The SHOWWX+ HDMI, Optoma PK301 and ASUS P1 are small portable projectors the size of an iPhone (the Optoma slightly larger) that can project presentations, films, video, streaming, photos and much more in high resolution. The ASUS P1 is the only projector featured on this website that does not have iPad compatibility. These projectors are plug & play and require no set up at all – specifications and connectivity vary so please view the table below for clarification.
Released: July 2011
Released: March 2010
Released: February 2012
The projectors above are available to order in the USA and Canada.
Two out of the three projectors above feature HDMI compatibility and most modern devices will have an HDMI port. For the ASUS P1, the VGA compatibility does provide a flexible solution for displaying content. Both the Optoma PK301 and SHOWWX+ HDMI are compatible with the iPad, making them an ideal candidate for mobile movies and presentations.
Both the Optoma PK301 and SHOWWX+ will run on battery. A full charge will last for two hours – enough time for a movie or presentation. The ASUS P1 does not run on battery; so instead the ASUS P1 needs to be plugged into the mains while displaying content. The ASUS P1 sits between being a super-mobile iPad compatible projector and stand alone one.
While these gadgets are hi-tech, they’re by no means technical. Each projector works as a simple ‘plug & play’ device; simply connect your projector to an iPad or computer straight out of the box and it will start working within seconds. More advanced users can tweak the projector’s settings, however beginners will have no trouble using these at all.