Review: AAXA M2 Mini Projector

Review of: AAXA M2
Mini Projector:
AAXA
Version:
M2

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On May 30, 2012
Last modified:September 29, 2014

Summary:

The AAXA M2 has a great range of features. AAXA has introduced a lot of new features into this projector including onboard memory, playback from SD cards and USB and much more. If you're looking for a mini projector for the home, or even to take on the road, the AAXA M2 is a great all-rounder.

The AAXA M2 Mini Projector is one of the newest and sleekest looking mini projectors in AAXA’s line up.

For those that don’t remember, not too long ago we reviewed the AAXA P1 Jr and were pretty impressed by it, but this mini projector is something else all together (and we mean that in a good way!).

Like many of the M2’s siblings put out by AAXA the focus on the M2 mini projector has been it’s range of features and, perhaps even more so, exceptionally vivid imagery. The colors on this M2 model are a significant improvement over it’s predecessor, the M1, by all reports.

Let’s get stuck into the feature list…

Mini Projector Features

AAXA M2 Mini ProjectorLet’s look at the image quality first up.

Boasting a hefty 110 Lumen LED driven lighting engine you would expect that the image quality is pretty darn good. And it is.

It has a high native XVGA (1024×768) resolution and gets its amazing picture quality from RGB LEDs, which for the uninitiated is three color (Red, Green, Blue) LEDs. This helps the AAXA M2 deliver some very crispy text and deep colors.

Expect to get a nice 100″ (~254cm) image, which would look damn sexy on a nice portable projector screen.

As far as inputs go, the unit comes with HDMI, VGA, Composite, and standard A/V so there’s no need to worry if your device will connect. You can even get extra cables for iPods, iPhones, iPads, PSP, Zune, Nokia, Samsung, and more.

AAXA M2 Mini Projector My personal favourite input feature: a whopping 1GB of onboard memory. 1GB on board not enough for you? Feel free to plug in up to 16GB via SD card or a USB drive.

Sound isn’t too bad, although we found the fan to be a little on the noisy side reaching up to 30db.

Though you can counteract that noisy fan with stereo speaker output which actually isn’t too bad for a mini projector.

And guess what else it has on the sound front? A headphone jack, eureka! Forgive our excitement, but this is one of those small features that usually doesn’t make it into these mini projectors and is sorely missed. Much kudos and respect to AAXA for putting it in.

The unit is small enough to fit in your hand, so finding a spot for it shouldn’t be too hard. It weights around a pound (~450g) and also comes with an infrared remote.

Mini Projector Technology

As mentioned earlier, the AAXA M2 utilizes LED lighting technology. It’s LCoS driven LED light system with Vibrant Color technology pumps out a respectable 110 lumens. Contrast ratio up to 2000:1 which is great for a unit this size.

Check out this graph of the range of color we found on AAXA’s website. It’s surprising that mini projectors like the M2 have so quickly overtaken standard LAMP projectors.

AAXA M2 LED Color Range

What’s in the box?

  • The AAXA M2 Mini Projector
  • Infrared Remote Control
  • Power Adapter
  • Tripod
  • Composite A/V cable
  • VGA video cable
  • USB Data Cable

We couldn’t find the optional accessories on Amazon so you’ll need to visit AAXA’s site for those. Click here to view the AAXA M2 Mini Projector on Amazon.

Video Demonstration of the AAXA M2 Mini Projector

Conclusion

Overall we think this unit is pretty good. It has a fantastic range of features and it’s great to see that the race to make the ultimate mini projector is really stepping up a gear.

AAXA have done a fantastic job on the M2, we highly recommend picking one up if you’re on the lookout for a mini projector.

The AAXA M2 has a great range of features. AAXA has introduced a lot of new features into this projector including onboard memory, playback from SD cards and USB and much more. If you're looking for a mini projector for the home, or even to take on the road, the AAXA M2 is a great all-rounder.

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