Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cool Gadget: 3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku

Date:  Sep 14, 2013

My latest gadget arrived from Amazon/Borderlinx yesterday.

Yeah!  It is a Mobile & Mini projector from 3M.

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It is small, and cool.

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Yeah!  I can watch TV in my room, by projecting the show on this projector onto the ceiling wall just beside my ceiling fan.  

See Jay Jay very comfortable lying down there watching Thomas.

OK.  Feng Shui not recommending installing a TV inside the room.  So, when I move here, my room purposely has no TV.  But sometimes you really wanted to watch some show, instead of watching it on iPad screen, now, I can watch it on bigger screen and enjoy the show.

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The images is surprisingly HD and very sharp.

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Introducing 3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku.

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It is palm size.

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Yeah, it is that small.  You can see some menu buttons on it.

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And it uses the Roku stick.  But I am sure I can place the ChromeCast in there too.  But ChromeCast drawing power from the USB port on the stick.  So, it may not work.

For now, let's use the Roku, and it shall be enough for me.  

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Installing the Roku stick is very easy.  Simply stick it into the HDMI port and class the cover.

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How small it is?  2" by 4.2" heights.  WOW.  That is small and convenient.  And the battery is about 2.5 hour.  Good enough for 1 show.

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Here is the packaging.  Very simple and power on and run it.

Of course, you got to setup Roku stick.  Since I have already got a Roku2 before, setting up is easy.  And all my channels are available after I log in to the Roku account.

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This is the remote.  No complaint there.  Not as elegant compare to Apple TV.  But good enough.  This is 3M plus Roku control.

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Oh ya, at the bottom, standard camera holder can attach here.

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And there is Roku.  Take note, most of these show requires you to re-configure your home router DNS to a US DNS.  Then, you can watch Netflix.  

To understand how to do that… http://miniliew.blogspot.sg/2012/06/magic-dns.html

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It is now US$200 for the projector and the Roku stick.  I did not know the mini projector price has gone down so much.

I saw it on some Internet posting that day, and I click on buy.  hahaha

To buy, click below.

http://www.amazon.com/3M-Streaming-Projector-Powered-SPR1000/dp/B008X1BV2Y

Of course, you want a 84" projection, you can buy this projection screen.  Or if your room has the wall of this size.

http://www.amazon.com/MGM-Mgm-84Pop-84-Inch-Pop-Up-Projection/dp/B0072LEKMO/ref=pd_sim_e_2

I watch two movies yesterday on this.  And it is very enjoying on big screen, and when lying down.  HaHaHaHa.

But I use Plex Media Server at home.  So, all my shows are on my Synology Diskstation.

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So, this projector is useful for me to watch high quality HD movie at home.  

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I like it!

4 comments:

  1. This seems to be the smallest projector i ever seem. Thanks for sharing.
    By exploring various projector's manufacturer website i find one of the best projector that offering theater like experience.

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  2. great post i am using this Projector from last few months i never face any kind of problem from the date of the purchase it

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  3. superb performance of this Projector i am using this from last few months

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  4. I think to buy a mini Projector then it relies on upon what is your motivation of purchasing this gadget. On the off chance that you are simply looking to have a projector for home utilize watch motion pictures and offer pictures, then clearly you need a reasonable projector, yet on the off chance that if your need is more expert, and you are searching to utilize it for business presentations, then you need to build the plan, and try for a quality gadget that provides for you an agreeable picture and other extra choices. The Mini Projector are the prevalent gadget nowadays for individuals who remain continually in travel, and preferences to give business presentations to their customers.
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