Review: Magnasonic PP60 Pico Projector

Review of: Magnasonic PP60
Mini Projector:
Magnasonic
Version:
PP60

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3.5
On December 2, 2016
Last modified:December 2, 2016

Summary:

For its size and value for money it's hard to beat this ultra-portable offering from Magnasonic. Comes included with a large range of accessories and features.

Have you found yourself awkwardly trying to show your friends and associates media content through your smartphone? Finding it annoying you have to transfer your files through several platforms just to let people see what you have to show? Tired of lugging around projectors too cumbersome to even be called a solution? With the Magnasonic LED Pocket Pico Video Projector, big things do indeed come in small packages!

This amazing device gives you industry standard comparable projection all in the palm of your hands. Magnasonic PP60 LED Pocket Pico Video Projector boasts itself as the world’s smallest DLP projector at only 3.9 x 3.0 x 0.5 inches. Carry it by hand, put it in your bag, place it in your shirt pocket, or just however you cut it, The PP60’s size really allows for portability. It is also lightweight at just a mere .28 lbs so you don’t have to worry about excess weight when you bring this device anywhere you please. Compact and lightweight? Might as well bring this everywhere you go so you can have your own personal projection whenever and wherever it strikes your fancy.

A Solid Portability Choice

Magnasonic PP60 LED Pico ProjectorIts size and weight makes it ideal for any situation you can think of: movie nights with the family while camping, showing a hilarious video to your friends on the go, making a presentation with your officemates whenever you need to, or even as a backup when the pesky projector you own just won’t deliver. Magnasonic PP60 Pico Projector is sure to help you with any of your needs.

Don’t let its diminutive size fool you, because this device performs way better than meets the eye. It performs relatively well with its 25 lumen LED DLP light engine that is guaranteed to deliver clear projections at ideal situations, at a respectable 640 x 360 resolution and a 1100:1 contrast radio. This engine is brought to you by Texas Instruments, so you are sure to get the bang for your buck. Just as its name state, its light source is made up of LED and can last up to 20,000 hours of projection. Its current input can accept any HD video modes and will support up to 1080p. At full capacity it can project a screen 60 inches across, a wide screen indeed for our little device!

Inputs & Outputs

Magnasonic PP60 LED Pico ProjectorWait, don’t you need an HDMI port on a PC to use a projector, you ask? We say not anymore because this handy device allows for adapters and ports to match any if not all of your tech. It is virtually plug and play with any of your devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, media players and any other HDMI video players.

It does this useful cross-platform compatibility with several cables including HDMI, Micro HDMI, MHL cables and Samsung Galaxy adapters making projection as easy as can be. Just use the compatible cable for your device and connect it to the Magnasonic PP60 projector and you have instant field projection at the tip of your fingertips. No more hassle transferring your files first to a PC before you can project!

Magnasonic PP60 LED Pico ProjectorIts included MHL-HDMI input combo is guaranteed to meet most if not all the port requirements for your devices. However, it is important to note that due to hardware differences, iOS mobile device users should acquire Apple’s Digital AV adapter to make use of this projector.

Its great performance is backed up by a durable 2,100mAh/3.7V lithium polymer battery that can deliver a respectable 2-hour performance per maximum charge, enough to finish your presentation or movie-viewing. The device can be charged quite simply, through its micro-USB port you can plug to any standing devices.

The Magnasonic PP60 does come with an internal audio speaker so you can hear the sound component of your video, but given the hardware limitation, it instead allows you to make use of the 3.5mm headphone jack to connect to other sound devices/speakers to make sure your audience can hear the audio, should you choose to do so.

These amazing features are packed into a sleek package with rounded corners and a glossy black finish that makes it so stylish yet simple. Near the lens is a simple focus wheel so you can adjust the same to your liking. The interface on the device is also user-friendly and allows the user to instantly turn on or off the device by a switch and to increase or decrease the volume through the typical buttons on the side. The projector also has a peg that allows it to be placed on top of a tripod that comes with it; to make sure your device is stable and even when you’re projecting.

The great thing about the Magnasonic PP60 aside from its versatility and portability is its affordable price coming in at a substantial fraction less compared to other market projectors. Some might take note of the relatively low brightness and lumen but for its price and hardware, this product performs remarkably well. To round up its key features, Magnasonic PP60 projector is one contender for portable projectors for these reasons:

  • Small and compact, making it portable for most use
  • Platform compatibility on almost all media devices via cables and adapters
  • Great pricing for its performance [Standard price at $169.99]
  • Performs very well in video presentations and handles substantially well for text presentations

What’s In The Package?

Magnasonic PP60 LED Pico ProjectorThe following accessories are also included in the package:

  • HDMI Cable
  • Galaxy 5-pin to 11-pin Converter
  • Mini-HDMI Adapter
  • MHL Adapter
  • Protection Bag
  • Tripod
  • User’s Manual

Product technical details:

  • Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.0 x 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 0.28 lbs
  • Luminance: 25 lumens max
  • Resolution: 640 x 360
  • Battery Capacity: 2100mAh / 3.7V
  • Audio: One 1W Speakers
  • Audio Output: 3.5mm Headphone Jack

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.

For its size and value for money it's hard to beat this ultra-portable offering from Magnasonic. Comes included with a large range of accessories and features.

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