Aiptek V50

Pico projector

FROM AIPTEK: The new V50 is one of the world’s smallest projectors!  Whether you’re making a business presentation or sharing photos with friends, the V50 allows you to project images and videos on almost any wall, almost anywhere.

 

 

Likes

  • Pretty bright for a battery powered unit.
  • Solid design.
  • connectivity — it’s is very plug and play!

Dislikes

  • The charger is very heavy. For a portable device, a much lighter charger should be used.
  • The buttons are fiddly. They are sometimes too sensitive, sometimes insensitive.
  • It is a bit noisy (though one reviewer on Amazon considered it quiet)
  • Powerpoint and PDF files have to be converted. It is not ideal, but it provides a means to present these files.

 

WOWWEE CINEMIN SLICE

Micro Projector, tabletop, wowwee

FROM WOWWEE: Cinemin Slice is a portable pico projector that lovingly cradles and connects to your favorite multimedia devices, splashing your movies, videos, photos, games, and slides on to walls and ceilings, and caressing these enlarged images with rich stereo sound.

 

 

Likes

  • 6w Speakers it can get quite frustrating to battle the sounds of a fan on projectors but not on this guy.
  • Solid design.
  • connectivity — it’s is very plug and play!

Dislikes

  • Only 2 angles of viewing straight up, or straight forward any other angle you get distortion
  • No carrying case for power brick and accessories
  • NO KEY – STONING!
  • focus slider harder to use that most.

 

Samsung H03

Micro Projector, Samsung, tabletop

 

FROM SAMSUNG: This pocket-sized projector is light enough to take everywhere but boasts some very impressive features. With an amazing ANSI 30 brightness, you’ll get glowing reviews from everyone. The long-lasting, two hour battery gives you time to watch your favorite movie or put on a show-stopping presentation. And thanks to an external memory capacity of up to 16GB you’ll have enough space for your presentations and multi-media files.

 

 

Likes

  • Small size, portability
  • Internal memory + many options for input
  • Can run off a battery or AC power

Dislikes

  • Touch control panel is prone to stray touches – would have been nice to see them relegated to a smaller area instead of the whole top.
  • No carrying case for power brick and accessories
  • focus slider harder to use that most.

 

LG HS200

LG, Micro Projector, tabletop

 

FROM LG: Ultra-Mobile LED Projector: The most advanced illumination using LED-based digital light source and True Meaning of Mobility The ace of high-tech and stylish design!

 

 

The good:

  • It is pretty flexible with is built in media player
  • The LED lamp that’ll last longer than anyone could ever desire
  • image quality Really bright and pretty sharp.

The NOT good:

  • Yes, LG, it is “whisper quiet” – it is just loud enough to be annoying
  • a little bit large when compared to it s competitors.
  • No zoom capability is a limiter
  • Really not cheap – US$430-500 – although LED prices are coming down but we don’t live in the future so….

 

Dell M109s Micro Projector

dell, Micro Projector, tabletop

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FROM DELL: Weighing in at a mere 0.80 lbs and boasting remarkably small dimensions of only 3.64″ x 4.12″ x 1.46″, this groundbreaking pocket-sized projector lets you take the show on the road like never before. With brightness of 50 ANSI Lumens (Max) and SVGA native resolution of 858 x 600, you will be able to empower yourself by delivering presentations in crisp text and vibrant colors in small group sharing, collaborative meetings, or even impromptu meetings, with confidence and ease. Note: Dell M109S does not support ceiling mounting..

Our review:
The Good:

  • Performance: This little projector pumps out 100 lumens. which is rather bright for its size
  • Image Quality: Looking very clean, there was only a slight amount of image “rain-bowing”
  • Portablilty: Increadably small, we’d like to see a smaller power adapter.
  • design: the combination of sliver and black with the touch controls makes it incredibly apealing.

The Not so Good:

  • The user interface: the touch controls can be a little trick and it is pretty disappointing that there was no remote.
  • Fan: was a little loud at times.
  • Bare Bones: There is not media player on board… meaning you are stuck lugging your laptop with you to every meeting.
  • Price: for its class it is actually a little pricey… since there are a few other projectors that have more features for around$249.