Anker, better known for its affordable smartphone accessories, has recently branched out in the manufacture of mini projectors under the brand Nebula.
The company has just launched a new crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo to receive funding for its new mini projector called the Nebula Capsule. This is a portable projector of small size, similar to a soda can, that you can take anywhere with you to make projections, and you can even use it as a portable Bluetooth speaker too.
This pico projector is capable of producing an image of up to 100 inches with a brightness of 100 lumens. However, the projector does not work in 4K or Full HD as the native resolution is only 854 x 480 pixels. Though this is definitely not ideal for watching a high-quality video, it can make for an enjoyable experience if you do not mind the image being a little fuzzy or if you are watching an old movie, now available in high resolution. At 100 lumens of brightness, it will probably not work quite well during the day, but should be well enough for you to enjoy a quality projection in a dark room.
We will note again: the Nebula Capsule projector is supposedly no bigger than a soda can. The projector measures only 4.72 by 2.7 inches.
Mini projector for watching an entire feature film
However, according to the manufacturer, the Nebula Capsule is capable of not just projecting images: a 360-degree Bluetooth 4.0 speaker, which has 5 watts of power, is installed as well.
For its part, Anker says that the Nebula Capsule will support different streaming video services, including Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, HBO, Spotify, Amazon Prime Video. It will also be compatible with AirPlay and Miracast. Thanks to the HDMI and USB port you can also plug in a Google Chromecast.
Users can enjoy up to 2.5 hours of continuous video playback thanks to its internal 5200mAh battery, which also supports Quick Charge 2.0 technology for quick charging via a micro USB cable. With this technology, it can charge the battery up to 70 percent in one hour. The runtime can be extended with power banks. Moreover, Nebula Capsule is even capable of exceeding 40 hours of continuous use in case you’re using it only as Bluetooth speaker for the reproduction of music.
Android 7.0 Nougat runs as an operating system, so you can install your apps on the 8 GB internal memory storage. There is also the possibility to connect many different devices with the mini projector. Nebula Capsule offers multiple wireless connectivity options, including Chromecast, AirPlay and Miracast technologies, which adds to the Bluetooth connectivity, as well as its own HDMI 1.4 port. For example, you can connect the projector to your smartphone via WLAN, a memory stick via the USB port or a game console via HDMI cable.
You can find out more details about this cool mini projector on the website of the said crowdfunding campaign. The small projector will be for sale at a retail of $ 349, but you can now preorder a black or red version for $249 on the campaign site. Its delivery is planned for December 2017.