Saturday, August 03, 2013

Gadget review: 3M Projector Sleeve for iPhone 4/4S

When I first saw this I was rather excited. This projector could lend itself to so many uses. Powerpoint presentations, streaming some TV content whilst on my bed (project onto the ceiling), photo slideshows, etc. The uses are varied. It  just seemed like the perfect gadget.

And, it was. It is a very versatile gadget that offers you quite a few functionalities. First of all (and extremely important), the projector case charges your iphone. Having had my Mophie case die, this was a welcome feature. Second, the projected image is clear and rather big. For such a small thing, it projects a bright, clear, fuzzy free image. It will never take the place of a bonafide projector and this is not for important presentations. But, when doing things on the fly, this is the perfect thing. At 200 plus dollars, it might be a tad expensive. Especially, if you don't have any clear use for this (do you regularly feel the need to give small presentations? slideshows?).

This gadget works with a limited number of apps. I got it to work with Netflix, Hulu, Keynote, Photos and Video apps on the iPhone. It does NOT work with YouTube, as it is no longer a native app in the iPhone device.

As a gadget, this could be a great gift for people that work out of the office, students, and slideshows aficionados.

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