Optoma PK120 Pico Projector Review
The Optoma Pico PK120 projector is one of the cheapest pico projectors you can get today. It offers a tiny size combined with a bright vibrant picture, ideal for sharing videos and images from your laptop, phone, or Micro SD card. The projector is highly portable and is about the same size as a phone ideal for carrying round with you. Projector is provided by PurelyGadgets.
What’s in the Box?
Everything that you need for setup is in the box, namely, a VGA connector, Component connector as well as a power supply for charging and also the instructions manuals and a spare plate to go on top of the projector, as to change the look of it.
The design is good but not great, it offers a light shell with a metallic highlight in the middle. Also included is a tripod mount great for keeping the projector stable during long periods. The design is also passively cooled, meaning no noisy fans which can detract from the experience. It includes a headphone jack, DC input, Micro USB input and an IO input.
On the top there is an array of buttons used to navigate around the device, all are easy to figure out and its really nice interface also is a positive.
The resolution is quite poor, around 640*320, which is OK for photos, but anything shown off of your computer looks a little bit rubbish. After all it’s not the world best projector, what it does offer are vibrant colours and a reasonable brightness for the price ideal for sharing pictures or movies with your friends on the move. In fact this is the ideal tool for road tripping, showing the pictures you took that day, and it charges using Micro-USB like every single mobile phone, bar the iPhone.
The projector lasts around 1.5hours on battery, while not great is not the bad considering most projectors require a power supply. You could just about watch a feature length movie on this but it would be a squeeze, we would advise being close to the mains or taking an external battery.
The projector can deal with almost every document, picture, or video file available, which definitely improves your experience, but because of the VGA cable, your not really limited at all. Of course file compatibility is important but most of teh time you’ll just be projecting directly from an output not from a file.
The projector has 2GB of storage built in, plenty for the odd PowerPoint and a few picture albums. However if you want to store movies on it, then it is worth investing in a larger Micro SD card to expand the projectors storage, up to potentially 64GB, enough for any media device. But unless you plan on storing everything on the projector itself, it is not that vital to have more than 2GB built in.
This is ideal for a starter pico projector, its not the best on the market by a long way, but its not the worst either, in fact this pico projector is great value for money, for just over £100 you can get share pictures movies and files with your friends almost anywhere. The only downside we can see is the resolution but until you invest serious amounts of money this will not be improved.
Overall we would recommend this projector for travel and mobile use, but not at home, as there are much better full size projectors on the market for a similar price. However its amazing mobility definitely makes this product stand out.
- Good value for money
- Highly portable
- Most of the things you need come with the projector
- Resolution not the best
- Battery life, could be improved.