The “better, smaller, cheaper” leitmotif of consumer tech has spread to one of the business traveler’s most valuable tools — the portable projector. Hitachi America recently revealed its Performa model, which sports 1,500 lumens, SVGA resolution, and a fan-muting option — plus, since it weighs less than five pounds, you don’t need Vin Diesel biceps to get it on the stage. Priced at $899, the Performa is a real workhorse. And if you want to wow ’em at home with the latest flicks, this baby will do the trick. (800) 448-2244, www.hitachi.us/digitalmedia