responsible for the world’s obsession with size, but they are still the thinnest portable projector on the market. So how did they get so slim? And what other ingenues are waiting in the wings?

How’d They Do That?

We talked about the Casio Super Slim projectors back in September 2006, but since the technology has yet to be beat, we think it’s worth another look.

Projectors have historically been significantly bulkier than laptops, but are still often carried along side them in a laptop bag or attache case. Because projector lenses were at least 2-inches wide, the average “height” of a projector was well over two-inches. The people at Casio saw this as an opportunity to innovate, creating their Super Slim line with a remarkable 1.7-inch height.

How Slim Is It?

The Super Slim projectors from Casio are just 1.69 inches tall, and just 1.26-inches at its slimmest point. They were able to achieve this extreme thinness without enlarging the footprint. The actual physical dimensions of the XJ-S30 and S35 are: 10.63″ (W)