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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for compact projectors.

Projectors are a great way to turn any space into a home theater, be it a basement, garage, or even an outdoor patio. The latest crop of compact projectors is not only affordable but also easy to use and portable. Browse the top-ranked list of compact projectors below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Optoma - UHZ35ST Compact Short Throw Laser Home Theater and Gaming Projector, 4K UHD Laser, High Bright 3,500 Lumens - White - Front_Zoom
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    "I was using the projector for a golf simulator. Image quality was average for the price....Amazing product works great in a room with ambient/lights of course it looses contrast with lights on like any projector but this thing is bright I love it and reasonable price for a laser projector with 30,000 hours of life"

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    The Optoma UHZ35ST is a compact but powerful home theater and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its short throw lens projects a 120" image from 4.3' away, and with a throw distance of up to 10.8', it's ideal for small and medium sized spaces. With 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, you can enjoy sharp and detailed content without any downscaling or compression. The UHZ35ST also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times and compatibility with 4K HDR input, which provides rich cinematic colors and an impressive 500,000:1 contrast ratio. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 8.5" x 10.79" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with dual HDMI connectors and a USB power connector, making it compatible with a wide range of gaming consoles and streaming devices. And, the UHZ35ST offers lights-on viewing with 3,500 Lumens of brightness, allowing you to enjoy entertainment anytime, regardless of ambient light levels.
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    "I was using the projector for a golf simulator. Image quality was average for the price....Amazing product works great in a room with ambient/lights of course it looses contrast with lights on like any projector but this thing is bright I love it and reasonable price for a laser projector with 30,000 hours of life"

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    The Optoma UHZ35ST is a compact but powerful home theater and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its short throw lens projects a 120" image from 4.3' away, and with a throw distance of up to 10.8', it's ideal for small and medium sized spaces. With 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, you can enjoy sharp and detailed content without any downscaling or compression. The UHZ35ST also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times and compatibility with 4K HDR input, which provides rich cinematic colors and an impressive 500,000:1 contrast ratio. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 8.5" x 10.79" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with dual HDMI connectors and a USB power connector, making it compatible with a wide range of gaming consoles and streaming devices. And, the UHZ35ST offers lights-on viewing with 3,500 Lumens of brightness, allowing you to enjoy entertainment anytime, regardless of ambient light levels.
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  2. Optoma - GT2000HDR Compact Short Throw 1080p HD Laser Projector with High Dynamic Range - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Optima GT2000HDT Laser projector...This projector give a nice crisp picture on my golf simulator."

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    The Optoma GT2000HDR is a compact but powerful home theater and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its short throw lens allows a 120" image to be projected from just 4' 4" away, making it ideal for smaller spaces. With 1080p HD resolution, you can enjoy sharp and detailed content without any downscaling or compression. The GT2100HDR also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times and compatibility with 4K HDR input, which provides rich cinematic colors and an impressive 300,000:1 contrast ratio. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 8.5" x 10.79" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with HDMI and USB connectors, making it compatible with a wide range of gaming consoles and streaming devices. And, the GT2100HDR offers lights-on viewing with 3,500 Lumens of brightness, allowing you to enjoy entertainment anytime, regardless of ambient light levels.
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    "Optima GT2000HDT Laser projector...This projector give a nice crisp picture on my golf simulator."

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    The Optoma GT2000HDR is a compact but powerful home theater and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its short throw lens allows a 120" image to be projected from just 4' 4" away, making it ideal for smaller spaces. With 1080p HD resolution, you can enjoy sharp and detailed content without any downscaling or compression. The GT2100HDR also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times and compatibility with 4K HDR input, which provides rich cinematic colors and an impressive 300,000:1 contrast ratio. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 8.5" x 10.79" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with HDMI and USB connectors, making it compatible with a wide range of gaming consoles and streaming devices. And, the GT2100HDR offers lights-on viewing with 3,500 Lumens of brightness, allowing you to enjoy entertainment anytime, regardless of ambient light levels.
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  3. Optoma - HZ40HDR Compact Long Throw 1080p HD Laser Projector with High Dynamic Range - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Awesome projector for bright room....Arrived quickly. Projector is quiet on Eco mode without dynamic black. "

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    The Optoma HZ40HDR is a compact but powerful home theater and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its long throw lens projects a 120" image from 13'10" away, and with a throw distance of up to 30'9", it's ideal for medium and large sized spaces. With 1080p HD resolution, you can enjoy sharp and detailed content without any downscaling or compression. The HZ40HDR also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times and compatibility with 4K HDR input, which provides rich cinematic colors and an impressive 300,000:1 contrast ratio. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 8.5" x 10.79" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with dual HDMI connectors and a USB connector, making it compatible with a wide range of gaming consoles and streaming devices. And, the HZ40HDR offers lights-on viewing with 4,000 Lumens of brightness, allowing you to enjoy entertainment anytime, regardless of ambient light levels.
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    "Awesome projector for bright room....Arrived quickly. Projector is quiet on Eco mode without dynamic black. "

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    The Optoma HZ40HDR is a compact but powerful home theater and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its long throw lens projects a 120" image from 13'10" away, and with a throw distance of up to 30'9", it's ideal for medium and large sized spaces. With 1080p HD resolution, you can enjoy sharp and detailed content without any downscaling or compression. The HZ40HDR also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times and compatibility with 4K HDR input, which provides rich cinematic colors and an impressive 300,000:1 contrast ratio. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 8.5" x 10.79" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with dual HDMI connectors and a USB connector, making it compatible with a wide range of gaming consoles and streaming devices. And, the HZ40HDR offers lights-on viewing with 4,000 Lumens of brightness, allowing you to enjoy entertainment anytime, regardless of ambient light levels.
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  4. Optoma - GT2100HDR Compact Short Throw 1080p HD Laser Projector with High Dynamic Range - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Bright image, good color for a 1080p projector...Things I like: Bright image, fast response time (so really good for gaming), it's relatively small and lightweight compared to pricier laser projectors, and the short throw distance is great for home theater use. ...It's a nice projector lacking a few things. For me the pro's and con's are listed below. "

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    The Optoma GT2100HDR is a compact but powerful home theater and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its short throw lens allows a 120" image to be projected from just 4' 4" away, making it ideal for smaller spaces. With 1080p HD resolution, you can enjoy sharp and detailed content without any downscaling or compression. The GT2100HDR also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times and compatibility with 4K HDR input, which provides rich cinematic colors and an impressive 300,000:1 contrast ratio. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 8.5" x 10.79" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with HDMI and USB connectors, making it compatible with a wide range of gaming consoles and streaming devices. And, the GT2100HDR offers lights-on viewing with 4,200 Lumens of brightness, allowing you to enjoy entertainment anytime, regardless of ambient light levels.
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    "Bright image, good color for a 1080p projector...Things I like: Bright image, fast response time (so really good for gaming), it's relatively small and lightweight compared to pricier laser projectors, and the short throw distance is great for home theater use. ...It's a nice projector lacking a few things. For me the pro's and con's are listed below. "

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    The Optoma GT2100HDR is a compact but powerful home theater and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its short throw lens allows a 120" image to be projected from just 4' 4" away, making it ideal for smaller spaces. With 1080p HD resolution, you can enjoy sharp and detailed content without any downscaling or compression. The GT2100HDR also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times and compatibility with 4K HDR input, which provides rich cinematic colors and an impressive 300,000:1 contrast ratio. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 8.5" x 10.79" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with HDMI and USB connectors, making it compatible with a wide range of gaming consoles and streaming devices. And, the GT2100HDR offers lights-on viewing with 4,200 Lumens of brightness, allowing you to enjoy entertainment anytime, regardless of ambient light levels.
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  5. BenQ X300G 4K 4LED Portable Short Throw Gaming Projector - White - Front_Zoom

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    Introducing the X300G, our 4K HDR LED short throw gaming projector designed for gaming. The X300G, with its outstanding 2000 ANSI lumens, 84% DCI-P3 CinematicColor, and HDR-PRO technology, is the gateway to spectacular 4K gaming experiences, all in a compact portable package. The projector's quick input lag time of 4ms (1080p@240Hz) ensures seamless gameplay. Its short throw range of 0.69~0.83 and clever auto settings make it easy to project large images in small rooms. The X300G transforms any space into a gaming station.
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    Introducing the X300G, our 4K HDR LED short throw gaming projector designed for gaming. The X300G, with its outstanding 2000 ANSI lumens, 84% DCI-P3 CinematicColor, and HDR-PRO technology, is the gateway to spectacular 4K gaming experiences, all in a compact portable package. The projector's quick input lag time of 4ms (1080p@240Hz) ensures seamless gameplay. Its short throw range of 0.69~0.83 and clever auto settings make it easy to project large images in small rooms. The X300G transforms any space into a gaming station.
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  6. ViewSonic - LS740HD 5,000 ANSI Lumens 1080p Laser Installation Projector - White - Front_Zoom

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    The LS740HD belongs to ViewSonic's Luminous Superior series, a lamp-free high-brightness projector lineup designed for commercial and educational spaces. With its adoption of the 3rd generation laser phosphor technology, it delivers 5,000 ANSI Lumens for up to 30,000 hours, ensuring bright and vivid images without lamp replacement. The lamp-free design offers an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution, while the projector's lightweight and compact design reduces transportation costs. With up to 300" projection in 1080p Full HD with high native contrast, it is well-suited for boardrooms, lecture halls, and public spaces. This projector features a 1.3x optical zoom, H/V keystone, 4 corner adjustment, 360 degree projection, and a portrait mode for easy setup and versatile applications.
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    The LS740HD belongs to ViewSonic's Luminous Superior series, a lamp-free high-brightness projector lineup designed for commercial and educational spaces. With its adoption of the 3rd generation laser phosphor technology, it delivers 5,000 ANSI Lumens for up to 30,000 hours, ensuring bright and vivid images without lamp replacement. The lamp-free design offers an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution, while the projector's lightweight and compact design reduces transportation costs. With up to 300" projection in 1080p Full HD with high native contrast, it is well-suited for boardrooms, lecture halls, and public spaces. This projector features a 1.3x optical zoom, H/V keystone, 4 corner adjustment, 360 degree projection, and a portrait mode for easy setup and versatile applications.
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  7. ViewSonic - Pro LS740W WXGA Laser Projector - White - Front_Zoom

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    With the ViewSonic LS740W laser projector, you can light up every room with brilliant presentations. Featuring the latest laser phosphor technology, the LS740W projector delivers 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness to ensure crisp images even in rooms with ambient lighting. Enjoy a maintenance-free projection experience without having to deal with complicated lamp replacements. This eco-friendly, high brightness projection solution features a compact design for easier transportation. Experience�screen sizes up to 300'' in WXGA 1280x800 resolution for show-stopping images designed to fill up boardrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums and other public spaces. The LS740W laser projector comes loaded with features like 1.3x optical zoom, H/V keystone, 4 corner adjustment, 360 degree projection and portrait mode for easy setup and versatile applications.
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    With the ViewSonic LS740W laser projector, you can light up every room with brilliant presentations. Featuring the latest laser phosphor technology, the LS740W projector delivers 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness to ensure crisp images even in rooms with ambient lighting. Enjoy a maintenance-free projection experience without having to deal with complicated lamp replacements. This eco-friendly, high brightness projection solution features a compact design for easier transportation. Experience�screen sizes up to 300'' in WXGA 1280x800 resolution for show-stopping images designed to fill up boardrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums and other public spaces. The LS740W laser projector comes loaded with features like 1.3x optical zoom, H/V keystone, 4 corner adjustment, 360 degree projection and portrait mode for easy setup and versatile applications.
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  8. Optoma - UHZ66 Laser 4K DLP Projector with High Dynamic Range - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Optoma-UHZ66 Laser 4K DLP Projector...First! This projector seems so bright and vibrant, even in eco mode. "

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    The Optoma UHZ66 is a compact and powerful home cinema and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its long throw lens is a great choice for large living rooms and home cinema, offering a 120" image from 12.2’ away. With true 4K Ultra High Definition resolution, you'll enjoy highly detailed video with 8.3 million distinct addressable on-screen pixels. The UHZ66 also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times for 1080p240 and 4K60 resolutions along 4K HDR and 1080p HDR signal input, delivering rich cinematic colors and an impressive 500,000:1 contrast ratio. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 8.5" x 10.79" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with dual HDMI 2.0 ports and USB-A Power port, making it compatible with a wide range of 4K UHD next-gen gaming consoles, gaming PCs and streaming devices. ARC/eARC support allows easy connectivity to compatible Dolby Digital 5.1/7.1 Soundbars and home theater speaker systems. And, with 4,000 lumens of brightness, there is no need to wait for the evening to watch video content or start playing.
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    "Optoma-UHZ66 Laser 4K DLP Projector...First! This projector seems so bright and vibrant, even in eco mode. "

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    The Optoma UHZ66 is a compact and powerful home cinema and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its long throw lens is a great choice for large living rooms and home cinema, offering a 120" image from 12.2’ away. With true 4K Ultra High Definition resolution, you'll enjoy highly detailed video with 8.3 million distinct addressable on-screen pixels. The UHZ66 also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times for 1080p240 and 4K60 resolutions along 4K HDR and 1080p HDR signal input, delivering rich cinematic colors and an impressive 500,000:1 contrast ratio. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 8.5" x 10.79" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with dual HDMI 2.0 ports and USB-A Power port, making it compatible with a wide range of 4K UHD next-gen gaming consoles, gaming PCs and streaming devices. ARC/eARC support allows easy connectivity to compatible Dolby Digital 5.1/7.1 Soundbars and home theater speaker systems. And, with 4,000 lumens of brightness, there is no need to wait for the evening to watch video content or start playing.
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  9. Optoma - UHZ55 4K UHD Laser Standard Throw Smart Projector with High Dynamic Range, USB Wireless Adapter Included - Black - Front_Zoom

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    The Optoma UHZ55 is a compact and powerful home cinema and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its standard throw lens is a great choice for large living rooms and home cinema, offering a 120" image from 10.5’ away. With true 4K Ultra High Definition resolution, you'll enjoy highly detailed video with 8.3 million distinct addressable on-screen pixels. The UHZ55 also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times for 1080p240 and 4K60 resolutions, along with delivering rich cinematic colors and an impressive 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio. Experience outstanding video motion performance with PureMotion MEMC Technology. This innovative feature, available on HDMI port 3, eliminates motion blurring and image judder, ensuring a smooth viewing experience even during high-speed action sequences. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 10.4" x 13.26" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with three HDMI 2.0 ports and three USB-A Power ports, making it compatible with a wide range of 4K UHD next-gen gaming consoles, gaming PCs and streaming devices. ARC/eARC support allows easy connectivity to compatible Dolby Digital 5.1/7.1 Soundbars and home theater speaker systems. And, with 3,000 lumens of brightness, there is no need to wait for the evening to watch video content or start playing.
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    The Optoma UHZ55 is a compact and powerful home cinema and gaming projector that offers an immersive viewing experience. It utilizes DuraCore laser light technology for a dependable light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and an IPX6 dust resistance rating for enhanced durability. Its standard throw lens is a great choice for large living rooms and home cinema, offering a 120" image from 10.5’ away. With true 4K Ultra High Definition resolution, you'll enjoy highly detailed video with 8.3 million distinct addressable on-screen pixels. The UHZ55 also boasts an enhanced game mode with lightning-fast response times for 1080p240 and 4K60 resolutions, along with delivering rich cinematic colors and an impressive 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio. Experience outstanding video motion performance with PureMotion MEMC Technology. This innovative feature, available on HDMI port 3, eliminates motion blurring and image judder, ensuring a smooth viewing experience even during high-speed action sequences. This advanced projector is both compact and energy efficient, measuring just 10.4" x 13.26" and consuming only 45% of the power used by typical lamp-based projectors. It's equipped with three HDMI 2.0 ports and three USB-A Power ports, making it compatible with a wide range of 4K UHD next-gen gaming consoles, gaming PCs and streaming devices. ARC/eARC support allows easy connectivity to compatible Dolby Digital 5.1/7.1 Soundbars and home theater speaker systems. And, with 3,000 lumens of brightness, there is no need to wait for the evening to watch video content or start playing.
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  10. AAXA - SLC450 Short Throw Native 1080p Smart Mini Projector, Wireless Mirroring, Streaming Apps, WiFi Bluetooth, 4-Way Keystone - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Mini projector....Great Mini projector, I really enjoy using it to watch videos at home....cool small little projector that can bring about a big image. not very bright during the daytime but perfect for movie night. wifi, bluetooth, keystoning functions are all great. true 1080p"

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    The SLC450 is a remarkably compact and bright projector, easily fitting into a pocket or handbag at just 4” x 5” x 1.3”. Despite its small size, it delivers projection brightness that exceeds typical single LCD projectors by 2-5 times. With built-in streaming apps such as Netflix, YouTube, and a streaming app store, you can stream your favorite show or movie to a big screen. The SCL450 boasts onboard 2.4GHz/5GHz wireless connectivity, Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility, and a range of additional features, including HDMI input, Micro SD Card/USB reader, headphone output, and 12V power supply, all in a small form factor. The SLC450 also offers onboard 4-way keystone and image rotation, making it highly adaptable for various installation scenarios.
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    "Great Mini projector....Great Mini projector, I really enjoy using it to watch videos at home....cool small little projector that can bring about a big image. not very bright during the daytime but perfect for movie night. wifi, bluetooth, keystoning functions are all great. true 1080p"

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    The SLC450 is a remarkably compact and bright projector, easily fitting into a pocket or handbag at just 4” x 5” x 1.3”. Despite its small size, it delivers projection brightness that exceeds typical single LCD projectors by 2-5 times. With built-in streaming apps such as Netflix, YouTube, and a streaming app store, you can stream your favorite show or movie to a big screen. The SCL450 boasts onboard 2.4GHz/5GHz wireless connectivity, Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility, and a range of additional features, including HDMI input, Micro SD Card/USB reader, headphone output, and 12V power supply, all in a small form factor. The SLC450 also offers onboard 4-way keystone and image rotation, making it highly adaptable for various installation scenarios.
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