EPSON RELEASES FUN-SIZED PORTABLE LASER PROJECTOR
There's no denying the fun of having a few mates over to watch the grand final on the big screen, beverages in-hand and BBQ sizzling away in the background.
One of the biggest challenges facing such adventures, however, is getting a bright enough picture during the day.
While options abound online from manufacturers you've likely never heard of, it is a case of getting what you pay for. Many offerings are just not bright enough, even if the specs do claim ridiculous brightness levels.
This may all be set to change with the release of Epson's EF-100W and EF-100B portable projectors.
At 23cm long and 2.7kg, the EF-100 is not only portable but able to be placed and project in virtually any direction. Due to its laser light source and three-chip LCD design, the EF-100W is said to provide bright, vibrant images of up to 150” without the need to draw curtains.
Set up is also swift and straightforward thanks to the onscreen welcome guide. The EF-100 offers auto keystone adjust (V +/- 45°), which can be accessed with the welcome guide directly from the remote.
Content from smartphones, tablets, laptops, DVD players and game consoles can be accessed via the EF-100's HDMI input. Likewise, streaming devices such as Amazon's Fire TV and Google Chromecast are also supported with a rear-facing USB input.
The EF-100's internal speakers are rated at 5 watts, with dedicated sound modes for differing types of content. Bluetooth connectivity is also supported, allowing the projector to be connected to a soundbar (which would be our recommendation) or headphones via the headphone jack.
Both models, which are identical apart from the finish, offer a contrast ratio of 2,500,000:1 (dynamic contrast) and WXGA resolution. Available in either white (EF-100W) with silver accents, or black (EF-100B) with copper edging, both sport a leather-like finish and rounded corners.
The EF-100W and EF-100B are both available now from retailers or directly from http://www.epson.com.au/projectors for $1,699 RRP.
For more information, visit Epson.
As the owner of Adelaide based ‘Clarity Audio & Video Calibration’, Tony is a certified ISF Calibrator. Tony is an accomplished Audio-Visual reviewer specialising in theatre and visual products.