Dashbon's Flicks combines wireless music system with HD projector

The device – described as a "mobile party powerhouse...without power cord" – has been backed to the tune of $90,000 at the time of writing, which is nearly double the original $50,000 funding aim. So it should be a real product some time soon.

Flicks has been developed as an "all-in-one, Bluetooth-enabled boombox" that will let you stream music or video via HDMI from devices such as Roku's Streaming Stick and Google's Chromecast.

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Dashbon says the product will display a 100in image from more than 8ft away, with the battery life on the Flicks claimed to be up to 28 days on standby – or double on the Flicks Range edition.

The speaker component is housed within an airtight enclosure and contains two custom-designed neodymium speakers, as well as a subwoofer with bass radiator powered by a dedicated amp.

Meanwhile, the full-colour RGB LED light source delivers 720p HD pictures with the help of Texas Instruments's DLP Technology. It has a resolution of 1280 x 800 and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio.

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You can plug your HDMI streaming dongle into Flicks and project the video

You can plug your HDMI streaming dongle into Flicks and project the video

It streams content from Bluetooth 4.0-compatible devices and claims a wireless range of at least 33 feet.

Apart from battery life, the only difference between the Flicks and Flicks Range is the weight – Flicks weighs in at 2.45kg, while Flicks Range is 1kg heavier. All other features, it seems, are the same.

Mass production is expected to begin in May/June, with Flicks and Flicks Range set to cost $599 and $699 respectively – although you can still qualify for early bird rates via its Indiegogo page.

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