Back when I lived in a college dorm room, a guy down the hall from me had a projector he hooked up to his Xbox. I saw a lot of students with a lot of dorm setups — including expensive TVs — but nothing could beat playing Halo on an entire wall. Ever since then I’ve been curious about whether or not a projector was really something worth looking into. Fast forward to the present where I’ve been testing out the BlitzWolf BW-MP1 Mini WiFi projector and I’ve definitely started to form some conclusions.
As always lets do a quick feature rundown before I get into what I like and don’t like about this device.
This is a wireless projector which means you can Airplay content from an iPhone or iPad, for instance, and the screen size gets as large as 130”: that’s more than twice as large as a 60” TV!
Unfortunately, this projector only has a resolution of 1080P HD, but for just $99 I can manage to forgive it — especially for making my gaming on the wall dreams come true. Plus, most 4K projectors cost well over $2,000, so…
One nice feature is just the size: it’s pretty small and is about as wide as a person’s hand. So if you’re not a fan of clunky hardware sitting around in your living room, that’s something to appreciate.
Now this projector is rated to last for 20,000 hours, has a contrast ratio of 800:1 and can display 16 million colors. But if you know anything about projectors you know that the number of Lumens lets you know how bright a projectors picture can get and this projector is rated at 1,200 Lumens. That’s actually not super bright in the projector world since anything under 2,500 Lumens means you can’t have more than a little ambient light in the room with you if you want to have a hope of seeing anything. So this projector really needs to be used in a pretty dark room and won’t work too well during the day in rooms with windows.
There’s also a Keystone correction slider to help you line up the picture angle on your wall, a headphone jack, an AV in, an HDMI port, a USB port, an SD port and finally, a VGA port (but please promise me you won’t use that).
So for me, I thought the ...