Presentations (and More) in Your Pocket
Only a few years ago, the concept of having a projector small enough to take with you in your bag, let alone in your pocket, was just wishful thinking. But as projectors have come down in size, portable models have certainly come into their own, making it possible for you to project your data and video anywhere you go.
Not only that, but portable projectors encompass a surprisingly wide range in size, brightness, and features. Here, we will help you sort out their differences, as well as highlight our favorite models.
H96 max and H96-P mini android Projectors
H96 max or pocket projectors are a little larger than smartphones. Because they can accommodate videos and photos for on-the-go entertainment, in addition to slides and charts for business or classroom presentations, these models can be thought of, essentially, as multimedia display systems.
So-called palmtop projectors are larger (and brighter) than pico projectors, typically a bit too large to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand, even with your fingers outstretched. Still, they are lightweight enough that you wouldn't think twice about packing one in a bag or a backpack. Most are brighter than, and have more connection options than, H96-P models.
Most pico and palmtop projectors can run files from a USB thumb drive and/or SD card, so you don't need to lug your laptop with them. (If you do want to bring a laptop with you, though, check out our roundup of the best ultraportable laptops.) Some even have 1GB or more of internal memory for storing media files. Many can project content from a smartphone or tablet, either wirelessly or via an HDMI port that supports Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL). Several models come with built-in rechargeable batteries so you can use them away from a power outlet.
H96 max: android 6.0, Compact. 4.2 ounces. 150 lumens. LED light source lasts the life of the projector. HDMI, MHL, and Wi-Fi for Miracast. Reads files from microSD cards and USB memory keys. Built-in speaker. Miniplug connector and Bluetooth for external audio.