Here’s an interesting projector that will really make your humble iPhone or iPod Touch engaging.
The Bijela iPhone Projector is a new offering out of China and it’s not a bad little unit. Sometimes these new brand mini projectors can be a bit, well, let’s say “crappy”.
But, Bijela is bucking that trend by paying close attention to the features they’ve included in this little projector.
Bijela Iphone Projector Features Overview
Features-wise the Bijela iPhone projector is keeping pace with more popular models from well-known brands like Optoma, AAXA and others.
It has a brightness rating of 40 ANSI lumens which is low compared to high end models, but for similarly priced projectors, it’s quite comparable. It also has a contrast ratio of 200:1 which is pretty good.
The resolution of the image is 640 x 240 and can be scaled in either a 4:3 ratio or a 16:9 ratio.
There is a couple of input options, you can run the projector with a number of devices like DVD players, camcorders, etc by using the included AV cable.
Or, you can use the in-built 30-pin connector on the top of the unit to connect your iPhone or iPod Touch. This is not unlike the awesome BenQ Joybee which we reviewed recently.
It comes with a remote control and one other added benefit of coming out of China is that the language interface is in both Chinese and English. We also liked the fact that the unit comes with a lens cap which is often omitted even on more expensive up-market projectors.
Bijela Mini Projector Technology Overview
It’s a bit hard to say what kind of technology is driving the Bijela mini projector as the company website was down at the time of writing this review. The Amazon page says it’s using Monolithic LCD technology which doesn’t really make sense because that was something Sony used in their marketing campaigns a couple years back.
We can say for sure that the Bijela is using an LED light source and is most likely using some variant of DLP. The light source is rated for over 20,000 hours lifetime.
It’s got a pretty good lens on it allowing you to project up to 1.2m (~47 inches) away at a size of 60 inches (~1.52m).
Coming from China it seems they’re aware this projector will be for a worldwide audience and as such they have made the power input take anything from 110v to 240v which is great for me because I’m in Australia (we have 240v).
What’s in the box?
- Bijela iPhone Projector
- AV Cable
- Power Cord with US plug
- User Manual
- Remote Control
- Lens Cap