If you’ve taken a look at Kickstarter or Indiegogo recently, the chances are you’ve seen projectors like the Gosho mini projector which look nice neat little projectors with a fairly decent and also genuine 180 ansi lumens.
If you are a UK customer then its not so easy to purchase these items in USD and get them shipped over (duty, vat, shipping issues, plugs, UK service, warranties all need to be considered) or wait for months until the product ships just to get the best discounts. If the products start to take forever to arrive then its worth looking at what else is available on your doorstep.
There are plenty of great mini projector models with higher specs, similar prices and most importantly they come with a UK plug with UK after sales services and UK warranties. You wont ever have the stress of shipping any faulty products all the way back to the USA at $50 a time or pay import duty and VAT when they go back and forth from the USA.
Great alternative new mini projectors to the Gosho projector are the
- Acer C200 (200 lumens) - more info
- Piqs TT (400 lumens with many unique features not on any other - more info
- Vivitek Qumi Q3 (500 lumens) - more info
Or for top specced mini projectors try the
- Vivitek Qumi Q38 (600 lumens, Full HD) - more info or
- Pico Genie M550 Plus (650 lumens and every imaginable feature) - more info
These models will transform your viewing experience in a big way and like the Gosho can be connected wirelessly, or with HDMI and USB, making it easy to view and share any kind of entertainment. They have all been tried and tested in the UK market and most carry 4 star or higher reviews.
Gosho claims to “surpasses all other mini-projectors on the market with superior picture brightness and unbeatable contrast levels and clarity. You can enjoy HD picture in a regularly-lit room” however at 180 lumens HD DLP then its spec is significantly lower than the 3 mini projectors mentioned above. The PIQS TT and the Qumi in particular are more than double and triple the Gosho’s 180 ansi lumens so there is no need to shut the curtains in normal daylight conditions.
As with all these models they all offer built-in WIFI so stream content directly from your smartphone, tablet, desktop, and game consoles. Mirror what’s on your screen with AirPlay and HDMI cable.
GoSho also works with TV boxes and various streaming sticks, so all your favourite shows are right at your fingertips whereas the Piqs, Q3 and M550 already have this built in as well as Android onboard so its so easy to navigate without the need to connect another dongle. Netflix, Youtube etc can be on your device in seconds if its not already preloaded.