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A Real (and good) Portable Pico DLP Projector: The Brookstone HDMI Pocket Projector

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First, it's a real portable - it has a 2-hour (built-in) battery life. Longest of any I have seen.

2. It's small: weighs 1/2 lb, and is smaller than 4"x4"x1".

3. It is rated at 85 lumens, but it appears very bright and colorful even in a room with some lighting. And it is sharp.

4. Its native resolution is 854x480, but takes 1080p HDMI input.

5. It has two speakers, and they are very loud.

Here are shots of the screen (just an off-white wall) in a dark room, about a 60" projection from a digital TV tuner connected by HDMI:







Any keystoning you see is from holding the camera at an angle.
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Price is $300 from what I've found.
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Correct - comes with slim HDMI cable, with mini and micro HDMI adapters.

And has a usb port for charging your portable device (like a tablet that can display video through an HDMI port (Archos, etc.)).

Ranked top pico projector by projectorcentral.com:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/popular-pico-projectors.htm
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I am thinking about picking one of these up for use on the back deck. What Are your opinions now after having it awhile?
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Eh. I was thinking about picking one up the other day. I like the 2 hour battery and the charging ability! But If I charge something I wonder how much time it'll take from the projection time. So I still deciding between the aaxa p4-x and this one. The other day I found another comparison comparing the two in video quality. So I don't know I like that the aaxa has an on board media player and the color looks better. Anyone try the aaxa p4-x to give advice?

 

heres the review I saw. http://micro-projector.com/2013/12/brookstones-hdmi-pocket-projector-review/

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This looks like a dead thread. LOL. But i'll go ahead and update anyone. Brookstone actually came up with the new Bookstone Pocket Projector Pro that is 200 lumens. Its $429 and if you want the extra battery it'll be $99 totaling a whopping $529! lol. I'd keep shopping as 200 lumens is not very bright if you're going to be outside opposed to in a dark window covered room. 

 

I would do at the very least 300-400 lumens. Like A/Vman90 said there are others out there that have more features at a lower price point. Just gotta shop around and check out some reviews. Thers a video on youtube that puts the Brookstone Pro against the P300. Not many reviews but probably cuz its still new. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sGjfV8btk0

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Hey Mark, in case you haven't pulled the trigger yet, I've been trying out all of these guys myself over the last couple of weeks.  On the lumen side, I find that 85 lumens is more than enough at night.  Ambient light will need a lot more, even 200 lumens wasn't enough in the living room with the blinds closed (not black out, just blinders).  The AAXA projectors do not function with the Chromecast or Roku as of right now.  Which pretty much ended that brand for me.

 

The lack of info on all these projectors is ridiculous, hopefully if we all work together we can figure these out.  Good luck!

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 The AAXA projectors do not function with the Chromecast or Roku as of right now.  Which pretty much ended that brand for me.

 

 

I don't see how Chromecast wouldn't work with the AAXA projectors or any projector or HDMI display. 

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