UK-based company Light Blue Optics (LBO) has unveiled a revolutionary compact projector that lets users interact with images that are projected onto any flat surface.

The device is set to be showcased on January 7 at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The Light Touch projector is the company's first released product. It transforms the usually static image created by a projector into interactive multimedia content using Light Blue Optics' proprietary holographic laser projection technology.

The ultra-compact device projects a virtual 10" interactive screen onto almost any surface and the integrated infra-red touch sensing system enables users to interact with the virtual image in exactly the same way they would a use handheld touchscreen device.

WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity allows users to access and connect with internet-based flash-based applications and engage in social networking and multimedia sharing via the projector.

The device comes equipped with 2GB of onboard Flash memory and has a Micro SD card slot for up to 32GB of storage.

"At LBO, we believe that today's consumer is no longer a passive viewer of multimedia content," said Light Blue Optics CEO, Chris Harris.

"People expect to engage, interact and share content and our first product enables them to do that in new and exciting ways. The opportunities for Light Touch extend beyond consumer electronics into retail spaces, the workplace and the home - profoundly changing the way people interact with multimedia content and the built environment. By enabling such diverse and compelling use cases, LBO aims to become the world's leading supplier of miniature projection systems."