Anker NEBULA Capsule Max Mini Projector, Pint-Sized Wi-Fi Portable Projector, 200 ANSI Lumen, Native 720p HD, 8W Speaker, Movie Projector, 100 Inch Picture, 4-Hour Video Playtime, Home Entertainment
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Android TV 9.0: Unleash a universe of entertainment possibilities with Android TV. Personalize your Capsule II mini projector with over 5,000 apps, including YouTube, Hulu, Twitch, and more. And certain apps on the Capsule Max’s software such as Plex or Hulu had a gauzy overlay on the picture. Volts is similar to height of a waterfall making water fall down faster, current is similar to width of a waterfall.
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What Hi-Fi?, founded in 1976, is the world's leading independent guide to buying and owning hi-fi and home entertainment products. Our comprehensive tests help you buy the very best for your money, with our advice sections giving you step-by-step information on how to get even more from your music and movies. Everything is tested by our dedicated team of in-house reviewers in our custom-built test rooms in London, Reading and Bath. Our coveted five-star rating and Awards are recognised all over the world as the ultimate seal of approval, so you can buy with absolute confidence.Capsule is equipped with an omnidirectional speaker, pumping out quality sound to hear every footstep and whisper from your favorite movie. The Maximum Android Experience: The Capsule Max offers better memory and computing power by having 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM working hand-in-hand with its Octacore Processor. Additionally, Android TV is a limited-service further throttled by Chromecast-style screen mirroring compared to the full Android 8.1 experience offered by the Max. Furthermore, Chromecast doesn’t support Netflix content. The projector loads up a customer menu, one that gives you access to your multimedia apps such as Netflix or Plex. It also has screen casting support for both Android and Apple devices, although Anker do warn:
Nebula UK | Capsule Max | Mini Portable Movie Projector
You really do need a dark setting to get a bright picture though. Trying this in daylight or with curtains drawn in the daytime, will definitely be affected by ambient light coming into the van, so don't expect the 100 ANSI lumen LED buld to give you a brilliant picture in anything less than darkness. A recent screening of the World War I movie ‘1917’ is a good example. During the movie, you could hear the faint buzzing from flies circling a dead horse blending seamlessly with footsteps and dialogue. I would expect that kind of audio from a theater grade setup.The contrast ratio is how well your projector manages light and dark images on-screen, highlighting the difference between shadows and bright lights together so you get that sharpness in your shows. You want this ratio to be as wide as possible so you don’t lose clarity if you move it out of a dark room. The quality of the lamp will affect the contrast ratio, and in most cases, it will be fine to enjoy movies outdoors in everything but direct sunlight or perhaps an evening movie as the sun fades.
Anker Nebula Capsule II review | What Hi-Fi?
The lamp offers a service life of 30,000 hours, but after those it’s hard to see it being replaceable – at least easily. But to put this number in perspective, if we were to use the projector for 24 hours a day it would be roughly three and a half years of constant usage; with eight hours a day of use it would be more than ten years. I guess that’s plenty of time.
Are portable mini projectors worth it?
It takes a second to move the cursor on your MacBook when using screen mirroring and a device like the iPhone 10 often crashes and requires tedious reconnection that takes about 10 seconds, even when doing something as simple as changing the volume.