Review: iCODIS CB-100W Mobile Projector

Review of: iCODIS CB100W
Mini Projector:
Hannah Gregorio

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Rating:
4
On November 24, 2016
Last modified:November 24, 2016

Summary:

Great on-the-go mini projector that provides decent image and connectivity options for a welcoming price. It's small and light. WIFI & battery operation a huge plus. Wish it had higher resolution, but good enough for standard viewing.

Whenever you hear the word “portable,” the last gadget that comes to mind is a projector. After all, we know standard projectors as big, and heavy to carry around devices that require use of cables to establish connection to your laptop or personal computer.

But with the latest technology, gone are the days of bulky projectors. You can now have your own projector that is lightweight, portable and connects wirelessly to your handheld device. That’s right; a projector that has the capabilities of its larger counterparts but smaller, easy to use and convenient to bring.

Meet the iCODIS CB-100W mobile projector. Whether you might be out camping or stargazing, it is your ultimate personal companion for on-the-go-viewing of your favourite movies and television series. Why? This is because it won’t add drastic weight to your baggage. As a matter of fact, it is only weighs 3.5oz or a little over two pounds – that’s lighter than your iPhone or Android phone!

The Bucket-Like Design

iCODIS CB-100W Mobile Projector ReviewWhilst most of its competitors are available in awkward designs, the CB-100W model boasts a sports action camera cube shape, making it easier to fit it inside your bag or pockets.

In fact, it is available in an outstanding 1.7 inches size. That’s almost the same size of a AA battery.

Its overall design is like a bucket. The only difference is it in a cube shape and comes with a rubberized strap that serves as lens protector too. The top portion of this projector you will find its intuitive control buttons. You will find its Power Button at upper left side, the Return Button at the upper right, and the OK button at the center. You will also find four navigation arrows on top.

iCODIS CB-100W Mobile ProjectorAt the back, you will find its micro USB cable port and
3.5mm headphone jack. The sides feature the micro USB card slot, focus wheel adjustment and speaker. You will find its other speaker at the other side. Up front, of course, you will find its lens.

With its small size, you would think that its maker, iCODIS, would sacrifice your viewing pleasure but surprisingly they haven’t. It can produce a maximum of 640 x 480 resolution, giving clarity and crispness even for outdoor viewing. How about the size of its display output? Again, it was unexpected that this ultra-small projector can manage to produce 120 inches of video. Even when you position this projector at certain distances from the wall or screen, you will be delighted that it can still provide you with accurate colors. It is equipped 80 ANSI lumens bulb ensures the vibrancy of the display.

Battery and Usage

So how long does it take to set-up this tiny device? As short as 10 seconds – believe it or not. You don’t even need internet connection for it to work. Simply turn it on, connect your mobile device, and you can now enjoy your favourite movie. No need to use annoying cables. What if your phone ran out of battery? Don’t fret! If you have your videos in an 8GB micro SD card, you can insert it to the projector’s micro SD port. You will find the slot at the left part of the projector. This projector has two built-in speakers so you can enjoy playing music. There is a headphone jack at the back if you want to personalize your experience.

Surprisingly, the battery life is not disappointing as well. This projector is equipped with a built-in rechargeable 1800mAh, allowing you to enjoy screen time of up to 1.5 hours per charge.

iCODIS CB-100W Package ContentsWhat’s In the Box?

There is no need to purchase accessories for this iCODIS CB-100 mobile projector because everything that you need to immediately enjoy cinematic viewing is already in its box.

You will find the projector, charger, manual and USB cable. You don’t even need to purchase tripod, camera mount, and SD card because it already comes in the package.

Universal adapter is also available.

The verdict

Cinema viewing doesn’t have to be limited. On the go projectors like the iCODIS CB-100W Mobile Projector provides movie lovers to enjoy films and television series in one pocket size device. Even though it is small, don’t be fooled. It can provide clear and crisp pictures, has a commendable battery life and on top of it, you get free accessories. Take it with you when you hike, camp, or go to park, and never have a dull moment ever again!

The complete specifications 
If you want to review the specifications of this mini portable projector, you can find the manufacturer’s published specifications below:

  • Display: 80ANSI lumens, DLP display
  • 
Maximum Projection: 120 inches
  • 
Resolution: 640×480 (VGA)
  • Battery: 1,800mAh battery
  • 
Speaker: Dual 
Size: 1.7 inches
  • Weight: 110g
  • WI-FI: 2.5GHz, 5GHz (2T2R)
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Other Connectivity: DLNA, supports USB OTG, SD card, Miracast, Airplay screen mirroring.

Hannah GregorioReview written by: Hannah Gregorio

Hannah Gregorio holds a B.A. Journalism degree from the Manila Times College. She has been working as a content writer for more than 5 years, specializing in technology, lifestyle, digital marketing, and automotive.

Great on-the-go mini projector that provides decent image and connectivity options for a welcoming price. It's small and light. WIFI & battery operation a huge plus. Wish it had higher resolution, but good enough for standard viewing.

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