Once upon a time, the market was filled with “pico” projectors, super tiny digital projectors that you could almost put in your pocket and project on the wall without needing the best projector screens available.
Picos were more often than not about brands showing up what they could do – the trend never really picked up, and small projectors were entirely deserted when people discovered that their smartphones could do the same things, and even better. Now the portable projector market is highly niche…and that brings opportunities for products like XGIMI’s CC Aurora.
The CC Aurora is aware that it’s a small projector. It knows that it’s not a mass market device or a huge problem solver. That’s what makes it worth paying notice to, from the throwback design to the superior projector size that makes this product worth contemplation for on-the-move classes, casual backyard movie nights, and more.
First, the boxy design isn’t exactly pico: It’s tiny enough to fit in a suitcase, but definitely not your pocket. This lets the CC Aurora project a 180-inch screen at 720p resolution from quite a few feet away, sufficient for a room filled with viewers – it’s not intended to be a distraction, but quite a way to unite people.
This travel projector is wireless and is able to connect with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, even though it also has a USB connection.
Pull the cover up over the projector lens, and the product can become your own private Bluetooth speakers, with the capacity to store around 4,000 songs if necessary (in addition to 10 movies). The battery lasts for four hours of on-the-go music, but devoid of many protective features you should perhaps keep this model on the patio.
All in all, it’s a charming hybrid: tiny enough to take with you almost anywhere, but big enough to work as a standard projector – while being able to work as a Bluetooth speaker when necessary.
Presently, the project is quite new and price details are unidentified, but it will be good to see what the response is to this newest mobile projector idea.