Cinemood may be a $300 ultra-portable, lithium-ion-powered projector during a lightweight (8oz) form factor roughly the dimensions of a Rubik’s Cube. It’s an Android device with no video input that projects from factory pre-loaded videos or onboard streaming apps like Netflix or YouTube at 640×360—and it isn’t a short-throw projector, either. In our testing, Cinemood needed a 12-foot throw distance to display a rather washed-out image about the dimensions of a 65-inch television receiver.
In order to avoid burying the lede, you would possibly also know up front, we don’t recommend this device at this price—but we do have some good alternatives for you at the top of the review if you’re within the marketplace for a comparatively cheap and portable projector.
What’s within the box?
A micro-to-USB cable with wall charger
A rubber represent holding the projector steady
A manual with 6 pages of English instructions
3 in x 3 in x 3 in
Internal, rechargeable, non-replaceable battery with up to five hours of battery life
3.5mm audio support
16 GB of internal memory, though only 6.8 GB are free out of the box
2.4 GHz WIFI and Bluetooth 4.0 support
Support for a spread of audio, video, and image formats
Screen mirroring (iOS only)
Design and features
Do you remember EVE, the lovable little robot that WALL-E met? The PMT quite jogs my memory of her: small, white, and minimalist. It’s a slick-looking little gadget.
Installation and setup
The PMT comes charged, but my unit was only about 30% charged, therefore the initiative was to charge it up with the wall charger and USB cable, which I plugged into the micro-USB port. When it’s charging, a touch LED on the side turns red; when finished, it turns green. The manual notes that I should only charge the PMT while it’s off, so once the battery is drained, I won’t be ready to use the projector until I charge it again. the primary time I started the projector, it asked if I wanted English or Russian.
When the entire family wants to observe a movie or see the large game together, we gather round the large screen TV within the front room . once I want to catch a Dota match on Twitch or see the newest Dude Perfect video on YouTube, i exploit my iPad. Is there room in our family for a gadget that matches somewhere in between these extremes? it might got to combine the take-it-anywhere convenience of an iPad with the screen-is-large-enough-for-two of a TV. CINEMOOD’s Portable movies (PMT) wants to be this gadget!