Android projectors: The smart solution from the living room to the conference room
- 22 Sep, 2017
TVs, laptops and computers with set top boxes and dongles are stalwarts of modern life but they are big and bulky and limited to 60 inch images and phones and tablets are limited to 8 – 13 inch screens. There is however a better way to view your content and your work in a one-box big-screen solution that fits in your bag and offers an enormous 120” (3 metre diagonal) HD image. Meet the Android-powered Pico Genie M550 Plus.
Having an Android OS onboard means the projector can utilise apps to edit your documents, browse the web and more, all easily achieved with its wireless keyboard/mouse. This computing power allows the M550 to download Play Store apps without an external piece of hardware, offering access to a vast network of subscription services, business apps and gaming features all in one box.
Apple users, do not despair, you can still use the powerful Pico Genie for Wireless mirroring too, projecting all your IOS devices at HD quality up to 2 metres wide.
So how does the Pico Genie M550 Plus compare to a traditional TV plus set top box and how can it work for your business/home?
TV versus Projector: Portability and Usability
Weighing in at a tiny 895g the projector and projecting at 120 inches the projector clearly wins the portability round, and with no extra boxes required to stream content and an internal 3 hour battery you can take your viewing experience anywhere. Movie night doesn’t have to be an indoor event after all.
With its wireless compatibility, small size and android functionality you won’t even be chained to a separate device or conference room, project anywhere, even in daylight thanks to a brightness of 650 lumens.
Usability is also great on the Pico Genie M550 Plus with a supplied high quality portable keyboard/mouse for typing in all that content or wifi network codes. It also comes with a radio remote control for standard use.
Home TV/Web Content
Skygo can be played back via the VGA port if connected to a laptop which is quite unique for a portable device.
The Google Play Store offers apps for subscription services like Netflix, NowTV and PrimeVideo without another box or dongle in sight. Some smart TVs include a selection of these apps of course but often don’t have a Google Play app store.
You still can’t get the big screen experience in one portable unit from a smart TV.
Unlike some TVs, Showreel and Kodi can be downloaded directly onto the projector proving a more cinematic big screen experience than the average TV.
Business content: Easy Big Screen Sharing in Meetings
For businesses the full might of the Google Play store can be accessed via the M550 Plus, downloading apps like Salesforce to view your objectives and targets in big screen clarity, ideal for teamwork and project management.
Large conferences are made easier with an android projector, scrap the bulky monitors/TV’s and you could get a 2 metre wide HD projection for easier, more user friendly meetings.
Remote desktops, presentations, and time management apps are all catered for within the Google Play Store, ready to be downloaded onto the projector’s 3GB internal memory and available to use whenever and wherever you require.
The Pico Genie M550 Plus is the smarter choice with limitless portability and the big screen in a small package. The android operating system and extensive connectivity all combine for a one box solution that can take you from movie night to Monday meetings.
Spec in Brief: Pico Genie M550 Plus
- Built in Android OS/Play store so you can download your favourite Apps directly to your projector
- 650 lumens LED HD on battery or mains power
- Short throw gives you an 80" image just 2m from your wall or screen
- Wireless keyboard for easy use
- Wireless mirroring to smartphones/tablets via DLNA/Miracast
- Wireless connection to Laptops/MacBooks via DLNA (share images and videos)
- Up to 3 hours battery life at 650 lumens (13500mAh/3.7V)
- Radio controlled remote
- Auto Keystone correction +/- 40 degrees
- Powerbank- charge your iPhone/Android device via the projector
- HDMI Powered (for dongle power such as Chromecast negates need to plug into 2nd power supply)