While it can accept an HD signal, the VicTsing BH400 can produce only 800 by 480 pixels, although its reasonable brightness, wireless connectivity, and above all, relatively low price make it a good choice for casual media viewing, as long as it’s set up in a dark room.
- Contrast ratio of 2000 to 1
- Includes a tripod
- Doesn't support major streaming apps
Not only is the Vankyo Go300 good for screen sharing from mobile devices, it also offers support for platforms like Netflix and YouTube and has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity so you won’t have to worry if your smartphone or tablet allows for special video modes.
- Access to the google play store
- Moderately priced
- Lacks true hd output
Anker Nebula Astro
A sphere measuring roughly 4 inches in diameter, the Anker Nebula Astro is especially portable. Its rechargeable battery lasts up to 2-1/2 hours and there’s a eye-protecting sensor that shuts off the DLP lamp if anyone comes within two feet in front of it.
- Wide range of available apps
- Usb type-c connector
- Not very bright
AAXA P300 Neo
Belying its relatively low price, the AAXA P300 Neo produces up to 420 lumens, which is greater than some that are far more expensive. A built-in media player lets you access videos directly from a microSD card, though it doesn’t allow for any wireless connections.
- Can read usb flash drives
- Manual keystone correction
- Somewhat clumsy user interface
With support for MHL input, the Sony MP-CD1 should work well even if your mobile device isn’t very advanced. It can also read media files from USB thumb drives, but you’ll need to purchase a separate dongle in order to use it wirelessly.
- Compact and lightweight
- Battery life of 2 hours
- Automatic keystone adjustment
In addition to HDMI and composite inputs, the AAXA P7 has a USB port and a microSD card reader that let you view media from external storage. Possibly most notable is the native 1080p resolution that’s rare for a unit this size.
- Rechargeable battery
- Lasts up to 90 minutes per charge
- No wireless connectivity
LG CineBeam PF50KA
Among the few to output in full HD, the LG CineBeam PF50KA incorporates the company’s renowned webOS software, so it can function as a full-fledged smart TV system. It sports a USB Type-C port, and its battery lasts for about 2.5 hours per charge.
- Ethernet lan port
- Dual hdmi inputs
- Coaxial cable connector
Anker Nebula Capsule Max
Driven by the user-friendly Android TV 8.1, the Anker Nebula Capsule Max can produce a display measuring up to 100 inches and is rated for 200 ANSI lumens. It works with loads of common apps and is about the size of a soda can.
- Wide-ranging compatibility
- Surprisingly good 8-watt speaker
- 720p native resolution
LG CineBeam PH550
Delivering a great picture from a relatively compact form factor, the LG CineBeam PH550 is just small enough to fit easily in a bag or briefcase, and boasts a sharp 720p resolution. Its Wi-Fi Direct ability enables easy screen sharing from a variety of devices.
- Android-based operating system
- Impressive brightness of 550 lumens
- Bluetooth audio passthrough
Anker Nebula Mars Pro II
In addition to wireless screen mirroring, the Anker Nebula Mars Pro II can stream via Wi-Fi thanks to its Android TV operating system, which allows users to access copyrighted content using official versions of apps like Netflix and Hulu.
- Dual 10-watt speakers
- Brightness of 500 ansi lumens
- Automatic focus