There was a time when the projectors market was flooded with ‘pico’ projectors. They were ultra-small projectors fitting in your pocket. But they were mostly about brands showcasing what they are able to do. So this trend has never really picked up. Moreover, they were completely abandoned when everyone realized the same can be implemented via regular smartphones. As for now, the portable projectors market has set new rules for the game. Any projector trying to find its place under the sun should sport a number of high-end features. To understand this better we can take a look at the best example of them, the XGIMI CC Aurora Mini. The latter has also got a price off and it can be yours for only $549.99 after applying the coupon (code: XGIMICC).
Those who are not aware of this company may think it’s a newbie. But XGIMI had a strong presence on CES 2017 introducing a couple of great projectors such as the H1 and Z4 Aurora. In this sense, the XGIMI CC Aurora Mini is portfolio enlargement. This is a wireless portable projector that gives you a no-limit theatre experience anywhere anytime. It’s ultra-lightweight of 1.5kg only. But the selling points of this 6.5-inch stylish gray cube are not limited by the appearance only.
This is not the first portable projector. We know teachers and salesmen have been carrying identical devices around for ages. Moreover, as we said there are (have been) too many products allowing you to plug them plug into your smartphone or laptop to share a big screen anywhere. It provides a 720p resolution images on screens at up to 180 inches. Such a diagonal can be achieved at 4.4 meters. Of course, the projected screen size may vary by distance. The HD image quality assessment is composed of a color gamut. This technology is adopted by many top brands including UHD TV and Apple iMac. But what’s more interesting the XGIMI CC Aurora Mini comes with up to 27 optimization technologies to deliver a dynamic picture with vivid colors. Its native resolution is 720P, but it also supports 1080P, 2K, and 4K resolutions.
The lens is equipped with an autofocus feature and has a brightness of 350 ANSI lumens. As for the former, this projector will autofocus once the projection distance has changed. It will take only 3 seconds to finish the process. However, there is a keystone correction option allowing users to use the remote control to adjust the output image when the projector is not placed perpendicular to the horizontal centerline of the screen. By the way, the wireless remote control can be used to control the volume, focus, keystone correction and even use as a cursor. But we guess, most of you will use your smartphones for this purpose. Additionally, this amazing gadget supports 3D, so you will be able to both watch and feel the movies.
Though the XGIMI CC Aurora Mini is a portable projector, it’s quite powerful inside. The device is packed with an MSTAR 6A638 Cortex-A53 dual-core 1.5GHz 64bits CPU paired with a 1GB DDR3 RAM and 16GB eMMC high-speed flash memory. Thanks to them the projector ensures high-processing capacity and good responsiveness. Of course, it runs on GMUI OS based on Android 5.1.1. Plus, it supports all the usual streaming standards such as Bluetooth, Airplay, DLNA, Miracast, and more.
Battery and Connectivity
The next selling points of the XGIMI CC Aurora Mini are the 20.000mAh battery and the multiple connectivity options. The former one provides up to 8 hours of standby time, while it’s is ideal to use with any smartphone, PC, or tablet due to its Bluetooth 4.0 and 2.4G WiFi technologies. We have mentioned its wireless connectivity options, but this projector also comes with wired connection features such as HDMI, 3.5mm jack, and USB connection. They allow users to play movies or via USB flash drive (OTG), to play Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV stick via HDMI port, to listen to a music concert with your headphone via 3.5mm jack.
How many times we have suffered from a poor picture quality and worse sound when using a projector plugged into a laptop. Not anymore! The XGIMI CC Aurora Mini comes with outstanding a JBL 40mm full-channel dual-speaker for a high-quality audio. The system is also featured with a passive bass diagram for deep sound. The fact that sound and high-res picture are out simultaneously, is what makes it exciting.
At last, the XGIMI CC Aurora Mini portable projector comes with an eco-friendly OSRAM LED illumination that leverages up to 30,000 hours lifespan. This is up to six times longer than the average lifetime of traditional projectors.
The XGIMI CC Aurora Mini can be put in on the floor and watch a music video on the wall. You can even stick it in the lounge and play a YouTube clip. Want more? Sit outside and project onto the side of the house. Its portability allows you to place it wherever you want. The wireless connectivity allows you not to depend on power. And the hardware under the hood will provide a clear HD picture and quality sound via its JBL speakers. So we can state its pros concern the size, battery, and sound.