The Pico Genie P100 LED pico projector is ultra small & light (matchbox sized). This compact LED projector was designed for use on battery power, meaning you consistently get the high 85 lumens of brightness whether powering it from its inbuilt rechargable battery or the mains.
This ultra portable device is perfect for connecting to your other portable electronic devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, laptops and more with the HDMI input. Utilising the latest DLP chip technology means it provides rich colours and high contrast images from any connected device.
Compared to its rivals, the P100 is smaller, lighter, better designed with higher performance from battery and mains power. Use it in the office, at home or on the road to share your life on the big screen.
Key Unique Features
Other Main Features
Although the P100 is a HDMI passthrough device, it can be used with laptops which only have VGA output. To use with a VGA device you will need to purchase a VGA to HDMI adapter (available seperately online and through electrical retailers) and connect that to the included HDMI cable to mirror the screen. The image quality will depend on the quality of the VGA to HDMI adapter.
If you plan to connect to a smartphone via MHL cable, we recomend you check the list of MHL compatible mobile phones before purchase by clicking here
If you plan to connect to an Apple device, we recommend that you also purchase the Apple Digital AV adapter and check Apple's list of compatible devices by clicking here. The P100 can mirror almost all HDMI devices inlcuding the iPhone 4s, iPad 2/3 and iPod Touch (4th Generation onwards), please note that it will not mirror the screen of the iPhone 4 or below. It will mirror pictures and videos displayed on the device, not the full screen or Apps.
The P100 will work with Apple devices such as the MacBook Air. For this you will need to purchase the appropriate adapter (available separately, from Apple) to convert Apple's connection port (usually the lightning port on the MacBook Air) to HDMI. You then use the HDMI cable included in the P100's box to connect it to the projector.
To view the PDF manual for the Pico Genie P100, please see our FAQ section
Gadgets Boy - Recently reviewed by online gadget expert, Gadgets Boy notes "Extremely good performance for such a small HDMI projector" and recognises that the exceptional "Battery life and 85 Lumens of brightness is a great bonus that the manufacturer can boast about"
Richard Hirstwood Educational constultant (see video below) says "I really like this projector and I really like its simplicity. For 85 lumens I'm impressed that it is pretty bright. I got well over an hour on the battery. It works well with Apple TV, iPads and more. This is the one for you"
1. To see it projecting see Device Squad review video of Pico Genie P100 at the Gadget Show Exhibition, Dec 2012 Video starts 7.32 secs http://vimeo.com/55614074
2. Education Consultant Richard Hirstwood's video review - View this video review of the P100 for a hands-on insight into how the projector works. Richard has 27+ years of experience in the field of the Multi Sensory Room (MSR) or 'Studio' & was one of the innovators of multi sensory rooms in the 1980's UK and uses the P100 himself.
3. Gadget Boy Video - unboxing video
Comments / Feedback / Reviews
|Resolution||WVGA (854 x 480)|
|Projection Size (Diagonal)||10” to 60” (25.4cm to 152.4cm)|
|Brightness (Lumens)||85 lumens (battery and mains)|
|DLP (Digital Light Processing)||Yes|
|Digital Keystone Correction||No|
|"Lamp" Lifespan (Hours)||up to 20,000 hours|
|Speakers Onboard||Yes, dual 1w stereo speakers|
|Touchscreen||No, Touch panel on top for Volume / Mode|
|Dimensions||99.5 x 99 x 22.5mm|
|SD/Micro Card Slot||No|
|USB Stick Port||No|
|Composite (RCA) Connection||No|
|VGA Port (PC)||No|
|Audio Out||Yes, 3.5mm jack|
|WiFi||No - Optional dongles are available|
|Video Formats Supported||3GP, AVI, H.264, MOV, MP4|
|Photo Formats Supported||BMP, JPG|
|PDF Supported||No - online conversion software available|
|Power Supply||Output 5v|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, 3800 mAh, Inbuilt, Rechargeable|
|Battery Life||up to 2 hours (Full brightness)|
|Tripod||Yes, standard tripod receptacle|
|User Guide||Quick Start Guide|
|World Plug||International plug|
|Portable Projector Screens (25"-60")||Optional|
I am a Headteacher of a primary school (and the ICT Co-ordinator) and recently purchased the Pico Genie P100 from Personal Projector Ltd and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase again from this company. They did everything possible to sort out all of our needs. Their return policy is great and even when we did have problems with couriers delivering which was not their fault, the company went out of their way to help get the products delivered. They are easy to get hold of by phone and by email too and were extremely responsive.
The Pico Genie P100 is a great product and we are really happy with it for use in class with groups, using with our intervention groups, for staff meetings and for presentations for small groups in my office- projecting it onto my wall. The brightness of it for something so tiny is just incredible and it works well in the classrooms with our iPads.
Great product, Great Service for our school. (Posted on 12/05/2014)
The Genie P100 is a great little projector and it really just works, with full size HDMI no adapters. Personal Projectors have done everything I have asked each time I have had a projector from them. As an advisor in special education that's what we need. I had a couple of technical questions about the P100 and they answered them brilliantly. I have recommended them on quite a few occasions and they have not let me down yet. Keep it up and we'll keep coming back. (Posted on 12/05/2014)
It is fantastic does what it says on the tin, use on the road for presentations light neat compact! Great business tool (Posted on 12/05/2014)
I really needed to just plug this into my Asus Laptop and go. The unit is great, size good, brightness good, picture....no signal. The provided HDMI cable works great with my ipad (via a Lightning adaptor that I had to purchase separately) However the adaptor for the mini HDMI port does not appear to work at all :-( Very frustrated
Response by R Ashfield: You'll probably find that you have to shave some of the plastic off around the base of the mini HDMI plug with a knife. I had to do that as the mini HDMI port on my Yoga 2 is set quite deep in the case, so the plug wasn't making a connection. (Posted on 12/05/2014)
"I just wanted to say how impressed I am with this teeny little projector! It rocks! It is absolutely perfect for presentations and DVD use and ease of travel due to size and weight. Brilliant! It has a good screen range in terms of distance and the size is good, and the picture is crisp and clear. I didn't use the speaker I used my external ones. My only comment would be to make sure you tell people to order the cables needed to attach to a laptop or mobile unit as they are not included (just the HDMI cable is). Works brilliantly with my Mac Air. Really love it!" (Posted on 10/12/2013)
I ordered a Pico Genie P100 HDMI projector from Personal Projector and I'm very pleased with both the service and product. The price was cheaper than Amazon and ordering was seamless - the projector arrived next day by courier good as gold! The after sales service is excellent too.
The projector itself is a marvel of technology, it's very small (palm sized)and nicely built. Once linked to a laptop by the supplied HDMI cable it was very straight forward to set up and I was pleasantly surprised at how bright and rich the colours are. The size of the projection from such a small device is also impressive (easily 80") and the sound from the Pico Genie isn't bad but benefits from being remotely plugged into an amplified system via the jack output. I'm awaiting the Apple AV HDMI converter lead to check out compatibility with iPhone and iPad but hopefully this will allow full mirroring. Battery life good too - about 2 hours.
My one reservation is that the tripod supplied is a bit fiddly so I'll probably look to replace that with a better one.
Overall, if like myself, you're planning on giving presentations with mobility as your prime concern - this kit is ideal. Highly recommended. (Posted on 06/09/2013)
With lots of things to carry for work we needed a small, light projector for a laptop presentation. The Pico Genie P100 is less than half the weight of a bag of sugar and fits in your pocket nicely! It did the job very well, though I would recommend giving yourself a minute extra to get the image set up nice and sharp (as with any projection I guess). Highly recommended though. (Posted on 06/09/2013)
I bought one of these projectors from Personal Projectors, and their advice and customer care was excellent. It arrived next moning at 9.00, just in time for me to bring it with me to Nepal where I am currently using it for courses where daily power cuts are a way of life.
The projector is brilliant for no frills simple projection from ipad/iphone of laptop with HDMI output. Works well even in fairly bright rooms and can be used anywhere. The battery life is as good as claimed - we watched a whole movie during a power cut.
Postscript: In fact it was so popular that I ended up leaving it in Nepal and will have to replace it now! (Posted on 31/01/2013)
Next day delivery arrived at 9.00 am in time for my flight to Nepal. We used the projector for presentations in a remote school north of Kathmandu with daytime power cuts and no blackout blinds or curtains. It worked very well and was adequate for a room that was far from dark! I recommend this for anybody travelling without access to regular power supplies. Lots of interest in Nepal for purchases as well! I've sent a review to Amazon as well as the service and product were so good. (Posted on 25/01/2013)
I just got this from Personal Projector. They delivered it overnight.
This projector is astonishing. I plugged it into my iPhone and it works flawlessly. It is bright enough to compare to mid-2000s standard projectors. It doesn't mirror iPhone (iOS), so you can only play videos in the videos app, audio from iTunes, photos from camera roll, etc - but it looks beautiful.
It does however mirror my 2011 MacBook Pro 17" PERFECTLY - and flawlessly.
I have been waiting for the day when innovation and technology would finally afford me a tiny bright projector - and that day has arrived! (Posted on 29/11/2012)