This is my review of the Lumafire M200 Personal Projector. I first saw this projector and many others when I attended the Gadget Show Live event earlier this year. On the stand Personal Projectors had a very wide range of portable devices on display. To see the whole range they offer you can visit their site from this link.
One unique thing I have just found out about this projector is that this is a British brand, which I am sure you will all agree that's a rare thing in today's electronic market.
The projector is very lightweight, and small to carry around, it weighs around 500g, the power supply that is supplied with the device is also very small. They have made this as portable as they can without comprising quality. The actual size of the projector is around 5 inches square.
The main technical specifications of the device are:
- Superior XGA Resolution (1024 * 768 Resolution)
- 100 Lumens
- Enhanced Colour Technology
- USB, SD, VGA & HDMI Connections
- Onboard Speakers & Audio Out
- Case, Remote Control & Tripod Included
- 20,000 hr LED Lifespan
- Keystone correction
- Actual Dimensions: 13 x 12.7 x 4.9 cm (5.1 x 5 x 1.9 inches)
I found this very useful to use with my small netbook, this way I could work on the netbook, but then see it on the wall. This was brilliant when connecting my small flip hd camera up so I could show the grandparents the footage from the school fete where my daughter was dancing.
In this photo we had the projector about 12 feet from the wall, the screen was around 175cm across, the picture was still clear, it could of been sharper if the wall would of been white as opposed to the cream that it was.
I have a couple of minor negative points, the silver dial around the lens does not move, it’s not how you focus the display, this is done with the dial on the top, so I feel rather than put the plastic cover there the lens could of sat flush inside the device. Also I did not like the stand that comes with the device, I felt you could have much better support, personally I always used the gorilla pod when using the projector.
This could be used for both business and personal use. This is highly portable, because of its size it would be easy to carry this around between presentations. Supplied with the projector is a remote control, tripod, composite AV lead, VGA lead for laptops, pretty much everything you need straight away once you have purchased the product. One final point to note is that the projector is very quiet when running, the fan noise really is kept to a minimum.
The cost of the projector is £333 (£399 including VAT).
I am always looking at ways to improve, and so I am always interested in feedback so feel free to add any comments here