Samsung’s The Freestyle projector received a Gold Award at the Forum (iF) Design Award 2022, one of the most important international competitions for industrial design. The iF Design Award was established in 1953 and awards awards each year by evaluating various aspects divided into nine categories: Product, Packaging, Communication, Professional Concept, Interior Architecture, Architecture, Service Design, User Experience (EU) and Interface user (UI).
The Freestyle is not the classic home cinema projector or for professional use: the appearance is that of a compact cylinder which measures 104.2 (W) x 172.8 (H) x 95.2 (D) millimeters and weighs approx. 830 grams. The base is built in such a way as to allow a 180 degree rotation and expand the versatility of the device. Inside we find a chip Full HD resolution DLP and a lighting system a LED which guarantees a maximum luminance of 550 LED lumen.
The lens has a 1.2: 1 shooting ratio that allows you to fill a 100 “screen at a distance of 2.7 meters. The intended use and characteristics of the projector, however, make it more suitable for smaller sizes. such as 65 “by 1.7 meters or 75” by 2 meters. Image processing is entrusted to the Crystal Engine which can also intervene on rapid movements through theAuto Motion Plus. The Freestyle is compatible with HDR10 and offers numerous “smart” features. It can act as a wireless speaker thanks to the Bluetooth Low Energy 5.2 and ai two 5W RMS speakers that spread the sound at 360 degrees.
Then there is the Smart TV based on Tizen, the same that we find on Samsung televisions and which brings applications to access the main streaming services. The integrated microphone allows you to interact via voice assistants Bixby And Alexa. Available connections include an input Micro HDMI with ARC, Wi-Fi 5 and a door USB-C for power.
Jinsoo KimExecutive Vice President of Samsung Electronics’ Corporate Design Center, said:
It is important that design correlates evolving values with innovative technologies. We are committed to delivering a meaningful experience that meets various customer needs and improves quality of life.