Review: Eyeclops Mini Projector

Review of: Eyeclops
Mini Projector:
Jakks Pacific

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On November 5, 2011
Last modified:April 17, 2015

Summary:

The Eyeclops is a mini projector aimed at a younger demographic, but that doesn't mean it's a toy. If you're looking to set the kids up with a cool cinema like experience in the home, then don't look past this awesome looking projector.

You probably won’t find the Eyeclops Mini Projector in the electronics section of most department stores because this is actually marketed as an (albeit advanced) electronic toy by maker Jakks Pacific.

It’s quite interesting that it’s marketed as a toy because this is actually quite a serious mini projector as well and if you’re after a great little home unit, then this is definitely worth your consideration.

Mini Projector Features

EyeClops Mini Projector Obviously because this is pitched towards a younger audience you wouldn’t expect it to be a serious contender for business scenarios and we’d agree on that point. It’s missing some of the desired connectivity options for serious business use.

That said, as far as the technology goes behind the actual projection, we are quite impressed with the specs.

You can easily project images up to 60″ (about 1.5 meters) in dimension which is very usable for situations such as watching movies, slideshows, or even playing games as advertised on the pack.

EyeClops Mini Projector It uses a Super LED as the main projection light source which mean you won’t be replacing any bulbs.

There is a battery option available, and the 4D sized batteries actually go inside the base/stand. So you when mounting the projector on the base you can take it on the go without the AC power adapter. Very handy if you want entertainment for the kids on the go, or you’re going camping and want to watch a movie with the family.

The EyeClops Mini Projector works well with video games, movies, and slideshows. You can even use multimedia players including iPod and iPhone digital devices if you have the optional RCA to iPhone connector (see below).

I especially liked that Jakks have thought about their younger target audience and made the case heat resistant so you can rest assured when you’re leaving the kids alone with it.

EyeClops Mini Projector

What comes in the box?

  • Eyeclops Mini Projector
  • Projection stand/battery pack
  • Swivel arm
  • A/C power adaptor
  • Instruction manual

A great optional extra to think about purchasing would be a RCA to iPod/iPhone connection. You can pick these up pretty cheap (around $30USD) from Amazon like this one from Skiva that even supports later generation devices like Ipad2 and newer iPhones.

Where to buy

You can pick up the EyeClops Mini Projector from Amazon at quite a reasonable price (expect to pay between $60 and $100 depending on where you shop). I like Amazon because you can also grab any of the accessories you need like the iPod adapter above.

Extras

Check out this great video review, which actually shows the projector in action. If you’re thinking about buying this projector it’s worth a watch.

The Eyeclops is a mini projector aimed at a younger demographic, but that doesn't mean it's a toy. If you're looking to set the kids up with a cool cinema like experience in the home, then don't look past this awesome looking projector.

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