Projectors are not just for the movie theater anymore. They’re not even just for movies. Beam is a projector that lets you project whatever is on your smartphone’s screen wirelessly, and it doesn’t even require any fancy setup. Just screw it right into any light socket, and point it at a flat surface. Your movie night will never be the same.


Inside its super modern, pendant-like silhouette, this fancy bulb has got an entire smart computer. Not only does it display what’s on your smartphone… it can also think for itself. You can program it with a ton of “If/Then” functions, so if your alarm goes off in the morning, Beam can project the news and weather onto the wall as you wake up. You could also program it to display a recipe video on the counter while you’re cooking, or automatically pull up Netflix when you get home from work. House of Cards marathon, here we come.


Since it fits into any light fixture, you can have it shine onto a wall, on a tabletop or even up on the ceiling while you’re laying in bed. That last one sounds kind of dangerous for the binge-watchers among us.


The only downside to Beam is that the projection of deep, rich colors depends on the lights being completely off. But even if you can’t achieve movie theater-quality darkness, you can still see images well enough.


Beam is controlled by the Beam app on iOS and Android, so you can program everything right from your smartphone. You can even connect your smart watches and speakers to Beam. A $350 pledge on Kickstarter gets you this insanely innovative project.

What would you project with Beam? Let us know what you think in the comments!

(Images via Kickstarter)