Best Mini Projectors 2018: Affordable mini projectors for home and work

This list contains the best mini projectors of 2018. Mini projectors have got very popular in 2018. Earlier it was not possible to carry a projector due to the large dimensions but now portable projectors are available which are easy to carry around.

Best Mini Projectors 2018

Affordable mini projectors can be hard to find. While prices of mini projectors have gone down considerably, only a few offer decent quality. There is no point in getting a 50 dollar projector that has extremely poor battery life and performance. A good mini projector should have both HDMI and VGA ports to ensure maximum compatibility but if you are looking for portability, you might find only a HDMI port on it.

What should you keep in mind when shopping for the best mini projector? First is resolution – check its native resolution. Higher the resolution, more will be the crispness. If you are buying it for casual use and you are tight budget, you would not to be able to bag one with higher resolution. For viewing pictures and movies, it would do just fine -they just won’t look a crisp as mini projector with HD or full HD resolution.

Second thing to look out for are the input ports. Ports like VGA and HDMI are a bit hard to squeeze into the mini projectors but we were still able to find some that have those. If you are thinking to buy one for your android tablet or smartphone, you should go for wireless projectors that will stream movies from your phone to projector. Also if you are in market for a best mini laptop 2018, see if the port is available on your projector, mini laptop and vice versa.

Lens life is also important especially if you are a heavy user. If you not going to use it daily, this should not concern you. However, if you are a heavy user, you should see if it will last you for atleast 5 years because finding lens for cheap mini projectors is not an easy task.

CHEERLUX Mini Projector

CHEERLUX
* HIGH PERFORMANCE; you are looking at the Cheerlux lcd mini projector that offers superior quality videos and images like never before, you can also display Music, Pictures, Videos from Smartphone (using special cords) with the mini projector. It has a high projection capacity and can project over 50’’ -130’’ screens, it’s perfect for home theater cinema, Gaming ,TV programs, Football games ,movie night etc, in-built speaker, double-fan cooling system.
* COMPACTIBILITY ADVANTAGE; C6 video projector possesses high compatibility advantage, it can be linked to other smart devices like iPhone, ipad, Android Phone, Google Chromecast TV set box as a television, PSP Xbox one and more game device. You can establish a connection with another device using USB 2.0 code to display video, movie, image and TXT document.
* EASY TO USE: C6 mini led projector is a fantastic easy device, with high sensitivity value, eco-friendly, portable and can be moved to locations. It’s either ceiling installed or positioned for front projection, this model comes in handy with a universal voltage of 90V-240. With the remote control, you can enter any command and watch it happen swiftly.
* HIGH DURABILITY VALUE; High technology and quality inbuilt tools are obviously apparent in the design of C6 mini projector, they have the potential to last a long time 50,000 hours (led lighting source )without much maintenance and repairs.
* GUARANTEES: C6 is a complete package that offers 1x C6 mini projector;1x Remote Control;1x Manual Book; 1x 3 in 1 AV cable;1x Adjustable foot and a 1x Power Cord. The product is a secured tool with 3-year warranty and friendly customer service.

DeepLee  Mini Projector

DeepLee
* SUPER MINI SIZE like a smartphone ◆ Best choice under $55. A Portable Theater / Cinema! With 3.5mm Audio HDMI TF Card Slot USB, Perfect for Holiday Night Entertainment. Support input 5V/2A portable power bank supply(A 5000mAh Power Bank can last 3 hours), See image:4 to know how to connect.
* SMALL, but made for BIG things ◆ Image size:24-60 Inches, Projection distance:1~3M.We suggest best Projection Distance:1.5-2M; best Projection Size:40~55 inches, which can make you obtain best User Experience
* High Efficiency, Simple, EASY to operate it ◆ Native resolution: 320*240; 400 lumen With LED light source; Contrast: 800:1; Multimedia support format: Audio file: MP3/WMA/OGG/AAG/FLAC/APE/WAV; Image file: JPEG/BMP/PNG; Video file: Full Format Support; Text file: TXT. YG300 projector removes the limitations imposed by screen size so you can rediscover mobile media.
* Pretty CUTE DESIGN ◆ Easy to Take and Travel. 4.7*3.4*1.9in mini Size and weight just 10oz, the power consumption is 10W-24W, energy saving and environmental protection, no harm to eyesight. It is a good assistant for children education and ART WORK PROJECTION, and also an attractive children toys.
* NOTICE ◆ DeepLee DP300 is NOT recommended for PPT or business presentation, ideal for home theater movies and video games in dark environment. Enjoying watching movie at home and outside for camping

DBPOWER Mini Projector

DBPOWER

* 50% brighter than ordinary led projector: dbpower lcd mini projector is ideal for home entertainment in dark, more brighter than ordinary led projectors. Not recommend for ppt or business presentation.
* UPDATED FAN SOUND AND SYSTEM: DBPOWER video projector is equipped with an innovative cooling system with heat dispersion, as well as the fan sound cut in half with noise suppression.
* AMAZING WATCHING EXPERIENCE: 32”-176” with projector distance 1.5m-5m, the best projector distance is about 2-2.5m with the image size of 130”, which can make you enjoy best watching experience.
* CONNECTING YOUR PHONE: With wireless HDMI dongle(not included), you can connect your smartphone (support MHL function)/ ipad to the projector, perfect and convenient for home entertainment.
* LEADING WARRANTY SERVICE: 3-YEAR warranty service and professional customer service & Technical Support. If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us.

Crenova Mini Projector

Crenova
* 20% more brightness than basic LED projector,ideal for home entertainment in dark,NOT recommended for data presentations,like PDF,Excel,Text files
* With wireless HDMI dongle(not included),deliver iPad and smartphone (support MHL function) to a bigger screen, ideal and convenient for home cinema
* Projection size:37”-130”.Projection distance:1.2m-3.8m.To achieve better heat dissipation,the fan will make noise due to high temperature
* This video projector comes with a HDMI cable.If there is no HDMI in the package,please contact us,we will send you a new HDMI cable
* 12-month warranty and professional customer service support.Any other problems with the mini projector,please contact us

COOQI Mini Projector

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* PORTABLE DESIGN: Mini projector with small size and light weight Suitable for travel camping, outdoor party, won’t take up too much space. Home theater projectors movie night and games of great experience.
* HIGH RESOLUTION: Pocket projector Support 1080p HD, with a ative resolution 800 x 480, support the maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels. Brightness: 1200 Lumens. A dark place with highly reflective surface will give you the best picture quality.
* LARGE SCREEN: Enjoying videos/games on 50-130 inches big screen, providing you with a better visual experience just like in a big cinema. Projection distance 1.5-4m, keystone function +/-15 degree.
* DURABLE & ENERGY CONSERVATION: The projector equipped with upgraded LED source technology, which makes it possible to project a clear image, as well as provide a 1.2 times brighter image than other portable projectors. YG400 Home projector’s LED bulb inside can save energy up to 70%, and lifetime up to ≥30,000 hours.
* MULTIPLE INPUT INTERFACES: Art projector support micro SD card, AV, USB, HDMI input multimedia. You can choose to display video, music, pictures, text format. The COOQI video projector is easily set up and the smart TV can be completely replaced.

ELEPHAS Mini Projector

ELEPHAS
* EXCELLENT PICTURE QUALITY —- You can adjust the picture size from 50 ~ 130 inch ( Best for 100 inch ). Projection Distance is from 4.95 ~ 13.12 ft ( Best for 7.2 ft ). 800 x 480P Native Resolution and support up to 1080P, the contrast of 1000 : 1. A dark place with highly reflective surface will give you the best picture quality.
* STRONG CONNECTION —- ELEPHAS YG400 Home Theater Projector enable to connect to Amazon Fire TV Stick/ Roku Streaming Stick/ Chromecast/ Laptop/ DVD/ PS3/ Xbox/ TV box via HDMI input; Connect to PC via VGA jack; Hook up to headphone/ outer speakers via Audio port; Insert U-disk/ hard disk device into USB slot. Adapters are required if you connect the projector to a Ipad, Iphone or other tablets and smartphones.
* COMPACT & PORTABLE —- Small Size and Light Weight of ELEPHAS YG400 Home Theater Projector enables you to take it to anywhere you want. Easy to set up, a Smart TV can be completely replaced. Ideal for Christmas and Thanksgiving Party, Home Theater Entertainment, Family Movie Time, Football / Sports Events, TV Series and Video Games.
* ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY —- ELEPHAS YG400 Home Theater Projector is a environmental friendly device. Low Power Consumption, Durable and Energy Saving – Adopted latest smart eco Lamp care technology, the LED bulb inside can save energy up to 70%, long lasting Lamp life (≥30000 Hours).
* FULL ELEPHAS WARRANTY —- Full ELEPHAS 3 years Warranty, 3-month Hassle-free Return / Replace. Premium Customer Services and Lifetime Professional Technical Supports for ELEPHAS YG400 Home Theater Projector. Comes with free HDMI cable.

ohderii Mini Projector

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* Ohderii high performance projector, 30% brighter than basic LED projector, ideal for indoor or outdoor entertainment such as Watching movies and football games with super rich colors and clear images in dark night, in courtyard at dark circumstance ( NOT recommend for data presentations, like PDF, Excel, Text files)
* Ohderii portable projector can display Music, Pictures, Videos from smartphone (Please be noticed that you need to purchase a HDMI ADAPTER). Supports Video Games in HD by the projector,such as PS4. Enjoying games on 28~180 inches BIG screen (Please notice that under 120 inches presentation will put out high quality images)
* Ohderii home theater projector, only 3.9 inches thickness, and half the size of a A4 paper. Perfect for connecting to any HDMI-enabled devices such as PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Blu-ray DVD player, Media players (Music, Pictures, Video, TXT)
* Compared with other projector, Ohderii Led projector has a 4.9 feets cable AC power Adapter for the extra safe concerns. Also, a foldable holder in the bottom of the projector, efficient for the machine cooling and your special needs. Built-in stereo speakers-4Ω,5W with SRS Sound, makes the voice more powerful and fidelity
* Native Physical Resolution : 800 x 480, 1800 ANSI LMs, Projection Size : 28~180 inches, Throw Distance : 3.93 ~ 18 ft, Throw Ratio : 1.38:1, Aspect Ratio : 4:3/16:9, Display Technology : LED; Contrast Ratio : 2200:1; Resolution : Support 1080p; Fan Noise : only 30 db(as quiet as a laptop)

Andyer Mini Projector

Andyer
* Andyer portable projector with Latest LED Light Technology, about 20% more brightness than ordinary LED. Come with a 4.9 feets cable AC power Adapter for the extra safe concerns.
* Support any HDMI-enabled devices such as PCs, Laptops, Tablets,PS4, Blue-ray DVD player, Smartphones, Media players (Music, Pictures, Video,TXT).NOT RECOMMEND for PPT or business presentation.
* High Price-performance Projector. Watching HD movies and football matches with super richer colors clear image in dark night, in courtyard, party, good gift for family and friends!
* Projection Size: 30”-150”with Projection Distance 1.18m-2.28m;Native Resolution:800×480,Supported resolution:1920×1080,Brightness:1500 Luminous Efficiency,Contrast Ratio: 1500:1, Aspect Ratio: 4:3/16:9
* 12-month warranty service and professional customer service & Technical Support. If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us.

DeepLee Mini Projector

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* PORTABLE DESIGN: Sleek & stylish design, small and compact, only 7.2x 5.0x 2.7 in and 1.8 lb. Enjoy happy movie or football match after family dinner or BBQ Party at home or courtyard. Easy to share sweet pictures to your family and friends
* HOME ENTERTAINMENT: Deeplee Multimedia Projector is your exclusive private home theater. You may connect your PC / Laptop / DVD Player to enjoy videos, movies, TV series or football matches. Connect your PS3 PS4 or X-Box ONE Wii to enjoy games.
* MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE: Built-in speaker, AV / USB / SD / HDMI interface. You can connect with your Mac, iPhone, Galaxy, PC, Laptop, DVD, U-Disk / Hard Disk Device, or TV set top box (STB), 5V Output USB port for smartphone, tablet charging.
* CRYSTAL CLEAR IMAGE: Super Color Technology delivers superior, REAL 800:1 richer colors, 500 lumens, 600 x 480p native resolution (support 1080P/720P), can provide crystal clear image in dark environment! Projection Size is 32~120 inches.
* LEADING WARRANTY SERVICE: It covered with 1 Year Warranty for parts and labor. If you’re not completely satisfied with the order, please let us know and you’ll be offered a refund or replacement alternatively.

Download official CM13 for OnePlus 2: Vanilla android marshmallow ROM for OnePlus 2

Official cyanogen mod 13 aka CM13 for OnePlus 2 is now available for download. This will give you plain android aka vanilla android experience on the OnePlus 2. Also no need to worry about voiding warranty as OnePlus warranty covers software modifications.

Download official CM13 for OnePlus 2

Installation instructions:

* You must unlock OnePlus 2 bootloader via fastboot.
* Make sure you flashed OOS Beta 2.
* You must have a oneplus 2 custom recovery installed
* Go to http://get.cm/?device=oneplus2 and download the latest CM13.0 nightly.
* Locate 6.0 Gapps via a quick Google search.
* Fully wipe your device from Recovery if you are not coming from CM13.0 already.
* Reboot into recovery and install.

The only thing that is not said to be working is encryption but that is not working in oxygen OS 3 either.

Netac Z1 is an external USB 3.0 SSD with 512 GB for 145 euros

Netac Z1 review

If you are looking for an external storage of large capacity, endurance and speed at a good price you’re in luck, because the manufacturer Netac has just launched its new Netac Z1 solid state device SSD with 512 GB capacity with interface USB 3.0 and protected by an aluminum housing at a price that you are not going to be able to believe.

Of course an external SSD has many advantages over an external mechanical hard drive, starting performance. While the USB 3.0 interface is able to provide up to 5 Gbps of bandwidth, mechanical hard disks neither come nowhere near that figure and therefore are largely wasting the capacity of the interface. External SSDs are much faster, approaching the limit of the USB 3.0 interface, so in terms of performance are unmatched. But also no moving parts are much more resistant, silent and barely heated. The disadvantage? Clearly the price. Until now.

Netac Z1 reviews

And the manufacturer Netac has launched its new SSD external Netac Z1, an external SSD with USB 3.0 interface that provides theoretical speeds of up to 460 MB / s read and 370 MB / s writing course with all these advantages with SSDs over traditional mechanical hard drives and emphasizing the section of the resistance due to the inclusion of a brushed aluminum casing of black color also gives it a great aesthetic. The best? The price, because now you can get by just over 145 euros in its model 512 GB capacity.

In addition, another advantage of using an external SSD like this Netac Z1 is the size, as with dimensions of just 8 x 5.3 x 0.9cm and weighing 43 grams (without cable) is even smaller and lighter than a normal external hard drive, thus being even easier to transport and carry from one place to another with the addition that we can smoothly carry in a purse or backpack without fear of spoiling to suffer some impact.

Certainly the Netac Z1 uses MLC chips manufactured by Toshiba (the famous Toshiba A19) and a controller itself. In addition, another advantage is that despite being sold in an online Chinese store that obviously does not offer the European warranty of three years, in this case Netac gives the Z1 a guarantee of three direct years with the manufacturer, so We not have to worry about where we buy as we keep the purchase invoice if we have any problems we will be covered directly by the manufacturer.

Osprey 2 mini mobile LTE WiFi router from EE

UK mobile operator EE has announced the Osprey 2 mini router with FDD-LTE / W-CDMA / GSM connectivity. Osprey 2 mini specifications include Qualcomm MDM9225, Qualcomm AR6004 chips with category 4 LTE UE connectivity with maximum down speed of 150Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 50Mbps.

Osprey 2 mini review

The devices are connected to the Osprey 2 mini mobile LTE WiFi router using IEEE 802.11 b / g / n (2.4GHz) wireless LAN network. It has inbuilt capacity of 6GB and battery size is 1500 mAh. Right now, only one color variant is available and it is black.

Osprey 2 mini review

In the box, you get device, USB cable, Keep Me Card, Quick Start guide, Cloth pouch and Safety leaflet. It measures just 88 x 88 x 17.6 mm.

Education discount valid for Macbook 12 2015

A mytechpatner employee was told by an Apple Store employee earlier that education discount was not applicable for Macbook 12 inch 2015 model. But he was still not convinced so he went online to order it and then went to pick it up at the local Apple Store. I was not given any discount.

Education discount Macbook 12 2015

Then yesterday he went online again to order something else and to his surprise, it was showing discount for their Macbook 2015 model. Later I learnt that I could have got better discount at the Best Buy which is $130 off the list price.

So he called Apple and he was was credited the difference. I just thought I should share this news with the prospective Macbook 2015.

Education discount is also application on retina Macbook Pro.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review for Twelve South Book Book

Twelve South Book Book for iPhone 6 Plus looks like a book. It comes in choice of black or brown leather and has whopping six of internal pockets inside – one more than the regular iPhone 6 case. One of these pockets can be used to flash your ID when needed.

twelve south book book review iphone 6 plus

Twelve South Book Book iPhone 6 plus review

The Twelve South Book Book case is made of genuine leather.  There is a full size pocket which can be used to store receipts, cash and whatnot. In other words, it can replace your wallet.

twelve south book book review iphone 6 plus review

Check out Uniq Aircraft iPhone 6 case. Another very unique case for iPhone 6.
However it does makes the overall profile very thick and bulky. Others will think why you are carrying a Bible with you the whole time. Twelve South found a solution by allowing user to detach the iPhone 6 Plus from the wallet case and at the same time, adding protection to the back by still keeping it inside a thin shell case.

twelve south book review iphone 6 plus

With a quick slide to the left, the shell lifts completely out – so you can leave your wallet in a locker and take your phone to the treadmill. Carry your iPhone wallet combo when you need it, or just your Shell-covered iPhone when you don’t. This slim shell might fit better in your dashboard clip or on your desktop charging stand.

Macbook 2015 and TSA Transportation Security Administration

Apple Macbook 2015 is a pretty amazing laptop but will it have to be removed from bag or can you keep it inside the bag given the fact that Macbook 2015 is fanless and pretty small just like a tablet? We feel that most of the public will consider it as upgraded Macbook Air which shows the poor marketing done on the Apple’s part.

Macbook 2015 and tsa

So unless Apple phases out the Macbook Air which we are guessing they will, this issue will not be solved. Transportation Security Administration a k a TSA will provide some guidance on the point but that means nothing.

macbook air Transportation Security Administration

Transportation Security Administration at myriad airports will continue to do whatever they want. It shall be noted that Macbook Air 11 inch model is allowed to stay inside the bag most of the time except when you have agents at the airport that do not understand the policy.

Magpul iPhone 6 case review, an excellent case

Magpul is a great looking cheap iPhone 6 case that retails for just 12.93 dollars. It is made of semi-rigid thermoplastic elastomer construction provides protection against minor bumps and abrasions. The Magpul iPhone 6 case has compact design that adds minimal bulk to the iPhone 6 and fits like a charm.

Magpul iPhone 6 case review

The Magpul iPhone 6 case is not a rugged case but can be categorized in semi-rugged case category. It is good enough to provide basic protection in the field. It is made from a flexible thermoplastic, the Field Case features PMAG-style ribs for added grip, snap-on design for easy installation and removal, and slides easily in and out of pockets without snagging.

Magpul iPhone 6 case reviews

This Magpul iPhone 6 case has all the required cutouts and openings so that you are able to reach for all buttons and ports easily.

It is available on amazon for $12 and comes in grey, black, pink and brown colors. The one I reviewed (clear) is not available now.

Allwinner A83T benchmark review

Allwinner A83T is an octa core processor made especially for the low end tablets that offer good performance and at the same time value for money. We reviewed Allwinner A83T on the Infocus CS1 A83 tablet.

Allwinner A83T benchmark

The AllWinner A83T is based on ARM Cortex A7 architecture and runs at 2016 MHz clock speed. Allwinner A83T benchmark results are given below. The processor is more than enough powerful to keep the entire system running smooth at all times.

1) AnTuTu benchmark – 27770

Allwinner A83T review

2) 3DMark Unlimited – 4956

Our review tablet, the Infocus CS1 A83 is able to run 1080p videos easily with hardware acceleration.

Normal bitrate 1080p Can run it? Mode
MPEG2 / MP2 2.0 – 6.6Mbps Yes HW
MPEG4 / MP3 2.0 – 7.6Mbps Yes HW
H264 / AAC 2.0 – 7.2Mbps Yes HW
VC1 / WMA3 2.0 – 8.6Mbps Yes HW
VP8 / VORBIS 2.0 – 7.8Mbs Jump frames HW
High bitrate 1080p    
Birds – H264 / No audio – 40Mbps Yes HW
Samsung Oceanic Life – H264 – AC3 2.0 – 40Mbps Yes HW
4K Format    
Skyfall – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 10Mbps Yes HW
Timelapse – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 43Mbps Jump frames HW
HD Club Chimei – H264 / AAC 2.0 – 60Mbps Jump frames HW
Newer 4K formats    
Elecard – H265-HVEC / AAC 2.0 – 6.4Mbps Jump frames SW
Tears of steel – H265-HVEC / AAC 2.0 – 15Mbps Jump frames SW
Google test – VP9 / No audio – 14Mbps Jump frames SW

As you can see the AllWinner A83T is a very capable processor and more than enough capable to perform most of the common jobs on a tablet.

Medion Erazer X7833 gaming laptop specs and review

While most of the laptop manufacture are busily engrossed making ultrathin ultrabooks, Medion, a popular tablet manufacture has released a 6 cm thick Erazer X7833 laptop that weighs under kilograms. The Medion Erazer X7833 is all about strong CPU and GPU performance. The laptop packs Intel Core i7 4710MQ processor , NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M and 16 GB RAM that enable the gamers to enjoy all PC games released till date at almost highest settings.

Medion Erazer X7833 review

Gamers will appreciate the fact that the Medion Erazer X7833 gaming laptop features a loud Dolby home theater audio system for excellent surround music. Keyboard is backlit and it looks lovely in the dark. Thanks to built in SSD, even the biggest of games loaded quickly. However with its heavy weight (3.92 kilograms) and massive footprint and ginormous nine cell battery, you definitely would not want to carry it everywhere you go. 

Technical Specifications of Medion Erazer X7833
Display 17.3 “
Processor Intel Core i7 4710MQ / 2.5 GHz
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
1st hard disk: 256 GB SSD
2nd Hard Drive: 1 TB
RAM 16 GB
Weight 3.92 kg
Platform Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Drive DVD ± RW (± R DL) (DVD Burner), BD-ROM (Blu-ray drive)

Benefits
+ Very high gaming performance and system performance
+ Full HD display
+ Lots of storage thanks to SSD / HDD combination
+ Blu-ray drive
+ Dolby Home Theater audio system

Disadvantages
– No IPS panel
– Nearly 4 Kg difficult
– Low battery life