Elephas Full Color 130″ Portable Multimedia Pico Projector
Today I am reviewing the Elephas Full Color 130” Portable Multimedia Pico projector.
Product features:(Taken From Amazon Product Listing)
- Elephas High Performance Lcd projector, 30 days Money-back for any reason.
- Enhanced LED Technology, 20% Brighter than ordinary LED and adopted the lasted upgraded LED technology, provides better brightness than ordinary LED projector with 1200 Lumens, you will enjoy sharp image in dark room.
- HDMI/VGA/AV/TV/USB/SD multimedia interface, Can connect your devices like DVD player, laptop PC, PS4, XBOX, TV set-top box, gaming console etc.
- Support USB flash drive, can play JPEG BMP GIF PNG TIF image, WMA MP3 AV audio, RMVB AVI MP4 Video
- You can enjoy large screen while protecting your eyes, which supports projection size from 37 to 130 inches, and the best projection distance is about 2m with projection size 80 inches.
In terms of design this projector from Elephas matches the simple design found on many of the cheaper brand projectors found on Amazon. It’s a black (or white, depending what colour you choose) rectangular shaped unit with a selection of buttons on the top panel. The right-hand side panel when looking from the rear of the projector is home to a USB port, a VGA port and the Power in port. The rear of the projector is home to an SD slot, a HDMI port, an IR sensor, a 3.5 mm audio out port, an AV port, a lens angle adjustment dial and a digital T.V port. As well as the IR sensor on the back, there is also one on the front, which means you can control the projector with the remote if you are in front of it or behind it.
The focus is set from the main projection lens on the front of the projector. It is adjusted by simply twisting the lens left or right. There’s also a small removable foot which can be tightened into a small threaded hole at the bottom of the projector to help find the perfect angle.
Something that really surprised me is that this projector has built-in speakers, which considering the price is a nice little feature to have, although I must admit they aren’t the best sounding speakers and what can be heard is often overshadowed by the loud fans running in the projector. You would be better using something such as Bluetooth speaker connected to the device of which the projector is connected to. This is what I did with my Dell laptop.
The remote included is a rather basic looking remote which gets the job done, although I did find myself having to get it almost 100% in line with the IR sensors in order to get the projector to respond. The remote is powered by two AAA batteries (not included).
The first thing I noticed as soon as I turned this on for the first time was that the fans inside are incredibly loud. So loud in fact that when I went to watch a movie, the fans were practically overshadowing the sound being produced from the built-in speakers. I found the best way to overcome this, was by hooking a Bluetooth speaker up to my Dell laptop and using this for audio instead.
In terms of image quality, this projector isn’t too bad, however, I did and still do experience problems trying to get a 100% smooth focus against my 80inch projection screen. The problem I was having was that no matter how hard I tried, some part of the screen would still be slightly out of focus. As I have been using this with a laptop, I tend to notice it was either the top bar, where the address bar is on Chrome or the menu bar that was out of focus. So basically I could get one to look smooth, but then the opposite one would look distorted. I’m not even sure how this happens, maybe I’m doing something wrong, but that said my other more expensive projector doesn’t have this issue. I basically had to find the best focus that would give each bar a 50/50 chance against the other one. In terms of resolution, the manufacturer claims the projector is capable of 720p and 1080p resolutions while I’m no expert in resolutions, it seems to perform well in both resolutions, however, I can’t honestly say whether or not it really is displaying 720p or 1080p as well as it should be, particularly because of the price.
The built-in speakers are a nice bonus, considering the cheap price of this projector, however, don’t expect them to blow your socks off and also expect the noisy fans of the projector to be overshadowing any sound produced by the speakers.
A fantastically priced projector, but just bear in mind, that at this price you won’t be wowing people with image quality or sound quality. It’s a basic projector that does a good job, but if you are looking for more of a wow factor you can write home about, you will need to be willing to shell out a bit more money and go for something by a known brand. If cheap and usable is what you are after though, then this is a great place to start. It’s not without its issues though and again, for the price I can’t expect it to be 100% brilliant.
DISCLAIMER: I received this for a discounted price in return for my honest and unbiased review. This has had no effect on my overall opinion of the product.
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This product ha earned 7.4 out of 10 and, therefore, has earned a Silver Reviews Insider Star.