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CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults

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CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
There are all kinds of devices that can project an image nowadays.These include projectors, pico projectors, phone attachments with projectors, and even tablets with built-in miniature projection modules. But for a long time, no one could offer a universal device for the whole family. An ordinary projector is quite cumbersome, in many cases it is necessary to connect it to a laptop, because not all devices work with external media. In addition, you need a connection to a normal mains power supply.
Not so long ago a device that can be called a mini-cinema appeared in Russia. It can hardly be used in the office for presentations, but it can be used in the family at home. And here is why.
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults

A bit of backstory

Creator CINEMOOD – entrepreneur Mikhail Bukhovtsev, back in 2014 decided to make a mini-cinema for the Russian user. It was immediately decided to load content into the memory of the device, so that customers would not have to scour the Internet in search of suitable materials. Well, since the device was supposed to be a “home” device, they made cartoons the main content. To do this, the rights to show 50 cartoons were purchased from Soyuzmultfilm (now it is about 500 cartoons from 30 studios).
The devices were manufactured (the first version was called Multicubic) in China, and their sales were more or less active. But this did not last long – until December 2014. Then the supplier sent more than a thousand copies with defective optical modules. But as the saying goes: “Everything that does not kill us makes us stronger”. So the domestic company began development on its own.
The circuit of the device was designed from scratch, and the received devices were disassembled and reassembled. And the optical module was developed together with Texas Instruments. Moreover, the mini-cinema (only now it is called CINEMOOD Storyteller) got a motorized focus and a passive cooling system. The new system came out on Indigegogo, where raised $163, 718. That was enough to launch a mass production of the device. The CINEMOOD Storyteller was also able to enter the international market, although the first version was only sold in Russia.
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
We started assembling the device in China again, but already with another partner. Among other things, the device was equipped with WiFi, which made it possible to get rid of wires. Thanks to the wireless connection, content can be downloaded to the device remotely. For example, you can send a child a video message or story. The collection of cartoons, since the development of the product, has become more extensive. Another interesting point is that the mini home theater has received a case with NFC tags. With their help, the user can update the content library.
The company says that CINEMOOD – is not a competitor to pico projectors, but to home theaters. The target audience is families with children.
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults

How it all works

The Cinemood Mini Cinema (also called Multicube 2.0) can run for about 3 hours without recharging thanks to its large battery. If it is turned on for about 20 minutes a day (to show a video story or a cartoon to the child before going to bed), the resource will last for a week.
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
The device itself looks like a cube with buttons on its sides. Both children and their parents can handle the controls, no matter how far removed they are from technology.
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
Content :

  • There are 135 cartoons, 20 diafilms, 32 audio tales, 11 lullaby albums, and 6 shadow theater lessons downloaded in Russian.
  • There are 95 cartoons, 20 diafilms, 31 audio tales, 9 lullaby albums, and 6 shadow theater lessons downloaded in English.

CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
The memory capacity of the device is 32 gigabytes, so you can download a lot of different content to Cinemood.
By the way, the content was collected according to the recommendations of child psychologists. Diafilms from the collection can also please adults who can remember the time when they themselves were children. To take out a slide projector, dust it, turn it on, smell the incomparable smell after a while, fill the film and start watching a film is a great pleasure. And it can be given to a child who is already familiar with modern technology.
True, unlike a overhead projector, Cinemood is not heated or noisy. The built-in lamp and its light do not spoil a child’s eyesight. A mini-cinema functions can be controlled from the phone, which in this case plays the role of a remote control. To control it, you need to download a proprietary mobile app. The device uses a DMD matrix – 640×360 pixels.
Use this mini-cinema may well be a child who does not want to go to sleep without a bedtime story. Yes, no one cancelled parental attention, no technique can replace it. But if you suddenly do not manage to put your baby to sleep, you can try to turn on his cartoons on the mini theater, turning off the device remotely, when the child falls asleep.
Adults may also find this device useful. For example, you want to watch videos or photos from your vacation? Just connect a flash drive to the Cinemood Storyteller, using the USB-OTG adapter included, and watch. Thanks to the Bluetooth module, you can connect wireless speakers to the device. If you can’t work with Bluetooth, there is also a regular 3.5″ audio jack.
Covers
Usually a case is put on your gadget to protect it from scratches and other nasties. In the case of Cinemood, this is the case, but there is more. The thing is that when you put the case on your device, it recognizes the type of case (using an NFC tag).
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
In the memory of the device from the “cloud” are automatically downloaded new series of cartoons with the character, the case in the form of which is now worn. Want to “Smeshariki”? Here they are. Also, covers are also available with the characters “Am Yum, ” “Kitties, Go!” and “HooplaKidz.” Smart covers are made of hypoallergenic semi-urethane, safe for children.
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults
CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults

Features

  • Dimensions : 80 × 80 × 80 mm;
  • Weight : 260 g;
  • DMD Matrix – 640×360 pixels;
  • Projection size : 200 cm at a distance of 3 m, support up to 1080p resolution;
  • Audio : 2.5W speaker, 3.5mm output, Bluetooth;
  • Built-in Memory : 32GB;
  • Wireless Interfaces : Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, NFC;
  • Power : Built-in rechargeable battery;
  • Battery life :
  • More than 3 hours of video playback;
  • Power : built-in rechargeable battery;
  • USB Flash Card Support : yes
  • Mobile application for platforms : iOS, Android (in development);
  • Operating system : CINEMOOD OS;
  • Modes : watching cartoons, listening to audio tales, viewing photos and diafilms, shadow theater.

CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults

Where to buy?

In Russia, this miniature home theater is available at Madrobots In our catalog. personalized covers are also available


CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults

CINEMOODStoryteller: a miniature movie theater for children and adults

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