AAXA have long been a category leader being one of the earliest companies to forge headlong into putting out mini projectors of high quality.
The AAXA P3 pico pocket projector is no exception. It has received a mighty upgrade, especially in it’s lighting technology, from it’s predecessor the AAXA P1 Jr which we reviewed not long ago.
Read on to find out what makes the AAXA P3 so much better than the previous AAXA models.
Mini Projector Features
The AAXA P3 is one of those projectors that we can truly call “handheld”. As you can see from the picture, it’s roughly the size of an iPhone and can easily slip into your pocket, thus earning it’s name “pocket projector”.
It’s physical size comes in at 4.6″ x 2.6″ x 1.2″ (~ 11.7 x 6.6cm x 3cm) and weighs just 0.8 pounds (~ 360 grams).
With a native widescreen resolution of 1024 x 600 it’s claims to being category leading aren’t far off. While it’s lumen rating of 50 ANSI lumens isn’t the best in town, it’s fairly respectable and in the proper lighting conditions will do much better than some models costing $100+ more.
One of the cool options for connectivity which you don’t normally see on these really little projectors is a full sized HDMI port which means it’s super easy to connect to DVD players, Bluray, Laptops, Camcorders, smartphones and loads more.
There is an onboard 1W speaker, but because the sound quality isn’t going to be great AAXA have included a headphone jack which makes it great for hooking up a couple of powered speakers or chucking on your favourite pair of Sennheisers.
Other connectivity options include full-sized HDMI port, VGA harness, composite AV, and Mini-USB thumb drives.
The Lithium Ion battery delivers a full 65 minutes on a single charge which is pretty good for the size of the unit.
The onboard software is a treat as well. You can play full HD 720p videos, pictures, music, and text files all direct from the unit via the USB port. So plug in your USB stick and coupled with the battery it’s completely untethered.
The unit also comes with a tripod which is nice because with a mini projector this light you’ll often find it’s hard to stabilise it without one as the cables are often heavier than the unit itself.
Mini Projector Technology
This delivers your 50 ANSI lumens (or 35 ANSI lumens when using the battery) with a lifetime of 15,000+ hours. It has a 1000:1 contrast ratio which is on par with some of the larger mini projectors.
What’s in the box?
- The AAXA P3 Mini Projector
- Composite AV Cable
- Wall Charger
- Remote Control
- VGA cable
- Mini USB to Female USB adapter