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Whether you’re searching for the perfect gadget, an office-ready presentation tool or a pocket cinema solution this guide will help you choose the right portable projector for the job.
All these LED DLP personal projectors are lightweight and ultra-portable unlike the projectors of old. The next most important aspect is the lumens and these 5 models range from 200 to 1000 ansi lumens (1200 to 6000 marketing lumens). Obviously there is always a trade off between price versus lumens, battery power, connectivity and other key features but the at-a-glance table can help you decide.
Increasingly Android operating systems (OS) onboard are becoming more popular and that's not just for the ability to watch a plethora of entertainment like Netflix, Youtube or iPlayer. Android on-board also means business or education apps such as PDF readers, powerpoint and presentation tools are supported.
The uniquely designed Pico Genie Periscope/Periscope Plus doubles up as a speaker and projector all in one, the Periscope provides awesome deep base sound and a unique swivel lens that allows you to change your view from wall to ceiling with ease.
The Vivitek Q38 Portable projector comes highly recommended, with an impressive 600 ANSI Lumens (3000 marketing lumens) and Full HD projection, unique to a projector of this size with an inbuilt battery.
Next the Butterfly PIQS TT wifi projector is a smart solution, with auto keystone, auto focus, and interactive remote it is a very intuitive and user friendly portable projector, perfect for gaming, drawing, business and presenting.
And if you still can’t decide and just want every possible feature in one small box then the Pico Genie M550 Plus is the obvious ultra portable choice in this range with powerful speakers, short throw, a 3 hour battery and high brightness at 650 lumens. The M550 was also Techadvisor's 'Best Portable Projector 2019'
Finally for those of you who prefer raw power over the convenience of a built in battery we have the Vivitek Qumi Q8. The Q8 dominates in the brightness category delivering 1000 ANSI lumens (6000 marketing lumens) in Full HD! Couple this image quality with the portability and you have a true pocket cinema.
|Feature||Pico Genie Periscope/Plus||Vivitek Qumi Q38||PIQS TT||Pico Genie M550||Vivtek Qumi Q8|
|Price (inc vat)||From £199.99||£510||£359.99||£599||£834|
|Battery (mains/rechargeable)||3 hours||2 hours||3 hours||3 hours||mains|
|Resolution||HD 720p||Full HD 1080p||HD 720p||HD 720p||Full HD 1080p|
|Short Throw (larger image)||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Android||Yes v5.1/6.0||Yes v6.0||Yes v4.4||Yes v4.4||No|
|Netflix, YouTube, iPlayer etc Apps||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Keyboard / Mouse||No||No||No/Yes||Yes||No|
|Remote control type||Standard||Standard||Interactive Laser Remote||Advanced Radio Remote||Standard|
|Keystone correction||Yes||Yes||Auto Focus Auto Keystone||Yes||Yes|
|Wifi, Wireless, Mirroring||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|MS Office Apps / PDF||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Speakers||3w Deep Base||2w||1.5w||3w||2w|
The Epson EB-S41 - Portable SVGA 3LCD Projector is evidently sold as a portable lamp projector, but what are the alternatives for people that want a pocket sized powerhouse instead of another laptop box in their bag?
Epson's offering is certainly bright at a 3300 lumens (if you're not sure what this means click here) and has plenty of connectivity options, but standing on the scales at 2.3kg Epson's SVGA projector weighs as much as a standard laptop, and is chunkier to boot.
If you're looking for a projector that can handle presentations with ease the PIQS TT WiFi projector has you covered. This portable wifi projector has an interactive remote and Android onboard so you can download apps and manipulate your any on screen data with ease.
The auto keystone feature and inbuilt battery also alleviate any unnecessary set up, just pop it down, turn it on and the screen adjusts automatically to the optimal size, all without being connected to a power supply.
If space is tight and you need something bright, the Pico Genie M550 Plus portable projector is an ideal and versatile projector for business or leisure. With short throw capability this LED pico projector delivers a larger image at a smaller distance compared to standard throw models. This means you don't need as much space to create your ideal big screen experience.
With it's LED light source you wont have to worry about maintenance, unlike lamp projectors, this projector has a light source lifespan of 20,000 hours! And with android on-board you can spend those hours with whichever apps you choose!
At 650 Ansi Lumens ( what are those) the M550 Plus LED DLP projector can handle ambient light with ease, making it a viable choice for the office, but crucially you can take it anywhere with ease. Weighing in at only 890 grams even with its whopping 3 hour battery life this powerful projector is ideal for true portability, move night doesn't have to be indoors after all!
The Epson may have the high brightness useful for a large conference room, but realistically the 1000 ansi lumens delivered by the Qumi Q8 portable projector are enough to cope with almost any lighting environment the portable projector will encounter. That's not all though, the Qumi Q8 DP LED Projector boasts a FULL 1080p Resolution, the smallest projector to currently offer those rich visuals!
There a plenty of more portable projectors out there, the Epson may be solid choice if you don't fancy moving your projector once it's set, but if you're looking for something more versatile all the above projectors are excellent alternatives.
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