I've been interested in reading about these laser based PICO projectors since the original Picopro and Sony models were released. Celluon has a newer model release at the end of last year, the Picobit which is a bit brighter.
Once Amazon started stocking these, I wanted to pick one up and see how it looks.
It's amazingly small. exactly the same dimensions as a Samsung S7 and about twice the thickness. It has Android installed for the OS and a micro HDMI connector + USB C for charging and a micro SD slot. It has a tripod mount in the bottom which is great to prop up with this inexpensive tripod. The top surface is a touch pad for navigating the OS.
First impressions were a little surprising, I wasn't sure what to expect. It's much better than I thought it would be. It definitely has a brighter perceived image when compared against the minuscule lumen ratings. Skin tones were quite good out of the box but the saturation is way overcooked and needed a few clicks down to tame it.
What is really the most interesting part of the picture quality is the contrast. It's the closest thing I have seen to the JVC, possibly better in certain ways as it doesn't display any light in the dark areas of the image.
There is some laser speckle when it's displaying a small image (~30 inches) but at larger 50-60" sizes I didn't see it much or find it distracting. I'm going to try and calibrate it later tonight and post a couple of screens if possible.
Size perspective vs. the LG PF1500 and the Sharp 30K 3D DLP.
it's amazing how fast this technology is moving. That small Intel PC stick would have been science fiction 10+ years ago. And a projector shooting lasers that fits in your pocket. very cool tech!!