The Best Mini Projector In Australia For 2020: Anker, QKK

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A mini projector is an easy way to bring a night at the movies to wherever you are. The best portable projectors are lightweight, compact and produce excellent image quality. There are, however, many options to choose from, with various resolution, brightness and connectivity factors to consider. The following reviews and guides will help you to find the best projector for your requirements.


1. Anker Nebula Capsule Mini Projector (Top Pick)


Nebula Capsule, Smart Portable Projector, Pocket Cinema with High-Contrast, Remarkable 100'' Picture, 360° Speaker, Android 7.1, 4 Hour Video Playtime, 30 Hour Music Playtime, Dedicated App and More

The compact size and the high-quality of this Mini Projector makes it one of the best portable projectors available. The Anker Nebula Capsule projectors may be small but they do not compromise on features.

You will get 4 hours of video playtime on a full charge, the image is crisp and bright and there is a built-in 5W speaker so everything you need is truly in this one small package. The speaker is loud enough to use on its own and you can also use it in Bluetooth speaker mode for when you just want to listen to something rather than project and watch. When in speaker mode the device has a considerably longer battery life.

The Anker Capsule has an HDMI input but it also works with Android TV and over 3600 apps including YouTube, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Twitch so watching the show or movie you want to watch is effortless as long as you have a wi-fi connection. The focus feature is manual but is easy to use and helps with quick and easy setup.


What We Like:

  • Vibrant, clear picture
  • Loud built-in speaker
  • Works with Android TV

What We Don’t Like:

  • High price


2. QKK 3000 Lumens Mini Projector


QKK Latest Upgraded 4200Lumens Mini Projector with 176" Projection Size, 1080P Supported Video Projector, Compatible with HDMI, VGA, AV, USB for Home Theater, Outdoor activities and More

The QKK Mini Projector is a bright, compact and cost-effective option that is best for indoor and outdoor family movie nights. The small size and portability are excellent and the set comes with a remote for ease of use.

The picture quality is top-notch with full HD 1080P being supported. The sound quality is also great and you can easily plug the portable projector into an external speaker for an even better experience. As well as the all-round excellent quality, the projectors lamp life is 50,000 hours meaning you can expect it to last a long time.

This multimedia home theatre projector has USB, HDMI, AV, VGA and SD card ports to allow you to use it with a variety of media outlets from laptops to Blueray DVD players, flash drives, smartphones, tablets and more. The set also comes with a lightweight universal tripod to make setting it up simple.


What We Like:

  • Amazing brightness
  • Supports full HD picture quality
  • Comes with remote and tripod

What We Don’t Like:

  • No built-in Bluetooth


3. ELEPHAS Mini Movie Projector


Mini Projector, ELEPHAS 4500 Lumens Portable Projector Max 180“ Display 50000 Hours Lamp Life LED Video Projector Support 1080P, Compatible with USB/HD/SD/AV/VGA for Home Theater (White)

The ELEPHAS portable mini movie projector is lightweight, affordable and high-resolution, being best suited to home use and family nights in.

The project is able to support a range of multimedia options as it has USB, TF card, HSMI, VGA and RCA AV interfaces. The highest resolution supported is HD 1080P and it provides accurate colour and vivid pictures. The set up is also very straight forward and the manufacturers offer lifetime technical support to customers should it be needed at any point.

The built-in speaker includes an innovative fan noise suppression system which can reduce fan noise by up to 50%. This can help enhance the experience and improve sound quality. This system is recommended for films, videos and games rather than for office use or powerpoints.


What We Like:

  • Straightforward setup
  • Fan noise suppression system
  • Low price

What We Don’t Like:

  • No lens adjustment option for uneven surfaces


4. TOUMEI Pocket Mini Projector


The TOUMEI mini is a high tech, lightweight system that can fit in the palm of your hand. The set up is easy and it comes with a small tripod to make stable positioning simple no matter where you are.

The LED lamp has a 30,000-hour life and uses up to 30% less energy. This TOUMEI portable mini projector used DLP technology to provide more detailed and vibrant images. The projection size varies from 30″ – 120″ and the 40-degree auto keystone correct helps you get the sharpest image from any angle.

You can charge this portable projector with a power bank making it ideal for taking on trips or for use outdoors. There is built-in Bluetooth for connecting external speakers, headphones or devices and you can connect media wirelessly, via USB cable or via the HDMI port.


What We Like:

  • Vibrant images
  • Long lamp life
  • High tech and compact

What We Don’t Like:

  • The built-in speaker is not very loud


5. EUG HD HDMI 1500 Lumens Mini Portable Video Projector


Mini Portable Video Projector HD HDMI 1500 Lumens Zoom Keystone LED Home Movie Gaming Projector with HDMI USB VGA AV Audio for iPhone iPad Smartphone Laptop DVD Xbox PS4 Wii Computer Indoor Outdoor

This EUG projector has a portable design that is slightly larger than an iPad mini making it easy to carry. There is no warm-up time and the fast on/off plus the handy remote control allow you to get the movie night started without any fuss.

The built-in stereo speakers mean you have everything you need to watch your favourite film in one compact set. The maximum picture projection size is 120″ and the bright LED ensures vivid colour and high-quality. The micro projector supports 1080p resolution to give an amazing visual experience.

You can connect these mini projectors to media using HDMI, USB, VGA, TV or AV. The zoom and keystone correct allow you to get the best sized and angled image for the screen space available. This model is maintenance-free and has an ultra-quiet cooling man that improves airflow with reduced noise.


What We Like:

  • No warm-up time
  • Comes with remote control
  • Low price

What We Don’t Like:

  • Best for cable connections rather than wireless


Mini Projector Buyer’s Guide


With so many mini projectors to choose from it can be difficult to know what to look out for. The following are key features and considerations to keep in mind:

Use

Are you planning to use your mini projector for entertainment or business meetings and presentations? There is a difference between a small projector that is for entertainment (video playback, gaming consoles, movies etc) and mini business projectors. Business options usually have a higher brightness with lumens of 4000-6000 so the screen can be seen in areas that are well lit such as office meeting rooms.

Outdoor or Indoor Use

If you plan on using your portable projector outdoors make sure it has a higher lumen level (up to 5500 lumens) as a higher level is required to display clear images when outside. If you are using it inside and you can easily block outside light from coming in up to 1000 lumens is usually enough brightness.

Resolution

The resolution determines the quality of the picture. Supported resolutions vary from 320 to 4K. The higher resolution you choose the better the image quality will be. 1080p HD tends to be a great option on a projector mini for producing clear, sharp images.

Size

If you are looking at mini projectors the chances are you want a portable projector that you can use anywhere. This means it should be compact, lightweight and easy to carry.

Connectivity Options

Common connection ports are USB and HDMI, you may also find TV, AV, and VGA ports on some projectors. Some also have a microsd card slot but this is not as common as other connection options. Many projectors are now able to connect via Wi-Fi and some also have built-in Bluetooth for connecting external speakers. If you need a projector for phone media then USB or Wi-Fi connection is necessary.

Volume

The best portable projector will have a built-in speaker that is powerful enough for everyone watching to hear the music or film. A common issue is the sound of the fan running internally making it difficult to hear the built-in speaker properly. It is not unusual to connect an external speaker to enhance the viewing experience and ensure the film can be heard by all watching.

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Contrast Ratio

Contrast ratio is the difference between the darker and lighter areas on the screen. A higher contrast ratio is usually better as it gives more depth to the image and improves your viewing experience.

Battery Life

As a pocket projector has an internal battery you want to find out how long it will run for before needing to be charged. The built-in battery should at least be able to last the length of a full film to make it a good option.

Other Features

  • Zoom – some projectors offer a zoom function that gives you greater flexibility in setting up and positioning.
  • Keystone correction – this helps by compensating for a sloping projection and straightening the image.
  • Lens shift – this shifts the image without distortion. It is useful when you can’t position projectors directly in front of the projection area.


Mini Projector FAQs


What is the difference between a mini projector and a regular projector?

A mini projector is smaller in size and portable but they are less powerful than a regular projector. A regular projector is much bulkier and heavier but is also brighter and usually needs to be plugged into a wall socket.

What is the difference between a mini projector and a pico projector?

A pico projector is the smallest of the projectors, they are usually more suited to multimedia presentations. Pico projectors have limited features and are not particularly bright. A mini tends to be slightly brighter with more feature and connectivity options.