Picture quality was not as sharp and detailed
For $300, the 3M Streaming Projector powered by Roku is fun and reasonably priced. The Roku Streaming Stick, or the "Rock You" as my kids say, is the projector's main selling point. When considering this product, you must decide what you expect from it. This sturdy device is best for a "driveway" movie with the kids or an end-of-the-summer pool party. It does not belong in a business meeting, nor would you want to use it for any kind of serious home theater movie viewing.
Impressive for the price! Projects my iPad!
My ONLY complaint is that the sound from the projector is too quiet. For something that is supposed to be able to project a large image, one might expect that the sound would be comparable. It is not. In fact, the projector has a cooling fan that runs all the time, and I can actually hear the fan over the audio. Fortunately, there is a 3.5mm jack that can be used for external speakers or for headphones.
Don't expect to be blown away, and you won't be disappointed.
Fantastically cool product
I review a lot of projectors, and rarely am I as amused or excited by them as I am by the 3M Streaming Projector. It's so. . . neat. It can't replace a "real" projector, of course, but for something portable, it's awesome. Tether it wirelessly with your phone (presuming your phone can act as a wireless hub), and you could have big-screen streaming video just about anywhere. How cool is that?
Built-in rechargeable battery, Solid build quality
The 3M streaming projector powered by Roku is a huge hit, as far as we're concerned. Both the projector and the Roku streaming stick that comes with it are multitaskers in that they can each be used with other devices around the home. And considering that a Roku streaming stick sells for $100 on its own, the $300 price for this combo is more than palatable; it's down-right appetizing.
If you're projecting at any kind of angle your frame isn't going to be perfectly rectangular
No. It's a fun novelty, but for most people $300 is too expensive for a novelty. It's clear to see how future generations of this product will be awesome, and we can't wait to see how it evolves. But for now it's more of a proof-of-concept.
Features dual-band Wi-Fi for movie watching without any hiccups
A price of $299 may seem steep for a device this small that also requires users to subscribe to third-party services to get at its intended functionality, but it's cheaper than some of the better pico projectors - and it comes with a Roku Streaming Stick that can be used separately (with caveats).
The 3M Streaming Projector is a really neat gadget for users who valuable portability and who aren't too bothered by its poor battery life.
Extremely Light and Portable, High input options
The 3M Streaming Projector is perfect for any home cinema fan looking to bring the world of streaming media on to their wall. If you love projecting movies and TV shows to get that home cinema experience let the 3M Streaming Projector bring you hours upon hours of entertainment.
Pop the Roku Stick out and use it in any compatible TV
It's really exciting for the future--here is a gadget that's legitimately good, at a very low price. Imagine the next one! If they can keep the price at $300 but bump the resolution and the lumen count for the next generation, it could be a must-buy.
Set-up is a breeze
Brookstone and Texas Instruments have once again raised the bar in the world of pico projectors. Although this device would never serve as a dedicated projector in the home of a videophile, it is merely a matter of time until pico projectors become contenders in the arena of home entertainment. Since multi-tasking has become a part of our culture, many of us demand the same usefulness from our electronics.
Bright Little Projector
All in all, this is a worthwhile projector to have, at times I really do not believe that the image was projected from such a tiny device and that the brightness rating was just 85 lumens (it feels brighter than that). It does have a built-in speakers but I did not use it, I plugged in my own speaker for a fuller sound.
A great projector
I purchased this projector to be used at functions for a social club. We generally show DVD's in a room that is only slightly darkened, with the projector about 15' from the screen, and club members view it from 20 - 50 ft away. So we needed a projector with some muscle to get an image large and crisp enough to be enjoyed from the back of the room. I researched lots of projectors, and this one seemed to offer the best quality for a reasonable price.
Picture was clear
At a retail price of $230, this projector is worthy of consideration if you are not planning on upgrading to the new iPhone in the near future. It offers a clear picture with some added flare and attitude. This consumer has a shiny new gadget riding shotgun to her beloved iPhone 4s.
Excellent build quality
The 3M MP220's looks might not set pulses racing as much as some pocket rivals, but it more than makes up for its aesthetic shortcomings with its build quality, the extent of its features, its flexibility, and best of all its picture performance, which comfortably outperforms expectations raised by previous experience with such small projectors.
Serious film fans won't be happy with its lack of black level depth, we guess, but then the MP220 is fundamentally not targetted at that audience.
Looks and feels solid
The 3M Mobile Projector MP220 looks and feels solid. It clearly targets business users who can expense not just the unit's high price, but also the cost of the accessories that render it more usable. Its unusually high resolution should add to the corporate appeal. But if you don't need the extra high-res support, you might want to look at less-expensive DLP options.
Very good product, excellent value
It performs extremely well. In a silent room, you will hear a very low sound of fan blowing. When a movie sound is on, you won't notice any sound from the fan. When it is dark outside, the picture is very clear, though I have to say it is my first projector, so have no parameter to compare against. But the clarity is very good to me. It can be hooked with media player, cable receiver, PC through HDMI, RCA cable, VGA cable, S video cable. It has a USB plug for picture viewing.
Nifty 3D images
I have seen 3D at the movie theater, and loved the images popping off the screen. I've even looked at TV's that boasted 3-D operation, but with them you HAD to have glasses to watch TV, even. But to watch it at home on your own projector is just great. I kept my glasses from the last time I went to the theater, and with this projector and these glasses, I have great 3-D movies in my own home. Its great!
Pretty portable, but durable
The contrast on this little projector is so much better than I thought it would be, so sharp and crisp, excellent images every time. It projects a great picture to the screen, and focuses manually so it can be even sharper. As well, its a pretty compact unit, but fits nicely in my pack, and with the amount of use I give it, seems really reliable and durable.
Higher resolution than most Picos at SVGA 854x480
I think the Optoma PK320 is the greatest little projector around! That's even though I personally don't really have a need for a pico projector. I really liked the older PK301, but I love this PK320.
OK 100 lumens still isn't a whole lot, but as I mentioned at the start of this review. 100 lumens (ok, actually 110 lumens) was how the portable projector industry got started.
Wow Certainly worth the wait!
The picture quality is very good and can certainly beat the quality of a regular TV. i used it with a nokia micro SD card from my old mobile and i ran a slide show on the ceiling with short videos it took my breath away. i hooked it up to my iphone and watched a full movie in my bedroom in full widescreen mode, you will be in for a good surprise :) you only need the AV cable for the iphone or ipad and a bluetooth or wired earphones and you have you 100% portable cinema box that fits in your...
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