How bright are Vankyo projectors? We have been seeing Vankyo projectors almost everywhere in the past years, but their brightness ratings are often missing from their packaging. The most popular Vankyo projectors are Vankyo Performance V630, Vankyo Leisure 470, and Vankyo Leisure 3. These Vankyo projectors are advertised to have about 100-200 lumens brightness, with the V630 as the brightest projector at 270 lumens brightness.
To learn more about Vankyo projector brightness, we are going to test and compare the Vankyo Performance V630 Projector 1080P HD LCD and the AAXA P6X Mini Projector with a 4-hour Battery.
The AAXA P6X LED projector is known as the brightest mini projector that operates off a battery. The AAXA P6X mini projector has a respectable 1000 LED Lumens on battery and 1100 LED Lumens plugged in, while the Vankyo V630 has 270 lumens brightness. Based on our initial observation, the Vankyo projector does not seem to have a greater Lumen rating compared to the P6X.
Though the AAXA P6X mini projector is a lot smaller than the Vankyo performance V630, it boasts vibrant colors and crisp details; whereas the Vankyo performance V630 has washout images and colors in a low-light room. It seems that the Vankyo projector falls short in terms of color quality most likely due to the lower-end lumen rating it has.
The Vankyo V630 Projector claims 1080p which is a Full HD Resolution of 1920 x 1080p. Note that the throw ratio and the lumen rating are missing in their official manual. The AAXA P6X claims a native resolution of WXGA which is 1280 x 800 Pixels. However, our test points out that the Vankyo V630 Projector has some focus problems and the images on the edge are out of focus, it has unreadable small texts on the left of the projection. This focus issue is common among single LCD projectors; it is almost impossible to get a perfect in-focus image when you use keystone on a single LCD projector. The AAXA P6X mini projector, on the other hand, use DLP technology – the same technology used in cinemas worldwide.
To learn more about Vankyo V630 Performance Projector focus issue and its brightness comparison to the AAXA P6X projector, watch our review video below.
The Vankyo V630 costs $269.99 and the AAXA P6X costs $359.99, would you pay $110 more for portability and better image quality? Overall the AAXA P6X mini projector is perfect for those looking for convenience and great clarity of image. With the Vankyo V630 still being a good option, it’s safe to say that paying extra would definitely be better in the long run.
When it comes to Christmas Decoration, we often see old-fashioned decoration styles with light strips and inflatable decors. This Christmas, we decided to change things up with a livelier decorating style using a projector. Today we want to share with you my tips on how to use a projector to decorate your house for Christmas.
Another option is to use a projector that comes with pre-loaded animated videos. Not only it would save you some cash, but it also saves you the time to buy and load the videos into the projector. The AAXA CP3 Holiday projector is the one that we use, it comes with 5 pre-loaded holiday effects from HallowFX at the price of only $119. Here are some examples of how the animated effect would look when you project it onto your windows.
Hang the screen to cover the window/doorway or any open space that you want to project on (Tip: use clothes pins or binder clips.) Make sure you get rid of all the wrinkles on your piece of fabric, that will help with a clearer and cleaner image.
Find a place to put your projector. A tripod would help if there’s no place to place the projector.
Turn the projector on and adjust it to fit your liking.
If you have the AAXA CP3 projector like us, then you just need to select a video to play. If not, then you can purchase and load the effects that you like into a flash drive or SD card and attach it to your projector.
There are two major types of short throw projectors – that of
short throw and that of ultra short throw.
Short throw projectors are projectors that typically have a
throw ratio of between 0.4 and 1.0 whereas ultra short throw typically have a
projector throw ratio of between 0.15 to 0.4.
They’re a little bit different in design.
What is projector throw ratio?
The projector throw ratio is the distance from the projector divided by the horizontal size of the screen. For example, if a projector is 100” from the screen and the screen size is 40” then the throw ratio of this projector is 2.5.
Separately if a projector is just 50” from the screen size is 100” then this projector has a throw ratio of 0.5 making it a short throw projector.
How is projector short throw achieved?
For short-throw projectors, the short throw project uses a lens design that allows a much larger image. This is similar to a camera’s “wide angle lens” where a short focus distance allows a larger field of view. The same is true for projectors. Generally speaking short-throw optics are more expensive to produce because the lenses need to be larger, the curvature greater, and the precision higher.
What are the benefits of a short throw lens?
A short throw lens allows the projector to be closer to the
screen compared to a standard-throw projector.
In other words, for a fixed distance the image is much larger on a short
throw projector. This is very useful
when one’s space is limited, and where one wants to avoid walking in front of
the projected image – such as in a ceiling mounted classroom environment.
What are the negatives of a short throw lens?
Generally speaking, there are three downsides to a short
throw projectors. One the brightness of
a short throw system is typically lower than its standard throw counterpart –
sometimes up to 20% less. Two the short
throw lens is more expensive – adding additional cost to the entire
projector. Third a short throw lens is
typically larger than a standard throw lens, making the projector larger.
What is an Ultra-Short throw Projector?
An ultra short throw projector is a projector featuring a
throw ratio of less than 0.40. Today
current technology allows for the manufacturing of ultra-short throw projectors
up to 0.15 throw ratio. Meaning one can
project a 100” width (~115” screen size!) at just 15” from the screen! This is typically the throw ratio found in
the latest “projection TVs”. The
ultra-short-throw projector is a little bit different from the standard short
throw projector as typically the ultra-short throw relies on a mirror and lens
system to achieve such ultra short throws.
What are the benefits of an ultra short throw projector?
An ultra-short throw projector allows the projector to be
very close to the screen compared to a standard-throw projector. In other words, one can usually mount the
projector right up against the wall without fear of having the image blocked by
someone walking by. Additionally with a
little bit of room the projected image can become very large (dark areas needed!).
What are the
negatives of an ultra-short-throw projector?
Generally speaking, there are four downsides to ultra-short
throw projectors. One the brightness of
an ultra-short throw system is typically lower than its standard throw
counterpart – sometimes up to 35% less.
Two the ultra-short throw lens sets are quite expensive – adding
additional cost to the entire projector.
Third an ultra-short-throw lens is typically larger than a standard
throw lens, making the projector larger.
Finally, an ultra-short-throw lens is very sensitive to image
distortion. Care must be taken in
lens-set production and lens-set installation.
With bad designs sustained vibration or thermal warping can permanently
distort the image as some competitors have experienced in the recent past.
In today’s blog, we will talk about short throw projector. Choosing a projector can be a difficult decision when you are a first timer because you have to learn about projectors’ features such as brightness (lumen), contrast ratio, resolution, throw ratio, and so on. When shopping for a projector, one of the most important decisions that you have to make is picking between short throw or long throw. So, what is a throw ratio? The throw ratio is the relation between the throw distance and the width if the projected image. In short, the smaller the throw ratio, the larger the image that a projector will project at a shorter distance. A short throw projector has a throw ratio between 0.4 – 1, and the ultra-short throw has a throw ratio between 0.1 – 0.4.
Pros and cons of short throw projector.
Pros: When you are in a small space area, a short throw projector will come in handy as it will save you more space than a long throw projector. Its ability to project much larger image will be great to replace your regular TV.
Cons: There are some disadvantages of a short throw projector. Cost is one of them, a short throw projector tends to be more expensive. And brightness is also an issue because projectors can’t go as bright as a TV.
Here are some of the best short throw projectors that we hand-picked for you to consider:
Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS300
The Epson LS300 short throw projector is the most expensive short throw
projector in this list, MSRP at $1,999.99. It delivers picture up to 120” at
1080P (accepts 4K format). With an incredible 3,600 lumens, the LS300 short
throw projector produces vivid picture even with some ambient light in the
room. The Audiophile 2.1 sound system by Yamaha is nothing like others, it
provides a unique experience. All in all, you can’t go wrong with the Epson
LS300 projector, it’s an ideal short throw projector that could be a
replacement for your TV.
Pros: High lumen brightness, loud speaker, high contrast ratio
Cons: Expensive for 1080P native resolution
Amazon Link for the Epson EpiqVision LS300 short
The AAXA P400 is a budget short throw
projector. It’s the most portable and affordable mini short throw projector in
the list with the price tag of $269 MSRP and the dimension of 4.5″ x 4″ x 2.3″, and
weighs at 19.8 ounces. It can easily fit in your palm. Even though the
P400 short throw projector is small, it’s a powerful unit which can project a vivid 100″ screen with 1080P
resolution at just 5.25 feet from wall and holds up to 2 hours of battery in
one charge. If you are in a position where money is short, and want a short
throw projector that can get the job done, you can’t go wrong with the P400
since it offers almost everything that you need in a short throw projector.
Pros: Portable, native 1080P FHD, inexpensive, best value for money
The BenQ TK700STi short throw projector is made for gamers with a low
input lag 16ms at 4K/60Hz, you can experience your gameplay with unnoticeable
lag. It’s compatible with major consoles such as Xbox, PS5, Nintendo Switch,
and a few more. This short throw projector is an incredible entertainment
powerhouse. The only downside of the TK700STi is the throw ratio of 0.9 so you
will need to place it a little far away from your wall in order to have a big
Pro: Low latency, great for gaming, 4K resolution
Cons: 0.9 Throw ratio, not great black level
Amazon Link for The BenQ TK700STi short throw
get a short throw projector?
Deciding what kind of projector is best fits for you need depends on numerous of factors. The most important characteristic that you should consider when purchasing a projector is space. If you are setting up a home theater in a small room, then you should consider a short throw projector. Not only it will save you more space, but also preventing unwanted shadows. And if space is not an issue for you, then you should consider getting yourself a long throw since it will save you some cash.
In 2022, we see a trend in Ultra Short Throw and 4K laser projectors. Where do the mini projectors, micro projectors, or pico projectors stand in the market nowadays, then? In today’s blog, we look at the new mini projectors that are small in size and yet have loads of power factors in 2022. If you are looking for a small, portable projector for your bedroom, small studio, apartment, van, classroom, or meeting room, these tiny yet mighty projectors are for you!
The AAXA new P8 projector can support up to 1080p signal and its native resolution is 960×540.
Though the P8’s native resolution is not very impressive, it is equipped with Android 10.0 onboard, WiFi, Bluetooth, and built-in streaming apps such as Netflix and Twitch. Wireless screen mirror smart devices are also available on the P8 mini projector, so the only cable you need in order to watch YouTube or Netflix is the projector’s power cable.
What we like about the AAXA P8 Mini Smart Projector (besides its super tiny compact size) is its wide variety of inputs, including HDMI, USB, 3.5mm Headphone Jack (Audio Out), and Memory Card (Micro SD)). The AAXA P8 Mini Smart Projector projects a decent 430-LED-Lumens brightness image, which is more than acceptable for casual movie time and gaming, especially when the price is very attractive at only $249. The projector comes with a mini tripod and a tiny remote control, making the whole package a real bargain.
Pros: very compact and portable, smart
features (WiFi, Bluetooth, Android 10.0), inexpensive
We have reviewed the Wemax Dice Movie Projector on our YouTube channel before, and we really like its smart connections and user interface. However, the Wemax Dice Movie Projector is perhaps too big and heavy to be considered a real mini projector. Instead, the Wemax Go Mini Pocket Projector has a better fit in the “mini projector” class. The Wemax Go Mini Pocket Projector has 300 ANSI Lumen brightness and it is capable of projecting a 100-inch screen using an ALDPlaser light source. The connectivity that the Wemax Go Mini Pocket Projector offers are USB, HDMI, 3.5mm Audio, making it a standard projector.
Similar to the AAXA P8 Mini Smart Projector, the Wemax Go is also equipped with WiFi for Airplay & Miracast. However, while the AAXA P8 has WiFi for browsing the internet, the Wemax Go’s WiFi is only usable for wireless screen mirroring from your smartphone or other smart devices. The Wemax Go Mini Pocket Projector does not have a built-in power supply. In other words, it does not have a built-in battery, and it needs connecting to a power source. This power source can be a 15V/2A power bank. With auto vertical keystone, the Wemax Go provides a degree of ease of use. Wemax advertises the Wemax Go Mini Pocket Projector as a “1080P support projector” – and its native resolution remains unknown. We could not find any information about the Wemax projector’s true native resolution on their Amazon listing.
At the price point of $699, the Wemax Go Mini Pocket Projector lacks numerous typical features that projectors in the above $500 price range often offer such as a built-in battery, horizontal and vertical keystone, auto focus, zoom, and native 1080P full HD resolution.
Pros: Small size (0.71 lbs), nice &
sleek design, decent brightness, Wifi for Airplay and Miracast
Cons: Wifi is only available for screen mirroring, no tripod, no remote control, expensive, unknown native resolution.
Making its debut at CES 2022, the Samsung Freestyle Projector is probably the projector that has the most controversial reviews and feedback in 2022. Some people love the Samsung Freestyle Projector for its exotic design – most people would not be able to tell if it was a projector or a speaker, or a studio light at the first sight. While most lifestyle influencers on YouTube love the Samsung Freestyle for its beautiful white color and its unique “Point & Play” design, the Samsung Freestyle Projector receives various critical reviews from the true projector-enthusiasts out there.
What you get for paying $899.99 on the Samsung Freestyle Projector are native 1080P Full HD resolution, Samsung Smart TV with voice assistants, 360 sound from a powerful Dolby speaker, auto keystone, smart calibration, and a 100-inch screen from any angle. Similar to the AAXA P8 Mini Smart Projector, the Samsung Freestyle Projector has Bluetooth for audio out and WiFi for both smartphone screen mirroring and web browsing.
The Samsung projector’s Achilles’ heel is definitely its brightness. Samsung has been inconsistent with their brightness rating – it was measured multiple times with a different brightness rating every time. Sometimes they stated that the Samsung freestyle projector had 400 ANSI Lumen. Another time, the projector brightness was measured with just “lumen”, or “ANSI LED lumen”, or “LED lumen”. Today when we checked their official listing at Samsung.com, the Samsung Freestyle Projector brightness is measured at 550 Lumen Nits by Samsung.
We like that Samsung provides a native
1080p projector, but is the Samsung Freestyle worth $899.99 when it is not
fully portable and its brightness is very humble?
Pros: Wifi, Bluetooth, Samsung Smart TV, Auto
Keystone, Auto Focus, Native 1080P FHD, Color Calibration, Remote control with
voice assistance, good speaker
Cons: expensive, very low brightness, no built-in battery
If it’s your first projector and you do not want to spend over $200, Acer has a new projector that is maybe worth your initial investment. The Acer AOPEN QH11 is a Single LCD Projector with a native resolution of 720p HD. At only $179.99, the Acer AOPEN QH11 offers 2 USB ports, 1 HDMI Port for video in, Audio Line Out, and Headphone Jack. On top of that, the Acer Aopen QH11 Projector has both vertical and horizontal keystone correction – which the $699 Wemax Go Mini Pocket Projector is not capable of. The Acer AOPEN QH11 Projector’s standard brightness is 200 Lumens, roughly the same level of brightness with the Samsung Freestyle Projector. We appreciate Acer for being honest about the native resolution of the AOPEN QH11 Projector.
At $179,99, the ACER AOPEN QH11 Projector is significantly cheaper than both the Wemax Go Mini Pocket Projector and the Samsung Freestyle Projector. The $249 AAXA P8 Mini Smart Projector is slightly pricier than the Acer QH11, but it is 5x smaller, has Wifi and Bluetooth, and Android 10.0.
Pros: relatively small, horizontal and
vertical keystone for easy setup, lens cap included, inexpensive
Cons: no battery, not full HD 1080p, no wifi,
AAXA Technologies releases the ultra-tiny P8 Mini Projector.
AAXA Technologies is pleased to announce the AAXA P8 Mini Projector. The AAXA P8 Mini Projector is a powerful next-generation solid-state mini projector that fits in a pocket. The AAXA P8 Mini HD Projector incorporates a compact 4th generation Texas Instruments DLP imager mated to an Android 10.0 operating system supporting wireless screen mirroring, Bluetooth connectivity, and video streaming. With highly efficient Luminus 30,000-hour LEDs, the P8 produces a bright 430 Lumens and is capable of delivering a brilliant 100” projected image.
Tiny Form Factor, Big Power
The AAXA P8 weighs in at just 8.8 ounces and measures 3.9” X 3.4” X 1.4” making the P8 a true pocket projector. Despite its tiny size, the P8 delivers a big 430 Lumens of LED brightness – more than single-panel LCD projectors many times its weight and size.
Android 10.0 Onboard
The AAXA P8 features a native Android 10.0 operating system that allows users to stream video content, mirror smartphones both wired and wirelessly, view and edit presentations and documents, and supports both WIFI (2.4ghz/5.0ghz) and Bluetooth connectivity. (Note: DMCA content including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney Plus content is not sharable wirelessly).
With AAXA’s P8 pico projector, what you see is what you get—a tiny projector that excels at integrating streaming entertainment and apps but ultimately falls a bit short on image quality and brightness. In fact, its $249 price is the most intriguing part of this mighty mite.
BRIAN NADEL, PROJECTOR CENTRAL
If you want streaming and you can do without a battery to keep costs down, the AAXA P8 is actually a decent option, since it offers comparable features to the Luma 350, plus a small step up in resolution, for less. That combination keeps it in the running as a more-than-reasonable budget palmtop projector.
March 11, 2022, LED Technology aaxa tech, wemax, mini projector, outdoor projector, pico projector, portable projector
As we slowly approach the summertime fun, what’s more entertaining for those warm outdoor nights than a battery-powered projector? Today we’re going to discuss two of the hottest portable, battery-powered projectors on the market – AAXA’s M7 Pico Projector and the Wemax Dice Portable Projector.
For today’s breakdown, I’ve decided to cover three main categories – portability, resolution/image quality, and price.
*Scroll down for shop links for the two mini projectors.
To kick things off, we’ll do a rundown of the projector’s specs relative to portability; The AAXA M7 Pico weighs in at only 3 lbs with the dimensions, 1.85″ x 7.30″ x 6.40″. Whereas the Wemax Dice projector weighs in at 4.8 lbs with the dimensions 6.10″ x 4.90″ x 6.30″. Another factor we have to consider is the projector’s shape. While the Wemax Dice does one up the M7 by implementing a built-in carrying handle, the M7 is a lot more sleek and ready to be placed in any luggage, backpack, or carrying case. The large, boxy build of the Dice makes it a lot more difficult to pack this thing up. When it comes to portability, the M7 capitalizes on weight and shape making it our clear winner for this category.
The AAXA M7 offers a native resolution of 1920×1080 (1080p full HD) with a maximum supported resolution of 3840×2160 (4K UHD), a contrast ratio of 2000:1, and a brightness of 1200 LED Lumen. Similarly, the Wemax Dice offers a native resolution of 1920×1080 (1080p full HD) with 4K support and a brightness of 700 ANSI Lumens however, it only offers a 350:1 contrast ratio. While the native resolution for both projectors is the same, the significantly better contrast ratio the M7 offers gives it a slight edge over the Wemax Dice. Regardless of the specs, what better way to measure this than doing your own eye test and comparing the image qualities for yourself!
Lastly, we have price; The AAXA M7 Pico Projector is listed at $488 MSRP while the Wemax Dice Portable Projector is listed at $699.99 MSRP. One main feature the Wemax Dice offers that the M7 does not is the onboard Android operating system. Although a quick and easy fix for those getting the M7 is plugging in your favorite streaming device, since it is compatible with (but not limited to) any Roku, Amazon, or Apple TV, of your preference. Nonetheless, when it comes to price, while the Wemax Dice does offer the ‘smart’ projector functionality with its Android OS, I personally don’t think it is worth the extra $200+ dollars. My winner of this category is the AAXA M7 Pico Projector.
In conclusion, both the AAXA M7 and Wemax Dice Projector are both extremely portable projectors that will give you all of your on-the-go entertainment needs. For those warm summer movie nights in the backyard or your on-the-spot business presentations, neither device will disappoint. For today’s breakdown, the AAXA M7 Pico Projector does have a slight edge over the Wemax Dice when it comes to portability, image quality, and price, so the clear winner of this comparison is the AAXA M7. Links to both projectors will be below this blog so go try them out and make the decision for yourself!
What features do you look for in a projector? Are you looking for something portable and ready for any occasion? Well if you are, then you’re in the right place. Today we’ll be discussing the Kodak Luma 150 portable projector and AAXA’s HP2 DLP Mini DLP Special FX Halloween Projector. Also before we start off do NOT let its title fool you, this AAXA product is way more than just a Halloween projector. You can use it to watch your favorite movies or share your necessary meeting presentations like any other portable projector, providing quality projection anywhere and anytime.
For today’s breakdown, we decided to highlight three main categories – image quality, price, and portability.
*Scroll down for shop links of the two mini projectors.
The Kodak Luma 150 offers a native resolution of 840x360p and does not specify what its maximum support is, along with a contrast ratio of 1,500:1. While the AAXA HP2 offers a native resolution of 640x360p with a maximum supported resolution of 1080p full HD resolution along with a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. On top of that, the Kodak Luma offers a brightness of 50 ANSI Lumens (converted to about 100-110 LED Lumens) while the AAXA HP2 is listed at 100 LED Lumens. All in all these projectors offer very similar key specs when it comes to image quality but see the images below to decide for yourself!
Next up we have Portability; The Kodak Luma 150 weighs in at only 0.3 lbs with the dimensions, 0.87″ x 3.90″ x 3.90″. Whereas the AAXA HP2 projector weighs in at 0.31 lbs with the dimensions 2.75? x 2.25? x 2.5?. Once again when it comes to portability, you cannot go wrong with either projector. Both of these devices are extremely light, miniature, and can be used practically anywhere.
Lastly, we have price; The Kodak Luma 150 is listed at $219.99 MSRP while the AAXA HP2 is listed at $129.99 MSRP. Luckily for those of you interested in AAXA’s HP2 I see it going for even cheaper on Best Buy right now for $20 off at a generous price of $109.99 which I will provide in a link below. Nonetheless when it comes to price, the HP2 offers an unbeatable price at over $90-$100 off (with the current discount).
In conclusion, both the Kodak Luma 150 and AAXA’s HP2 DLP Mini DLP Special FX Halloween Projector are outstanding projectors that will get the job done. For key specs like image quality and portability, both these devices are second to none. The only thing the Kodak Luma 150 sacrifices is a little bit more money out of your pocket with the HP2 being over $90 cheaper at MSRP. Although, regardless of which mini projector you decide on they will both give you a bang for your buck.
Are you searching for a mini projector that is suitable for you? Something that is versatile and ready for any occasion? If so then you are in the right place, we have reviewed and compared two of the most frequently bought mini projectors on the market. AAXA’s P6X Pico Projector with 4-Hour Battery and 1000 LED Lumens, and the Yaber Y31 Native 1080P Projector. We broke this comparison down into three main categories – portability, resolution, and brightness.
*Scroll down for shop links of the two mini projectors.
Starting off we have Portability; The P6X Pico Projector weighs in at only 1.81 lbs with the dimensions, 6.25″ x 6.2″ x 1.85″. Whereas the Yaber 31 projector weighs in at 5.70 lb with the dimensions 12″ x 9″ x 4.10″. If portability is something you are searching for, then the P6X Pico Projector is your best bet. Along with its compact size, it also offers battery power, unlike the Yaber Y31.
Right up next we have resolution; AAXA’s P6X portable projector’s native resolution starts at 1280×800p, although it can even reach a max resolution of up to 1920×1080p. The Yaber Y31 projector’s native resolution is 1920×1080P and it is unclear if it is able to go any higher. While the Y31 does beat the P6X’s native resolution, the P6X can still match the Y31 when utilizing its max resolution capability. When it comes to clarity, these two projectors are both safe options. If a quality image is what you’re searching for, neither of these devices will disappoint.
Last on our list, we have brightness; the P6X Pico Projector offers up to 1100 LED Lumens while plugged in and only sacrifices 100 Lumens to run on Battery mode (1000 Lumens). The Yaber Y31 is said to offer 8000 Lux on their company website but these two measurements are not the same scale. In terms of brightness, both the P6X and Y31 are comparable with the P6X just barely coming out ahead.
In conclusion, both the AAXA P6X Pico and Yaber’s Y31 are outstanding projectors that will get the job done. Although, if ease of use, convenience, and portability, are what you’re searching for then the P6X is your best bet. Something the P6X offers that the Y31 does not is battery power functionality along with a smaller and more compact frame. Although, regardless of which mini projector you decide on, they are each relatively within the same price range and will both give you a bang for your buck.
So, you love hiking and you are a movie lover, what’s more ideal than watching a movie with your family and friends by the campfire? The idea is brilliant yet you might be hesitant to host an outdoor movie night during your trip since the gears you need might add extra weight. The good news is that in 2021, we have seen new portable projectors which are lightweight enough for a fantastic movie night under the stars! Below are the 4 best portable projectors for outdoor movies that we like
At 1080P Native Full HD Resolution and 800 ANSI Lumens
brightness, the XGIMI Halo portable projector is perfect for streaming content
and watching movies while camping. The XGIMI Halo Projector is also equipped with
10W Harman Kardon Speakers that would be decent for an indoor movie night. The battery
of the XGIMI Halo Projector is advertised to last for 2 hours at maximum. Equipped
with Android TV, the XGIMI is capable of providing various streaming apps to
the viewers such as Hulu, YouTube, Disney +, HBO Max, and so on. However, this
smart feature will not come in handy if you camping in a location where wifi is
Cons: expensive ($799), bulky (4.47 x 5.71 x 6.75 inches), and heavy (3.53lbs)
Like the XGIMI Halo Projector, the new movie projector by
AAXA Technologies called M7 Mini Portable Projector is also equipped with Native
1080 Full HD Resolution and it is also 4K FPS Ready. The AAXA M7 also has a
better battery life at 3-hour runtime in ECO Mode, and a better brightness at
1200 LED Lumen (650 LED Lumens on battery). At half the price of the XGIMI Halo
Projector, the AAXA M7 Projector is smaller (7.3″ x 6.4″ x 1.85”) and
lighter (2.99”). The price of the AAXA M7 Mini Projector is fantastic for what
it offers. However, the AAXA M7 Projector has less competitive speakers (4
Watts) and no wireless mirroring technologies nor smart features. Hence, you
might want to load your movie to a media player such as a flash drive, USB Stick,
MicroSD/ TF Card and connect it to the M7 Mini Projector. The AAXA M7 Mini
Projector is compatible with HDMI devices such as laptop or Nintendo Switch.
Cons: not “smart”, no horizontal keystone (it has 40-degree
The AAXA P7 Mini Projector is probably one of the most popular projectors in its category. Measures just 4.7″ x 4.4″ x 2.7″ and 1.48 lbs – the P7 projector fits nicely in your laptop bag or briefcase for business travel and outdoor camping. This is the most compact projector in our list that has native 1080P Full HD Resolution for an outdoor movie. The AAXA P7 Mini projector has multiple inputs: USB, USB, USB—C for Mirroring, HDMI, Composite AV, and TFCard/ MicroSD. The AAXA P7 projector is cheaper than the AAXA M7 Projector for a reason: its battery lasts only 90-minute and its brightness is also lower (600 LED Lumen).
Cons: not “smart”, no horizontal keystone (it has 40-degree
Weighing just 104lbs, the Anker Nebula Capsule is the smallest truly portable projector for an outdoor movie in our least. The Anker Nebula Capsule is also slightly more affordable than the other projectors as it costs only $299.99 on Amazon. Notice that its native resolution is quite humble at 480P and its image brightness is just 100 Lumen. Regardless, the Anker Nebula Capsule has various connections: HDMI, USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.