Say you are going to a bonfire or a picnic with your friends and you want to carry a nice big screen to watch movies. Now, this is possible with the UO Smart Beam Laser Projector. This is one of the most portable projectors out there. It has got a very interesting look due to its cubical shape. If you have ever played around with a Rubik’s cube, you will be pretty familiar with the design of UO Smart Beam. It weighs around 500 grams and its dimensions are 2.2 inches all around. It has a brown and bronze exterior. This Projector costs around $450 on Amazon.
The UO Smart Beam Laser Projector can connect with all of your devices via Miracast for wireless projection and HDMI for wired projection. This projector is focus free because of its laser, you can directly project it at the wall and move it back and forth and the projection will automatically stay perfectly focused. It comes with a resolution of 1280 X 720p. It produces very bright and crisp image quality. The brightness is rated 60 lumens, which you might think is a small number but it is enough for a projector this size. The projection size can be up to 100 inches. Overall image quality is pretty fair until you compare it with other projectors. The projection is, even more, crispier if used with a projector screen. It uses a LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) chip which enhances the image clarity.
The UO Smart Beam Laser Projector has built-in speakers which are loud enough but the sound quality is not suitable for a full-length movie playback. The quality of the sound is not up to the mark but it is not that bad either. The down point of this projector in the sound department is that it has no audio output so you can not use external speakers for a good quality external audio, however, it has Bluetooth support so you can use Bluetooth external speakers.
The device has a 4,200 mah battery which is pretty small for a projector. The battery can last up to two hours on wireless use and a little more than that when used with HDMI. If you are watching a movie then you should plug it into the AC power outlet so the battery won’t run out.
The Laser is said to be eye safe and non-hazard. The projector is approved and registered by FDA for using class 1 laser. The device has two ports, a micro USB port which only supports charging and an HDMI port. It has only one button for all operations like turning on or off the device, controlling volume and switching the projector mode. The company will update its firmware from time to time to fix any bugs or issues and to maintain compatibility with new devices.
The UO Smart Beam Laser Projector is an affordable projector if you wanna enjoy playbacks without breaking your bank. It provides pretty good functionality considering its size and price point. However, if you are looking for a super bright high-resolution projector then this is not the deal for you.