In the world of mobile projectors, it seems every manufacturer is focusing on making their units more portable. This is great for those who really prioritize mobility, but size cut-downs do come linked with sacrifices. I have yet to see a mobile projector with good sound, for example; and lackluster battery life is another factor to consider.
Enter the Dashbon Flicks, a projector that might finally meet a hardcore road warrior’s standards. It is pretty large at 5.31 x 11.77 x 6.52 inches, so you can’t exactly throw this in a purse, but a backpack will probably work.
There’s a built in RGB LED-lit widescreen projection display in there, featuring Texas Instruments DLP technology. It has a 1280×800 resolution and 10000:1 contrast ratio. And a 100-inch projection can be achieved at only 8.4 feet.
Dashbon also managed to throw in two large, full-range speakers, as we as a subwoofer, making for what could be the best-sounding mobile projector in the market. Of course, this also means the unit can be a great standalone wireless speaker. It does feature Bluetooth 4.0 technology and can wirelessly connect to any compatible handset up to 33 feet away.
As for other ports, this speaker has anything any projector could need. You can take advantage of HDMI, microUSB, USB, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a power port. Oh, and that full-sized USB port is for charging other devices, like smartphones and tablets. It pretty much doubles as a massive portable battery.
Now, let’s talk about the most important factors: battery life and pricing. This may be one of the best mobile projectors around, but it’s also certainly not the cheapest. There are two models, one has a 140 Wh battery and costs $599, while the beefier 280 Wh unit goes for $699.
The smaller battery model offers 4 hours of projection or 28 hours of Bluetooth playback. Meanwhile, the 280 Wh iteration will keep you entertained for days with 8 hours of video or a whopping 56 hours of Bluetooth sound.
It is looking like a very tempting option, right? Are any of you signing up?