The 8 Best Portable Bluetooth Projectors
The 8 Best Portable Bluetooth Projectors
It’s safe to say that the days are finally gone when you need two people to carry a projector to your trunk to take it to work! It’s a good thing, too. They’re becoming popular again, and many people are beginning to turn to projectors for their family rooms or game rooms instead of conventional televisions for a variety of reasons.
Best Portable Bluetooth Projectors
LG PH550 CineBeam
This bad-boy has a built-in battery that boasts two and a half hours of run time. It is also a beast, with 30,000 hours on the LED lamp, which means you’re going to clock 10 years on this machine’s single bulb when it is run eight hours a day every single day! Come on, now! That is what I mean by getting your money’s worth!
The Bluetooth sound-out feature on the PH550 is an excellent addition and means that the days of “Can everyone hear my laptop okay in the back,” are over. Simply pair your machine with any Bluetooth-enabled sound system, and you’re good-to-go. That’s not all this wireless wonder has to offer…
In addition to cord-free listening, you’re going to get a pleasant, wireless video stream if you are an Android or Windows user. It will mirror your Android phone on Screen Share mode! It also has a USB drive to plug-and-play that way. The PH550 has an HD resolution of 1280 x 720, so unplug, relax, and enjoy those crystal-clear pictures!
Cocar C800S Mini Projector
This thing is tiny, but mighty. The C800S actually runs on the Android 7.1 Operation System, and a quad-core processor. It is the size of an iPhone and yet can project a picture up to 150 inches. Gone are the days of lugging around a projector with a “bend-at-the-waist” warning! It also boasts 100 ANSI Lumens for a stunningly brilliant picture.
As an interesting sister to Bluetooth, the C800S portable-of-all-portable projectors takes advantage of screen mirroring technology to quickly and easily project movies and projects wirelessly, even if there is no Wifi. Conversely, the tiny machine is equipped with an HDMI/TF/USB outlet for plug-and-play options, as well!
BONUS! This mini projector doesn’t just mindlessly project–no, no. It comes prepped and ready with Freeclick and Google Play, so that you can search and download all your favorite apps and run it just like your phone, play it straight off of your phone’s hotspot in a pinch, and stream your favorite TV shows and videos!
In addition to screensharing and Airplay and Miracast, this portable projector allows you to surf the internet directly, download apps, and stream directly from the device. It is equipped with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM for speed, picture, and efficiency!
You’re going to get 30-80 inches of picture out of this device, which is going to come corded via HDMI; the projector is compatible with iPhone, iPad, laptop, smartphone, tablet, Mac, or game consoles. It also has USB, VGA, and an SD card slot. Bluetooth audio capability shoots this portable projector through the roof and gives it that star rating.
Should you choose to forego the Bluetooth, the 600D does have built-in speakers, as well as jacks for external ones. The 960×640 resolution and 1500 LED luminous efficiency is going to rock this projector into next year.
It’s got the built-in Wifi. It has preloaded apps. What if you don’t have Wifi? No worries, that Bluetooth capability has got you backed up and you’re up and running again in no time. It’s top of the list for specs, too. I’m telling you, this is the portable projector that’s taking the win.
With an optimum picture size of 80,” you might just want to trade in your flatscreen! The range is actually even more impressive, as it can show between 35 and 180 inches. It has a 2000 Lumens efficiency with a Brightness and Contrast ratio of 2000:1. If you’re needing to connect, you can do so with your PC/Laptop, DVD player, Fire Stick (although you don’t need one anymore with the preloaded apps), Play Station 3, PS4, and/or your X-Box.
Finally, any good lad or lady who is looking into a portable projector needs to know what kind of hook-ups it has. Bluetooth or no Bluetooth, at some point you’ll need an HDMI hookup. Check. USB slot. Check. AV-in. Check. Auxiliary port? Yes! You’ve got it! Plus, the GooDay projector has built-in speakers in case you’ve forgotten your Bluetooth speakers at home, and it also comes equipped with a cooling and quieting system so that bothersome fan will not be interrupting your ‘spooker’ while you’re out camping in the woods!
PropVue Wireless Video DLP Mini Projector
The PropVue Wireless Mini Projector has reinvented the way projectors work, the way they function, and the way we can use them. This little fella is the way of the future, folks! The cylindrical body can be loaded onto a tripod for endless uses. Don’t have a nice, flat wall in your bedroom that is empty of Four Non-Blondes posters? Use the ceiling!
The head of this little bitty gizmo (and at 2x2x7.5, I mean itty bitty) rotates ninety degrees to project to wherever you need it to. With a resolution of 854X480 and projection image size at 20-120 inches, the picture is crisp and big. Like the others, you can mirror screens–unlike the others, you can mirror screens of any device, including iPhones, Androids, PCs, and Mac computers. You can also connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Ahhh, sweet, sweet modernity.
Weighing in at less than a pound, you’ve got to make sure not to leave it behind when you head out on your romantic rendezvous in the park or backyard. It’s ideal, however, for sliding right in your pocket as your hands will be full with those flowers you grabbed last minute, dinner, and your much-heavier cell phone!
Magnasonic LED Pocket Pico Video Projector
3.9 x 3 x .5. Inches. In inches. That’s how small this projector is ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the world of Pocket Pico by Magnasonic! They claim that this is the smallest portable projector in the world and if you’re not careful, your kid might flush it down the toilet…
This projector works with any HDMI cord, so tablets, laptops, media players, or smartphones–although these may often need extra adapters. The Pocket Pico boasts an internal speaker, but also has an earphone jack for that extra privacy, should you wish to enjoy in peace.
Texas Instruments beefed up this little cupcake with a 25 lumen LED lamp, which is enough to display picture up to 60”. It also comes with a tripod to prop up your projector, which is a nice added touch, as well as a teensy little carrying case! While it’s not Bluetooth, this one had to be added to the list!
ViewSonic M1+ Portable Smart Wi-Fi Projector with Dual Harman Kardon Bluetooth Speakers
ViewSonic has a line of projectors for anyone’s needs–you just have to pick one. Do you need portability? Gaming? You name it. This one is loaded with a lot of extras and is top of its class. It’s a smart projector, much like a TV is smart. You can stream from a “smart tv” interface, which is loaded with all your favorite movie- and video apps like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. Additionally, you can store up to 4,000 songs and 4 hours of movies on the 16 GBs of internal storage.
The built-in battery on this machine blows the competition out of the water at up to 6 hours of longevity. For a recharge, the M1+ utilizes the superiority of the USB-C cables, which just truly charge faster than any other USB cord out there. You can also play video while you charge up the unit, so no worries there–you never actually have to turn the thing off!
Arguably the two best features on the M1+ are the Dual Harman Kardon Bluetooth Speakers and the 360º Smart Stand. The speakers fill the room with amazing, booming sound that is unmatched by other standard projector speakers, while the stand rotates fully around the projector itself so that the projector can display in any direction at all. It doubles as a lens cover, which will turn off the machine when closed, and automatically turn on the machine when slid open.
Oh! One more thing! I can’t move on before mentioning the Safety Auto-Off function, which eliminates the danger of retina damage to meandering children who tend to be perpetually curious enough to peer deep into the guts of the projector–only to scald their poor eyes. Upon sensing an object too close to its surface, the M1+ will shut itself down. Smart, eye say!
PTVDISPLAY P8I Mini DLP HD Projector
Fully. Bluetooth. Capable. The PTVDISPLAY Projector can play movies and audio wirelessly via Bluetooth. Runs with 2.4 and 5G dual Wifi for fast speeds and has a built-in battery that lasts up to 2-3 hours. This device also supports 1920 x 1080 resolution, so you’re absolutely watching your movies in full HD at max pixels!
This thing just simply looks sleek and smooth, is small enough to carry in a pocket, so takes the gold in the portability arena, and is a sexy little projector. Even though it’s small, it projects a screen up to 120 inches and plays nice with everything from PCs, laptops, gaming consoles, and smartphones.
Not only is it Bluetooth capable, but it’s also compatible with screensharing as well. You’re going to love this gem, which comes with a tripod, an HDMI cord, a power adapter, and remote control. One last great feature of the P8I is that it has the ability of Auto Keystone Adjustment, meaning if the projector is not straight, tipped too high or too low, it will self-adjust to compensate for the problem. Not bad, PTVDISPLAY!
Whether you’re looking for a 60-inch screen or a 180-inch screen, you’ve found it within this bunch of projectors. Camping trips, field trips, sleepovers, dates, game nights, none of it will ever be the same now that we’ve established some ground rules:
- “Not having room” in your car is no longer a valid response for having forgotten to bring the projector.
- A ceiling is a perfectly acceptable surface to watch a Rom-Com.
- Cords and wires are obsolete; Bluetooth is the way of the world now.
- If you have a pocket, you can have a home entertainment system with you.
It should be mentioned, however, that it is against the rules to Screen Share Netflix. Because you pay for a subscription, see. Just go ahead and stream it from the projector! Almost all of these beauties come with the built-in apps or Wifi and net-cruising capabilities. We don’t condone breaking the law.