A few years ago, it was a pretty hard decision for a person to decide on whether to choose a projector or not as an alternative to a TV. At that time large and bulky projector hardware can make it uncomfortable for the users to include them in their daily routine. Now the trend has been changed! You can find many mini projectors available in the market.
It is one among the main reasons behind why many people today are heading towards buying projectors for their homes and offices. In this post, I will talk about one of a small-sized projector, i.e. Wanbo Mini Portable Projector. It adds to not only the effortlessness of use but also a user can easily carry projector hardware from one place to another whenever required. So keep reading this review article!
How Did I Get the Chance to Review Wanbo Mini Projector?
One week before I have attended a wedding party of my cousin brother. He got lots of gifts from his party visitors. Yesterday he called me for help to uncover those gifts. We sit together with two more family members, and it took about 3 hours for us to complete our job. But I have to say that the work was of some benefit to me.
It is because while uncovering the gift wraps I found a big package wrapped around with a decorative foil. When I removed the gift wrap, I found the packet actually belongs to a projector device. It has been gifted as a collaborative gift from my cousin friends, and it is impressive.
Without wasting any time I asked my cousin brother to give me the chance to unbox the product and test the same. He also agreed with it, and we all started looking ahead about the projector. By the way, it is WanboMini Home Theater 3d projector.
Thus I do not want to lose the chance to get the idea about the necessary details and performance of the projector. So while we are testing the Wanboprojector, I have noted down every features and specification with the things that I like or do not like about the same.
What are all the Box Packaging Contents of Wanbo Mini Projector?
Let me first share with you all about the accessories that have been supplied as the complete package of the Wanbo 3D DLP projector. So the company box packaging includes a power cable, a remote controller, a power adapter and a user manual.
I would like to mainly discuss the remote controller supplied with the projector device from the Wanbo Company. The remote has a beautiful wood like texture with all black colored body. It includes many navigational and functional buttons.
The remote of the Wanbo smart multimedia projector also supports voice control function. An impressive part is it consists of a dedicated 3D button right on the top right corner that makes the projector future ready. The net weight of the Wanbo portable projector is around 1.1 kg. At the same time, considering the weight of the box packaging including all the accessories, it is 2 kg.
The overall size of the Wanbo Mini LED projector measures to about 6.00 cm x 24.00 cm x 10.00 cm / 2.36 inches x 9.45 inches x 3.94 inches as per height x length x width respectively. However, the size of the box packaging is around 36.00 x 40.00 x 45.80 cm / 14.17 x 15.75 x 18.03 inches as per height x length x width respectively.
How is the Hardware and Design of the Wanbo LED Projector?
The outer body of the Wanbo projector is made up of Plastic and Aluminum material. It is designed in almost a distorted cylindrical shape. The hardware has been presented in silver and black dual tone colors. It is almost looking like spectacles cover from far away due to its shape and design.
At the front part of the Wanbo intelligent DLP projector, there is a lens provided with a protective cover. On the back of the projector there lies a 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 USB ports (USB 3.0, USB 2.0), a reset, a power port and an HDMI port.
At both the sides of the Wanbo Mini projector, you can find mesh type grills having speakers. So we can say that the design of Wanbo smart multimedia projector is also looking like a mini bass tube. A high light glass lens has been used inside the projector device.
The internal storage of the Wanbo portable home theater projector hardware is of 16GB. However, you can extend the storage capacity of the projector by using a removable hard disk or U disk. If we discuss the interface ports, then there is an AV port, a slot to insert SD card, a USB port, an HDMI port, and a VGA port.
How is the Display Quality of the Wanbo Mini DLP Projector?
We will uncover the facts about the actual display performance of the Wanbo portable intelligent projector. But before that first, let us have a look at display configurations of the projector device. It is based on DLP 0.45’DMD display type with a maximum brightness of up to 400 ANSI Lumens. It works on a standard display resolution of 1280 x 800dpi.
The maximum display resolution supported by the Wanbo home theatre projector is Full HD. It means you can view every detail in the output of the projector with a limit of up to 1080p not more than that. The inbuilt lamp provided inside the Wanbo Mini projector is based on LED light source and can be used for a long span of time for about 20000 hours.
Wanbo Full HD 3D projector can support a throw ratio of 1.2:1 and a contrast ratio of 3001-5000:1. You can project an output display of size ranging from 15 to 300 inches. To do so, you need to install the projector at a distance of 0.5 to 3m away from the wall or the projection screen.
You can watch any multimedia content with the help of Wanbo LED DLP projector that supports an aspect ratio of 16:10. The projector can project 16.7 million different colors on the display output screen. The output display of the projector can support an illumination uniformity of more than 98 per cent.
What are all the Entertainment Options of using the Wanbo Projector?
The Wanbo 1080p multimedia projector is based on an Android 4.4 operating system. Therefore you will not find any problem in accessing the multimedia contents using the projector’s user interface. Also, the maximum supportive zoom capability of the Wanbo Mini projector is 1.1 times.
You can play various multimedia file formats on the Wanbo smart DLP project device, and it can be either audio, video or image. If we discuss the supportive audio formats, then the projector can play all the commonly used file extensions. It includes one among .ogg, .wmv, .aac, .ape or .flac extensions.
In case of the compatible image formats the Wanbo home theater projector can play .bmp, .gif, .jpg, and .png based extension files. At last talking about the supportive video formats the projector can support one among .mvc, .h.264, .vc-1, .mpeg-1, .mpeg-4, .h.263, .h.265 file extensions.
You can enjoy playing high-end games by connecting popular gaming consoles like Xbox and Sony PS4 with Wanbo. The projector can give you different experience even while projecting your favourite gameplay. It is a distinct joy of playing video games on a big projection screen while realising the music effects of the same.
What are the Convenient Options of using the Wanbo Projector Hardware?
Wanbo smart LED projector supports both Bluetooth 4.0 version and dual WiFi, i.e. 2.4GHz+5GHz 802.11 b/ n/ g/ac. You can wirelessly connect the device with other smart devices or internet respectively. The Wanbo Mini projector has the Hotspot functionality. You can share its internet with your other smart gadgets while projecting any multimedia content from the same.
Wanbo possesses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery of 15600 mAh. Hence you can use the projector at any place without the need to have any power connection nearby. Also, you can take the benefit of using the Wanbo DLP multimedia projector hardware as a Power Bank for your gadgets. In a single charge, you can watch a complete movie or so with a battery backup of 2 to 4 hours.
There are inbuilt speakers provided inside the Wanbo intelligent home theatre projector hardware. You will get a vertical keystone correction functionality in the projector device of ±45°. However, the adjustment is entirely electric.
Total noise produced by the Wanbo Full HD LED projector lies within a range of 22 to 28dB. Hence, take the benefit of enjoying your favorite movies on a more prominent projection display without any disturbance.
Is it worth to Buy Wanbo Mini Home Theater Projector?
Now it is the time to have a look at the benefits of using the projector to a user. Firstly, you can wirelessly projector the multimedia content via Miracast and Airplay. Secondly, both the overall sound and display effects of the Wanbo LED multimedia projector are good.
We can judge the display performance of the projection device from the fact that the objects can be seen clearly with the eyes. The display is looking more crisp and brighter on the darker environments.
You can enjoy the display better at nights as compared to daylight or room light surrounding environments. It is suggested to use the curtains on windows in the daytime to get the best visual experience from the Wanbo 1080p DLP projector.
Next talking about the downsides about the Wanbo 3D multimedia projector then as a user I am missing in the projector is the fact that there is no 2d to 3d effect conversion support. Then there is no manual focus functionality, and you need to do it via remote controller.
And lastly, we are very much familiar with using the high-resolution multimedia content in our daily life. Thus, it would be nice if the Wanbo smart 3D projector can support 2k or 4k multimedia contents.
As you already know, we get the Wanbo Mini projector as a gift and price tag has been removed as well. So I am not having the right idea about the actual price of the product. But for your information, after going through many recognized e-commerce sites, I have come to know an average price of the projector. If you book it now then you can get the Wanbo smart 3D projector online at a discounted price of around $450.
Altogether the Wanbo Mini home theatre projector is a convenient device with impressive audio video performance. The projector needs a regular power supply of 19V, 3.42A. The total power consumes by the projector device is about 29W. Also in the case when the internal speakers in use then the projector can consume an average power of around 2*3W.
Finally, it is up to you! If you are impressed with the design and price of the Wanbo smart projector and you are satisfied with watching Full HD content, then Wanbo is made for you! Hence, considering the Wanbo as a small-sized portable projector device, we cannot expect too much from small hardware. I would like to suggest the Wanbo 3D portable projector to a specific category of users. People those who want some quick entertainment and enjoyment in their busy lives!