If until recently the projector was a device for a few, thanks to the very significant costs and spaces it required, with the latest technologies it becomes practically within everyone’s reach. But you need to know some principles and certain fundamental aspects before you can make a choice. And it is in this direction that I will guide you with this article.

Modern projectors have lowered prices a lot, and for this reason, for many functions, they can be used instead of televisions.

You may want to choose a projector instead of a regular TV to enjoy cinema viewing, given that the screen will be on average more significant, even up to 20 inches. The projector allows you to view high or ultra high definition content.

Here we will be listing the top 11 best mini projectors.

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Mini Projector, Meer Portable Pico Full Color LED LCD Video Projector for Children Present, Video TV Movie, Party Game, Outdoor Entertainment with HDMI USB AV Interfaces and Remote Control
  • SMALL & COMPACT: This pocket size projector is only 11.9cmx8.6cmx4.8cm (0.29kg), not much bigger than your smart phone. You can take it anywhere in your purse, pack or pocket. ONLY IDEAL FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT IN DARK CONDITION, NOT recommended for Power Point or business presentations.DOESN'T HAVE BLUETOOTH FUNCTION.
  • POWERED BY A POWER BANK: The projector does not have its own battery, it needs a 5V/2A power source such as a wall charger or power bank. Great for travel, hiking and camping where there’s no electricity or TV. Also popular with children.
  • MULTI PORTS: The USB/AV/SD slots enable you to connect about everything from smart phones, laptops, tablets, DVD players, game consoles and more. You can also show the video and photos on a USB flash drive, fire stick or micro SD.
  • PERFORMANCE: 400 Lumens; Native resolution:320x240 pixels; Support resolution:1080P; Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9; Projection distance: 1-3m; Projection size up to 60 inches. NOTE: may not compatible with Dolby sound video!
  • HOW TO CONNECT : To connect it with your smartphone,tablets, laptops or Macbook,you need a lighting to HDMI , a Micro USB to HDMI or a Type-C to HDMI adapter which depends on your devices. If you want to realize the wireless connection, a wifi network adapter is needed. (NOTE: Adapters not included in the package.)
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VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector, 1080P and 170'' Display Supported, Portable Movie Projector with 40,000 Hrs LED Lamp Life, Compatible with TV Stick, PS4, HDMI, VGA, TF, AV and USB
  • SUPERIOR VIEWING EXPERIENCE: Supporting 1920x1080 resolution, VANKYO Leisure 3 projector is powered by MStar Advanced Color Engine, which is ideal for home entertainment. 2020 upgraded LED lighting provides a superior viewing experience for you. (Not recommend for PowerPoint or other office presentation)
  • MULTIMEDIA PORTABLE PROJECTOR: VANKYO Leisure 3 projector is perfect for video viewing, TV series watching as well as photo browsing. It can be easily connected to your smartphone, PS3, PS4, X-Box ONE or Wii to enjoy diversified games. A customized bag is designed for easy carry and convenient storage.
  • BIG SCREEN SIZE: It provides a watching size from 32” to 170” with the projection distance between 4.9ft to 16.4ft. 6.5 ft is the recommended viewing distance and it’s straightforward to achieve a clear and regular image by the focus and keystone correction adjusting.
  • FAN NOISE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM: VANKYO projectors are equipped with an innovative cooling system which contains heat dispersion and noise suppression technology that halves the fan sound. (Power input : 100V-240V 50/60Hz)
  • SMARTPHONE CONNECTION AVAILABLE: Without installing any app, you can easily realize the smart-phone connection. An extra Lightning to HDMI adapter is needed for iPhone connection while Micro USB/Type C to HDMI adapter is needed for Android phone connection.(Adapter is sold separately)
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Crosstour Mini Projector LED Video Projector Home Theater Supporting 1080P 55,000 Hours Lamp Life Compatible with HDMI/USB/SD Card/VGA/AV and Smartphone (Disinfected)
  • 👍MINI PROJECTOR HOME THEATER - It weighs 0.91kg in mini size, with multiples connections and built-in speaker, you can enjoy 176 inches movie screen in your own house.
  • 👍WIDE COMPATIBILITY PROJECTOR - With HDMI, AV, VGA, USB and TF card ports, it can flexibly connect to various devices like firesticks, TV boxes, laptops,PS4, USB drives and smartphones.
  • 👍PORTABLE TO PLAY ANYWHERE - Portable design and simple operations make it easy to carry and set up. You can enjoy video games, TV series and football matches with your lovers or family anywhere.
  • 👍SPECIFICATIONS - The video projector supports 1920x1080 resolution, 2000:1 contrast ratio and 2600 lumen. LED life up to 55,000 hours (6 Years). Dimension: 8*6*3.2 inches.
  • 👍PEFFECT GIFT CHOICE - Packing list: projector, AC power adapter, AV cable, HDMI cable, remote control. We also offer a 3-YEAR 100% MONEY BACK guarantee. it can provide you with acceptable image quality even if you are on a budget.
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Mini Projector 2020 Upgraded Portable Video-Projector,55000 Hours Multimedia Home Theater Movie Projector,Compatible with Full HD 1080P HDMI,VGA,USB,AV,Laptop,Smartphone
  • ★【Superior Home Theater Projector 】2020 Upgraded mini projector equipped with 2000:1 contrast ratio, supported 1080p resolution, brings you a 35% brighter images than similar projectors in market. It provides you with a premium home cinema experience with the bigger screen and clearer image.
  • ★【Big Screen & Built-in Speakers】The mini projector has a 32~170 inches projection display size with 1m to 5m projection distance. Built-in speakers offer excellent loud sound quality, you can also connect it to external speakers to meet your higher quality sound needs.
  • ★【Low Noise & Long Lamp Life】The projector is lower in noise and more durable than previous models thanks to advanced fan cooling technology. Powerful cooling system cools the heat of lamp efficiently, extending the bulb life to 55,000 hours, which means you can use it more than 15 years.
  • ★【Multiple Devices Connection & Portable】This portable movie projector is fit for playing videos, TV series, photos sharing, football matches etc. It can be easily connected with laptops, smartphones, tablets, USB drives, X-Box ONE to enjoy big games. ★★★When connect with phone, an extra HDMI adapter is needed. Please kindly note projectors with mirrored are incompatible with Netflix and Hulu due to copyright issues.★★★
  • ★【2 Year Satisfied Warranty】Our team offers every customer 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you have any problems while using, please feel free to contact us. Please rest assured that we also have 2 year warranty. Not recommended for PPT, or business presentation, it is a home theater projector. You can enjoy the fun at outdoor journey in dark.
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Mini Projector - 3600L Hompow Smartphone Portable Video Projector 1080P Supported 176" Display, 50,000 Hours Led, Compatible with TV Stick/HDMI/VGA/USB/TV Box/Laptop/DVD/PS4 for Home Entertainment
  • 【SUPPORT MULTIPLE MULTIMEDIA DEVICES】This projector allows you connect your smartphone(iphone / android cellphone)directly with MHL cable(not included) which makes you share videos and photo on your iphone / android smartphone . And compatible with a variety of devices, such as TV sticks,PC,notebooks,TV,USB disk,DVD,PS4,Wii, almost all multimedia devices, Projectors with mirrored displays do not support playback of protected video due to copyright issues. (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu)
  • 【FRIENDLY NOISELESS DESIGN & MINI PORTABLE DEVICE】 This projector uses the upgraded 2020 noise reduction technology which makes you concentrate on enjoying your movies. Size is 7.3 x 5.8 x 2.8 inches, you can easily put it in your handbag for traveling, watching big screen movies outdoors and enjoying the journey
  • 【SUPPORT 1080P HD DISPLAY & 50,000 HOURS LAMP lIFETIME】 This projector support 1080P high resolution which give you and your family an amazing feeling, comparable to a movie theater. The lifetime of projector lamp is 50,000 hours which means you can enjoy a home theater for 30 years without replacing the light bulb of this video projector
  • 【3600L BRIGHTNESS PROJECTION LIGHT & LARGE PROJECTION SCREEN】 This movie projector is upgraded to 3600 lumens, 2000:1 contrast, which enable you watch the brightness family HD movie at home, or enjoy the fun of big screen games with your friends. The recommended projection distance is 60-200 inches, you will get a 50-176 inches HD large screen, suitable for watching movies and games
  • 【EASY TO ADJUST & 2 YEARS CUSTOMER SERVICE】First, adjust ±15 keystone correction so that the screen is in the same plane. Second, adjust the focus ring, you will get a clear picture. We are confident that our docking are manufactured under strict quality standards. If you are not 100% satisfied with this purchase, please contact us and we will reply you ASAP to solve all of your problem. In addition, ♥♥we offer a FREE REPLACEMENT POLICY & 2 YEAR CUSTOMER SERVICE♥♥, totally no risk for you!
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QKK [2020 Upgrade 4200Lux] Potable Mini Projector [with Tripod] LED Projector Full HD 1080P Supported, 170" Display for TV Stick, Video Game DVD Player, Smartphone Home Theater, Dual USB Port
  • Full HD 2019 Latest Upgraded Projector 1080P Supported - Our QKK 2019 Latest Upgraded Mini Projector is gread designed for indoor and out door movies in dark. You will surely enjoy your happiness movie night with your family easily. [Not Recommended For PPT Presentation!]
  • Highest Native Resolutions on The Market: QKK home theater projector supports 1920*1080 resolution with 50,000 hours long term lamp life, 2000:1 contrast ratio, 16::9 aspect ratio, 32-176” big screen display at the distance of 1.5M-5M. (Ideal distance is 3.5M with 120” display.)
  • Double USB Port Designed Projector - Cocerned about many customers need to use 2 USB flash drives at the same time, QKK mini projector technical team worked hardly and successfully added another usb port on the projector (The only mini projector which has this feature on the market). By doing this, you can use two USB thumb drives at the same time.
  • Multimedia Home Theater Mini Projector - QKK full hd projector also has HDMI, AV, VGA, SD Card port, which allows you to use it with Laptop, PCs, TV Box, TV Stick, ChromeBook, Tablets, Blue-ray DVD player, SD Card, USB Flash Drive, Media players (Music, Pictures, Video), Smartphones ( Wireless HDMI Dongle not included).
  • PROJECTOR TRIPOD INCLUDED: QKK Movie Projector not only works with your home entertainment devices like tv stick, video games, dvd player, but also can connect with smartphones by using a HDMI adapter. [Adapter is not included in the package] QKK Mini Projector also comes with an universal tripod in the package to meet our customer's needs.
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Mini Projector, CiBest Video Projector 4200 lux with 50,000 hrs Long Life LED Portable Home Theater Projector 1080P Supported, Compatible with PS4, PC via HDMI, VGA, TF, AV, and USB
  • 【 SUPERIOR MOVIE EXPERIENCE 】 CiBest home video projector is 80% brighter than other mini projectors at the same price. Support up to 1080P, 2000:1 contrast ratio, provides an incredibly lifelike image for videos and movies, you may enjoy the happy time with your family or friends at home or outdoor. Meanwhile, the diffuse reflection technology can make the projection image softer and protect your eyes.
  • 【 CONNECT to MULTIPLE DEVICES 】 Works with TV stick, PC, laptops, tablets, Blue-ray DVD player, SD card, USB flash drive, PS4/XBOX/WII, media players (music, pictures, video, TXT), headphone. You can also connect it to your iPad, iPhone, Android smartphones (lightning to HDMI adapter or wireless HDMI dongle, MHL adapter are not included). Not recommend for PPT business presentations.
  • 【 BIG SCREEN & STEREO SPEAKERS 】 It provides a watching size from 30" to 200" with the distance from 2.62ft to 14.8ft. The optimal image size is about 60 - 80" with 3.9 - 8.2ft projection distance. The built-in speakers provide stunning sound effects. Also, you can connect your home theater system for a better sound via the 3.5mm audio output.
  • 【 PORTABLE DESIGN 】 CiBest mini projector is small in size (7.87 x 5. 5 x 2.7 inch/ 2.25 lb) and convenient for you to take it anywhere. The projector is equipped with the latest cooling system which cuts the fan noise by half, provides a quieter environment for your movie time. ±15° manual keystone correction to meet your different demands.
  • 【 100% CUSTOMER SERVICE 】2-month money-back guarantee and lifetime warranty. Any questions please contact our customer support team. We will try our best to resolve the problems for you.
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ELEPHAS 2020 Mini Movie Projector, 5000 LUX Full HD 1080P Video Projector, with 50, 000 Hours LED Lamp Life and 200" Display, Compatible with USB/HDMI/VGA/Laptop/iPhone/TV Stick/TF Card
  • Innovative LCD 2.0 Technology: The 2020 newly upgraded LCD 2.0 imaging technology greatly advanced the light-utilization efficiency and high color saturation of W90, which now supports Full HD 1080P input, with 200" big screen and 3000: 1 contrast, providing a premium home theater visual experience
  • Multimedia & Multiple Interfaces Design: This projector supports easy connection to Apple devices (iPhone/iPad)using Lightning to HDMI adapter, or connect to Android devices via USB / Type-C to HDMI adapter, also compatible with USB, TF Card, HDMI, VGA and AV port to connect to your laptop, TV, PlayStation, XBOX, etc.
  • High-quality Audio Enjoyment: The HiFi-level built-in speakers restore sounds from all media sources. Equipped with fan latest noise reduction and cooling technology, machine noise is reduced by up to 56.8% and lamp life is extended to 50,000 hours
  • Affordable Home Entertainment Option: Small and compact design, easy to operate menu, simple settings and easy to carry, 200" large screen, excellent visual and audio experience, and high-resolution projection, this model is ideal for watching movies and sports, playing video games, and entertaining indoor and outdoor parties. W90 is your best choice to create a family theater with excellent quality and affordable price.
  • Quality Certification &100% Satisfaction: All ELEPHAS projectors possess CE, FCC, RoHS, PSE certificates and 5-years factory support. In pursuit of customer satisfaction, we committed to 100% customers satisfaction experience. For any question, please email us. We will be here for you 24-7.
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Mini Projector, 1080P HD Supported 4500 Lux Portable Video Projector, Compatible with TV Stick, HDMI, USB , AV, DVD, for Multimedia Home Theater, Built-in Dual Speaker, Four Display Mode[GRC]
  • 【1080p high definition Performance】 mini projector supports 1080p Ultra clear format. It can play ultra-clear movies smoothly. The projection distance is 1 to 5 meters and the projection size is 32 to 200 inches. It can meet the projection needs of different occasions
  • 【Multi-interface compatibility】 It includes HDMI/USB/TF/AV/VGA interfaces. Whether it is a computer, game host, TV or DVD player, It can be perfectly compatible with GRC projector. There are four projection modes (Front, back, Hang, desktop). there is always a way for you to have your own home theater system
  • 【High-quality audio-visual experience】 built-in dual high-fidelity speaker, perfect for outdoor projection. The trapezoidal correction of positive and negative 15 degrees is helpful to solve the problem of image distortion. Bringing better film shows has always been the pursuit of GRC pocket projectors
  • 【Unmatched stability】 stable performance brings excellent quality: ① the lamp life of up to 45000 hours S that the projector can be used for 30 years (4 hours a day); ② ingeniously designed ventilator with cooling fan can make the projector long-term use without overheating; ③ Built-in intimate noise reduction function, noise is controlled within acceptable range
  • 【Gift-giving and one-year 】 the compact and practical Mini projector is absolutely your first choice for gifts. The projector is equipped with remote control, which can be easily controlled within 5 meters. It is suitable for people of any age. Product for one year
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Mini Projector, APEMAN 3800L Brightness Projector, Support 1080P 180" Display, Portable Movie Projector, 45,000Hrs LED Life and Compatible with TV Stick, PS4, HDMI, TF, AV, USB for Home Entertainment
  • ☀【Bright Color Projector】- Bright 3800 lumens, 2000:1 contrast ratio, 70% brighter than other projectors. This mini projector adopts the latest 4.0 LCD display technology with advanced LED light sources. Also a perfect GIFT for all ages!
  • ☀【Amazing Movie Experience】- Support 1080P Full HD with 800*480P native resolution. Max 180 inches display size with an aspect ratio of 16:9/4:3. The projection distance between 5-8 ft is recommended. Really a family movie projector!
  • ☀【Incredible Mute Fan with Dual Speakers】- Updated version efficient cooling system cut 50% of the fan noise!!! Equipped with advanced built-in dual speakers system which offers excellent loud sound quality without connecting external speaker.
  • ☀【Multiple Inputs】- APEMAN LC350 projector is easy to operate with HDMI, VGA, USB, Micro SD, RCA AV interfaces. Support a wide connection with common devices such as PC, Laptop, game console, and smartphones. Compatible with TV Stick and Chromecast. Not support Dolby digital sounds.
  • ☀【Timely Customer Service】- APEMAN dedicates to provide professional projectors for 5 years with considerate service. For any product problem, please don't hesitate to email us. We are ready to offer you a satisfactory solution at any time.
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QKK Upgraded 4500Lumens WiFi Projector, Full HD 1080P Supported Mini Projector [Tripod Included], Synchronize Smartphone Screen by WiFi/USB Cable, Phone/HDMI/AV/USB/TF/Sound Bar/TV Stick Supported
  • QK03 WiFi Projector, Easy Connection: QKK QK03 Projector has listened to lots of our customers suggestions and forwards. We simplified the WiFi Connection operation and you can connect the projector easily with your home router. By doing this, you only need three steps for Airplay & DLNA.
  • Synchronize Your Smartphone by USB Cable: QK03 has also equipped with wired connection technology. By choosing QK03 video projector, you can connect your iOS and Android device easily by Lightning/ USB Cable. Say goodbye to the Expensive HDMI adapters and say Hi to our QK03 WiFi Projector.
  • 2020 Latest Upgrade 4500Lumens LCD Projector: We noticed that lots of our customers enjoy to play outdoor movies with their family and friends. To make sure that you can have a great outdoor home theater movie joy, we upgrade our projector brightness to 4500Lumens and native resolution to 720P for our customer‘s daily use.
  • Multi-Media Home Theater Projector: Multimedia projector with flexible connectivity: QK03 video projector has AV/USB/SD/HDMI/VGA/Headphone plug which allows you to play most media players on it like PCs, Macs, video games like PS3/Xbox, blue-ray DVD player, TV stick, Roku stick and etc.
  • Three year 100% satisfied : QK02 projector offer every customer a 100% satisfied and 3 year Money Back . If there is any questions you met, you can contact us freely to get an immediate reply from our professional technical department.
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DR. J Professional HI-04 1080P Supported Portable Movie Projector, 3600L Mini Projector with 100Inch Projector Screen, Compatible with TV Stick, Video Games, HDMI,USB,TF,VGA,AUX,AV (Latest Upgrade)
  • [100Inch Projector Screen Included] PORTABLE LED VIDEO PROJECTOR: To meet our customer's new needs, DR.J has improved not only the brightness, contrast ratio of the projector, but also included a 100" Portable Projector Screen in the package. Enjoy the great movies outside with your family in your yard.
  • HIGHEST 1080P RESOLUTIONS SUPPORTED: Supported resolution:1920*1080, Aspect Ratio: 4:3/16:9, Contrast Ratio: 2000:1, Lamp lifetime: 40000 hours, Watching Size: 32”-176” with projector distance 1.5m-5m. [Note: not recommended for PPT, word, excel or business presentation.]
  • MULTIMEDIA PORTABLE PROJECTOR: DR.J projector is compatible with TV Box, ChromeBook, PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Blue-ray DVD player, SD Card, USB Flash Drive, Video Games, Media players (Music, Pictures, Video, TXT), Smartphones ( Wireless HDMI Dongle not included).
  • IDEAL CHOICE FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT: DR.J LED projector is great for home theater, indoor and outdoor movies & kinds of video games by HDMI port connection. You can also connect your home theater system or surround sound system to get a better sound quality. Recommended to use in dark environment.
  • IDEAL CHOICE FOR CHRISTMAS: DR. J Professional HI-04 movie projector is definitely the best choice for Christmas. It works well with both your daily TV Stick but also smartphones. With DR. J Professional unique packed100Inch Projector Screen, you will enjoy the happiness home theater time with your family in both indoor or outdoor time.
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VANKYO Miracle110 Mini Portable Projector for Kids Best Gift, LED Eye Protection Video Projector 1080P Supported, Ideal for Movie Games, Cartoon, Home Theater, Compatible with TV Stick/Laptop/AV/HDMI
  • EYE PROTECTION & EASY TO USE: Equipped with energy-saving LED light source, the portable projector protects well your children’s eyes from eyestrain. Just plug in, press button and adjust focus manually to start playing.
  • MODERN & LOVELY OCTOPUS DESIGN: VANKYO mini portable projector has a cute octopus look and in small size (4.33*5.7*7.4’’/1.28Ib). Recommended distance for 6.56ft/2M & projection screen of 54’’/1.37M. The cute octopus design is so vivid and the perfect gift for kids, like a close friend.
  • MULTIMEDIA CONNECTION: Miracle 110 mini projector enables us to operate with various ports, including TV Sticks/HDMI/AV/TF/Laptop/IOS/Android, while adaptor not included. It supports 1080P, equipped with native resolution 480P, perfect for video game, home theater, learning and outdoor activities.
  • COOLING SYSTEM & Built-In SPEAKER: VANKYO Upgraded Technical Cooling System provides better cooling and minor noise. Superior Built-in speaker system offers you auditory enjoyment, improving kids to play and learn interest.
  • 3-YEAR WARRANTY& PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT: VANKYO provides 3-month free return with full money back and 3-year hassle repair, long life professional customer service technical support. NOT recommended for classroom or business presentation use.
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APEMAN NM4 Mini Portable Projector, Video DLP Pocket Projector for Home and Outdoor Entertainment, Support 1080P HDMI Input Built-in Rechargeable Battery Stereo Speakers with Upgraded 360° Tripod
  • Lightweight as Phones: Pocket size mini projector (3.86x3.86x0.85 inches) and lightweight (0.44 lbs). Easy to take and operate. It comes with a TRIPOD with a fully functional 360-degree rotation and firm stand. This projector is an ideal and popular gift!
  • Excellent Features: Super low noise which hardly to hear when you are watching a movie. The mini projector is perfect for home cinema, parties or camping entertainment in a relatively dark environment. Not suitable for business or teaching presentations.
  • Built-in Battery and Long Lamp Life: The mini projector gets you through a 1.5-2.5 hours movie on one charge. Flexible to use anywhere and don't need charging always. Long lamp lifetime up to 45000 hours. If use it for 3 hours per day, that's 40 years.
  • Extensive Connectivity: This portable projector can widely connect to a laptop, TV Box, DVD, tablet, camera, PS3/4, smartphone, etc. via HDMI port to enjoy a variety of entertaining resources from many devices. Make your living room become a home theater!
  • Big Screen HD Movie: Advanced DLP technology provides a 70% brighter image and 50% sharper image. Supports full HD 1080P video with a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 854 x 480 native resolution. You can enjoy a 30-100" big display screen within 1-4 m distance.
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2020 Latest Projector, Mini Video Projector with 4500 LUX, 1080P Supported, Portable Movie Projector, 176" Display Compatible with TV Stick, HDMI, USB, VGA, AV for Home Entertainment
  • ★ 【WHY CHOOSE US WILL BE YOUR MOST SENSIBLE DECISION?】 Answer is M20 projector upgrade with high brightness and resolution which can meet all your home entertainment both for indoor and outdoor. Providing you with the best home cinema or games experience.
  • ★ 【MORE VIVID COLORS, BRIGHTER WORLD】4500Lux brightness is much higher than 99% projectors which meets general display circumstance and 2000:1 Contrast Ratio provides colorful picture. Max support resolution is 1920x1080P, better than 90% mini projectors which are native 480P.
  • ★ 【PERFECT MEET YOUR HOME NEEDS】Watch movies, take online classes, or keep the kids entertained with hours of cartoons and educational videos [ideal for use in low-light environments]. It's the innovation of traditional projector, built-in stereo speakers, adjust keystone and focus to get 32’’~176’’ projection size with 1.5m-5m projection distance, bring excellent spectating experience.
  • ★ 【WIDE COMPATIBILITY AND APPLICATION】 Equipped with HDMI, VGA, AV, USB interfaces, the mini projector is compatible with TV Box, TV Stick, PCs, Laptops, Tablets, USB Flash Drive, Media players. It’s supposed to apply many environment—Home Theater, Video Game, Party, Outdoor activities. You can use it for small meeting in dark room, but it is not a professional office projector for PPT or text.
  • ★ 【Worry-Free】 We provides a 3-YEAR After sales service promise, 100% money back guarantee and professional customer service and technical support. You can contact us anytime at e-mail, call and our brand website and will be answered within 24 hours.

Things to Consider Before Buying Best Mini Projectors

There are some basic features to consider, to understand which mini projector to buy: resolution, brightness, weight and size, durability and connectivity.

However, all this information will be useless if you do not have a clear idea of ​​where and where you will use your purchase.

Projection Place

To make an informed choice, one should also know the environment in which the portable projector will be placed. In particular, the following can be decisive:

1. The surface on which we intend to project. Good quality screens better support the brightness of the image, compared to an opaque and perhaps not entirely white wall.

2. How far from the screen or wall the projector will be located. The further you go, the more you can enlarge the image until you explore the maximum diagonal allowed by the projector. A larger image, however, also needs a higher resolution to stay sharp.

3. In what position will the projector be concerning the illuminated surface (front, rear, side …). The headlamps have a trapezoidal correction function, which adjusts any distortions, but with some limitations.

Those looking for a mini projector, however, could use it on the go or take it with them to different places for professional presentations. So the best mini projector in our opinion is, in a word, the most “flexible”.

Dark in The Room

The brightness of the video projector, measured in ANSI lumens, allows you to understand if and how much you can use it in environments where it is not possible to obtain total darkness.

During a presentation in a work context, it is likely that you will have to worry about having images and texts readable even with a certain level of ambient light.

The audience may need to take notes, to interact, to work on keyboards that are not necessarily backlit, not to mention the classrooms.

In this case, it is necessary to choose a model that offers a higher number of lumens.

Unfortunately, the more compact the size of the projector, the higher the likelihood that it won’t hold a powerful lamp.

It is better to be wary of those who advertise 3000 Lumens on projectors as big as a mobile phone, often at the top of the best-selling list, and price below 100 euros. Behind a 5-star review, there may be opaque marketing strategies.

Generally, the threshold within which it is possible to see a projection even in illuminated environments is considered 3000 lumens.

In reality, with some compromise, one can derogate from this rule, but up to a certain point.

Furthermore, it must always be remembered that the power of the light beam weakens as you move away from the screen. So you need to consider at what minimum distance you can fix the projector.

Resolution and Contrast

The resolution, as for the screens of a computer or a TV, measures the maximum pixel density with which images and texts will be proposed, with a difference. In the case of a monitor, it is not possible to vary the projection diagonal, while with a projector it can.

Depending on the distance from the surface on which you intend to project, be it a screen or a wall, you can enlarge the image.

The lower the resolution, the lower the possibility of expanding the picture without noticing a quality deficit.

Images and texts require different resolutions to be considered “readable” and well defined. For writings, it would be better not to drop below the WXGA standard (1280 × 800 pixels).

The images are satisfied even less for an excellent rendering, although, for the projection of films, the ideal resolution is Full HD (1920 × 1080).

On a pocket projector, it is rare and unlikely, but on portable models, however comfortable to carry, it is found.

Then there is the contrast ratio, which identifies the difference in brightness between the lightest and darkest point of the image. If you read 5,000: 1, which is a value below which it would be better not to go down, it means that white is five thousand times brighter than black.

Beware of Decibels

Pay attention also to the values ​​concerning noise. The noise is always produced by the cooling fan, and should not exceed 30 decibels. Of all the parameters, it is one of the most difficult to verify, because the fan activity varies according to the intensity with which the projector is used and the climate in the projection room.

There are specific apps, for those who want, that allows you to measure decibels with your mobile phone, with relatively reliable results. They are always your ear and your tolerance, however, the best yardstick.

Companies are also required to indicate the longevity of their product, i.e. the maximum number of projections expressed in thousands of hours.

It is believed that 15 thousand hours equals one use for 8 hours a day, for five years. This is a value to be taken into significant consideration if you frequently use the projector, for example as a replacement for the TV.

Also, it is advisable to check whether it is possible to replace the internal lamp, which is the element most subject to wear.

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