BenQ GS1 Portable LED Projector Reviewed

8.5

Design

9/10

Build Quality

9/10

Performance

8/10

Pros

  • Durable design
  • Battery pack is detachable
  • Android OS compatibility

Cons

  • Brightness isn’t optimal
  • Price won't appeal to everyone

How awesome would it be to gather family and friends and enjoy a movie underneath the stars? With the GS1 Cable-free Portable Projector from BenQ, now you can! This projector has absolutely no cables and runs on a battery pack, making it completely portable. The highly durable case protects the projector from the elements, so there’s no need to worry about condensation or dirt damaging it.

With a 60 inch projection that offers an HD resolution of 720p from 1 meter away from the surface that it is displayed on. Thanks to the wireless GSI, this projector is ideal for using outside. And, the battery lasts for as long as three hours, so you will have more than enough power to watch your favorite movie.

BenQ GS1 Image Quality

Weighing under 1 kg and small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, this DLP projector can easily be taken anywhere; your backyard, the beach, a camping trip – anywhere!

The LED light source that this projector provides is guaranteed to last for 20,000 hours. If you switch it to Eco Mode, it will last for up to 30,000 hours. It also offers different and distinct modes for viewing, so the display can be optimized to the specific type of content that you are watching. Camping Mode offers higher brightness than standard Movie Mod, so you will have great viewing even when ambient lighting is minimal. Vivid Mode is great for watching a movie indoors, as it enhances brightness and colors.

BenQ really paid attention to all of the details when they designed their GS1 Cable-free Portable Projector. With this projector, you will be able to watch movies wherever you want to.

Design and Build

The BenQ GS1 Cable-free Portable Projector is essentially an LED projector that has been miniaturized. As far as its design, it looks pretty much like any other LED projector does, but it’s smaller.

BenQ GS1 Cable-free Portable Projector for outdoor

Along the sides of the projector, you’ll find two heat vents that allow any heat that builds up inside the body of the device to escape. There’s a control panel built into the roof of the projector, which allows for easy use. There’s also a focal slider on one of the sides. Various ports run along the back of the device, including a USB, USB 3.0, HDMI, 3.5 mm audio out, and a MircroSD. All of these ports mean that the BenQ has the capability to support various types of multimedia connectivity. The slider along the front makes it possible to change the angle of the projection.

This projector is outfitted with a detachable battery that can easily be replaced within a matter of seconds. This battery has a runtime of about 3 hours, which is plenty of time for you to enjoy watching your favorite movie or TV show from start to finish.

Since the projector is so small, it can easily fit into the palm of your hand; however, we recommend using both hands to carry it to avoid dropping it. It’s also pretty lightweight, weighing under 1 kg, so transporting it is a breeze.

Features

The BenQ GS1 Cable-free Portable Projector is outfitted with a number of features, making it the perfect device for viewing movies or streaming TV shows wherever you want to, outside or in.

Some of the most notable features that this projector offers include:

  • A built-in USB reader
  • WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • Detachable battery that runs for up to 3 hours
  • Built-in speakers
  • A handy remote
  • A IPX1 rubberized protection sleeve
  • A carry bag

Final Thoughts

The GS1 Cable-free Portable Projector from BenQ is one of the best portable mini projectors on the market. It comes with everything you need to watch movies inside or outside. Different modes allow you to achieve the perfect display for your viewing needs. Because there aren’t any wires, set up is a breeze. Plus, the battery back means that you don’t have to worry about plugging in the device in order to use it. Compact, lightweight and easy to use, this projector is definitely worth the investment.

Post Author: Noeneel Sharma

Australian born tech expert, Noeneel, is the founder of the GeekLingo. He has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) world. As an Information Technologist, he has a Bachelor in Information Technology, MBA and a Master of Business Process Management. He has professional working experience working across reputable industries including telecommunication, legal, accounting, banking, and most recently electricity. He spends most of his time with his gadgets as he enjoys photography, researching and runs the popular aquatic forum SKF Aquatics. Connect with Noeneel on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.

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