- >1 Specs
- >2 The Good
- >3 The Not So Good
- >4 Design and hardware
- >5 Projection and battery
- >6 Software
- >7 Conclusion
Last year, mobile accessory company Anker released its first portable projector, the Nebula Mars. It was roughly the size of a lunch box, with powerful JBL speakers, great video quality, and Android built-in. The hardware was great, but the ancient version of Android (4.4.4, to be precise), lack of Play Store support, and high price made the product hard to recommend.
Not long after, Anker announced a smaller version, called the Nebula Capsule. It's roughly the size of a soda can, and works as both a projector and a Bluetooth speaker. It's almost certainly the best portable projector you can buy, but it commands a high price.
|Projection image size||Up to 20-100 inches|
|Projection brightness||500 Standard Lumens (100 ANSI Lumens)|
|Lamp life||30,000 hours|
|Storage||8GB (with USB-OTG support)|
|Dimensions||67.8 x 119.8 mm (2.67 x 4.72 in)|
|Design||It feels well-built, and is small enough to take anywhere.|
|Battery||The Capsule should last around four hours on a single charge, or 30 hours in Bluetooth speaker mode.|
|Software||It runs Android 7.1 Nougat, so you can run plenty of apps.|
|Brightness||This is a problem with all pico projectors, but the Capsule isn't very bright.|
|Software||No Google Play Store, and most apps don't have a TV interface.|
|Cost||$349 is a lot for a portable projector, even one as good as the Capsule.|
Design and hardware
As mentioned above, the Nebula Capsule is roughly the size and shape of a 12 fl oz soda can. Like the Mars, it feels very well-built. The top has a series of controls, including power, volume up/down, and the switch for speaker mode. On the side is the focus dial, and on the front is the projector lens. The bottom has a tripod screw mount.
Source : https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/14/anker-nebula-capsule-review-best-portable-projector-will-cost-you/