You know me, new electronic gadgets is my middle name. When Brookstone sent me and ad with several iPhone accessories I jumped at the chance to review the iPhone 4 Projector. I thought this looked like a pretty cool and fun gadget to add to my growing iPhone and iPad fun accessory closet. This puppy takes your average video, movie, or tv show and projects onto your wall like you are at the movies.
Easy to use—just dock your iPhone 4 device and project on any surface. Our Pocket Projector for iPhone 4 is perfect for on-the-go travel entertainment. Its super-bright 15-lumen LED projector lamp ensures clearer, more brilliant images than other pico projectors. 640×360 native display resolution projects up to 50″ images. Focus adjustment lets you control image clarity while the integrated 0.5W speaker delivers the audio. Great for keeping kids entertained with their favorite videos on the road!
Rechargeable—powers your device, too!
The Pocket Projector’s built-in 2100mAh battery charges via USB connection with the included cord. When fully charged, the projector may also be used as a back-up battery for your iPhone 4 device.
As I suspected the children got a kick out of the gadget, especially when I threw up a video of Christopher playing his guitar. You do have to have some free wall space to watch so be sure to keep a wall bare of photos and knick knacks so you can have your own private video room.
When we received the iPhone Pocket Projector I promptly plugged it up to charge. You do not need to have the device plugged in while using as long as it is charged up and ready to go. I was unable to find how long the projector would last on one charge but will be sure to update this if I find this fact later on. Once the pocket projector was charged we tested it out. There are two important features on the projector you will use, the volume and the focus.
Update: Pocket Projector for iPhone4 battery life update from the lab: 3.5 hours of video with phone set to airplane mode. Testing showed the iPhone battery has 40% of it’s battery remaining
Once your projector is in place you can focus your picture with the focus wheel. You should make sure before you insert your iPhone into the projector that the volume is set on the highest level. You can then adjust the volume of the projector to the best listening level with the button on the side. You will hear the volume increasing while I demonstrate this for you at the video at the end of this review.
In the video the measurements of our projected screen was approximately 4 feet wide by a little less then 3 feet tall. This is with the projector a little more then 8 and a half feet from the wall. The further you get from the wall the larger the picture becomes. According to the enclosed manual the picture remains clear up to about 50″. Overall I thought the picture was pretty clear and the sound was pretty good. You are not going to get HD quality movies or movie theater sound but for a pocket projector I thought it worked pretty well.
I think I will schedule a fun girls night pj party with my daughter. Maybe throw Princess Diaries up on the wall while we lounge in our pj’s and watch on our over-sized bean bag chairs with a bowl of pop corns in our laps!
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