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AAXA P6X Pico Projector Vs. Yaber Y31 Mini Projector Comparison

Are you searching for a mini projector that is suitable for you? Something that is versatile and ready for any occasion? If so then you are in the right place, we have reviewed and compared two of the most frequently bought mini projectors on the market. AAXA’s P6X Pico Projector with 4-Hour Battery and 1000 LED Lumens, and the Yaber Y31 Native 1080P Projector. We broke this comparison down into three main categories –  portability, resolution, and brightness. 

*Scroll down for shop links of the two mini projectors.

Portability

Starting off we have Portability; The P6X Pico Projector weighs in at only 1.81 lbs with the dimensions, 6.25″ x 6.2″ x 1.85″. Whereas the Yaber 31 projector weighs in at 5.70 lb with the dimensions 12″ x 9″ x 4.10″. If portability is something you are searching for, then the P6X Pico Projector is your best bet.  Along with its compact size, it also offers battery power, unlike the Yaber Y31.

Resolution

Right up next we have resolution; AAXA’s P6X portable projector’s native resolution starts at 1280×800p, although it can even reach a max resolution of up to 1920×1080p.  The Yaber Y31 projector’s native resolution is 1920×1080P and it is unclear if it is able to go any higher. While the Y31 does beat the P6X’s native resolution, the P6X can still match the Y31 when utilizing its max resolution capability. When it comes to clarity, these two projectors are both safe options.  If a quality image is what you’re searching for, neither of these devices will disappoint.  

Brightness

Last on our list, we have brightness; the P6X Pico Projector offers up to 1100 LED Lumens while plugged in and only sacrifices 100 Lumens to run on Battery mode (1000 Lumens). The Yaber Y31 is said to offer 8000 Lux on their company website but these two measurements are not the same scale. In terms of brightness, both the P6X and Y31 are comparable with the P6X just barely coming out ahead. 

Results

In conclusion, both the AAXA P6X Pico and Yaber’s Y31 are outstanding projectors that will get the job done. Although, if ease of use, convenience, and portability, are what you’re searching for then the P6X is your best bet. Something the P6X offers that the Y31 does not is battery power functionality along with a smaller and more compact frame. Although, regardless of which mini projector you decide on, they are each relatively within the same price range and will both give you a bang for your buck. 

Link: AAXA P6X Pico Projector $359

Link: Yaber Y31 $279.99

Best Projectors for Camping and Outdoor Movies 2021

So, you love hiking and you are a movie lover, what’s more ideal than watching a movie with your family and friends by the campfire? The idea is brilliant yet you might be hesitant to host an outdoor movie night during your trip since the gears you need might add extra weight. The good news is that in 2021, we have seen new portable projectors which are lightweight enough for a fantastic movie night under the stars! Below are the 4 best portable projectors for outdoor movies that we like

  1. XGIMI Halo True 1080p Portable Projector ($799)
Halo

At 1080P Native Full HD Resolution and 800 ANSI Lumens brightness, the XGIMI Halo portable projector is perfect for streaming content and watching movies while camping. The XGIMI Halo Projector is also equipped with 10W Harman Kardon Speakers that would be decent for an indoor movie night. The battery of the XGIMI Halo Projector is advertised to last for 2 hours at maximum. Equipped with Android TV, the XGIMI is capable of providing various streaming apps to the viewers such as Hulu, YouTube, Disney +, HBO Max, and so on. However, this smart feature will not come in handy if you camping in a location where wifi is not available.

Cons: expensive ($799), bulky (4.47 x 5.71 x 6.75 inches), and heavy (3.53lbs)

AAXA Tech M77 Mini Projector Full HD 10180p 20" DIsplay

Like the XGIMI Halo Projector, the new movie projector by AAXA Technologies called M7 Mini Portable Projector is also equipped with Native 1080 Full HD Resolution and it is also 4K FPS Ready. The AAXA M7 also has a better battery life at 3-hour runtime in ECO Mode, and a better brightness at 1200 LED Lumen (650 LED Lumens on battery). At half the price of the XGIMI Halo Projector, the AAXA M7 Projector is smaller (7.3″ x 6.4″ x 1.85”) and lighter (2.99”). The price of the AAXA M7 Mini Projector is fantastic for what it offers. However, the AAXA M7 Projector has less competitive speakers (4 Watts) and no wireless mirroring technologies nor smart features. Hence, you might want to load your movie to a media player such as a flash drive, USB Stick, MicroSD/ TF Card and connect it to the M7 Mini Projector. The AAXA M7 Mini Projector is compatible with HDMI devices such as laptop or Nintendo Switch.

Cons: not “smart”, no horizontal keystone (it has 40-degree vertical keystone)

The AAXA P7 Mini Projector is probably one of the most popular projectors in its category. Measures just 4.7″ x 4.4″ x 2.7″ and 1.48 lbs – the P7 projector fits nicely in your laptop bag or briefcase for business travel and outdoor camping.  This is the most compact projector in our list that has native 1080P Full HD Resolution for an outdoor movie. The AAXA P7 Mini projector has multiple inputs: USB, USB, USB—C for Mirroring, HDMI, Composite AV, and TFCard/ MicroSD. The AAXA P7 projector is cheaper than the AAXA M7 Projector for a reason: its battery lasts only 90-minute and its brightness is also lower (600 LED Lumen).

Cons: not “smart”, no horizontal keystone (it has 40-degree vertical keystone)

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Weighing just 104lbs, the Anker Nebula Capsule is the smallest truly portable projector for an outdoor movie in our least. The Anker Nebula Capsule is also slightly more affordable than the other projectors as it costs only $299.99 on Amazon. Notice that its native resolution is quite humble at 480P and its image brightness is just 100 Lumen. Regardless, the Anker Nebula Capsule has various connections: HDMI, USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.

Cons: low brightness, low resolution

Editors Picks: Christmas Movies

It’s time to grab your AAXA Technologies Projectors and watch some Christmas movies. Here are our picks for Christmas movies.

Elf

This Will Ferrill movie has become a classic. It follows Will Ferrill, who was raised by elves, as he finds his true father. Along the way he spreads Christmas Joy to all. Elf is a family friendly movie that will become a yearly viewing experience.

Streaming on Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, and Sling TV

Available for rent on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

What could go wrong when having a traditional family Christmas? Chevy Chase answers this question in this hilarious Christmas film. Watch Clark Griswold pick “the Griswold Family Christmas Tree”, deck the halls with an unhealthy amount of Christmas lights, and watch as everything falls apart. This PG-13 movie will make you appreciate your family. 

Streaming on HBO Max

Available for rent on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu.

A Christmas Story

We “triple dog dare you” to watch “A Christmas Story”. This 1983 movie focuses on 9 year old Ralphie’s desire to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.  Several ridiculous shenanigans such as Leg Lamps, Bunny Costumes, and dares create a fantastic Family Christmas comedy.  You will want a Red Ryder BB gun by the end of this movie.

Streaming on HBO Max.

Available for rent on Amazon Prime, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, and Apple TV

For the best viewing experiences for these amazing movies we recommend using AAXA Mini, Pico, and Micro Projectors. In particular, projectors such as the AAXA P7, AAXA M7, and AAXA 4K1 will provide excellent viewing experiences.

We hope you Have a great Holiday season!

4 Reasons Why You Need a Mini Projector for Christmas 2021

Christmas is just around the corner, and it is the happiest time in the year with everything merry and bright. If you are shopping for Christmas sweater parties or family potlucks, check various mini projectors out there. A mini portable projector could add more than a little pinch of magic to your Christmas this year. Below are the top four applications of projectors for Christmas 2021.

Projection-Mapping

source: https://www.videomappingsoftware.com/blog/christmas-projection-mapping/

Projection mapping has been there for years and it is only getting better every year. In every neighborhood, there is always one household with a dazzling light show for holidays. By using a projector, you can easily transform your house into a magical castle. And better yet, sometimes you do not need a big projector – a small projector with a battery like the AAXA M7 could do the job just fine. Check out this How-To: Projection Mapping 101 tutorial video by VanOaks Props

Digital Decorations

Digital Decorations have gained popularity over the last few years. Companies like AtmosFX or Spectral Illusions offer a wide variety of special effects for holiday decorations. If you have been putting holographic ghosts and wraiths on your window every Halloween, consider projecting a Christmas tree, Santa Clause, or Elves for Christmas decorations!

source: https://atmosfx.com/products/christmas-carolers

Or if “window projection” is too mainstream and you are looking for something new and unique, try the Fake Fireplace Projection or Magical Christmas Village – they are magical!

Home Movie Time

Christmas is the perfect time for family and friends to gather around, have delicious food, and watch movies together. Why not celebrate this special time of the year with a bigger screen? Most projectors could achieve a big 100” – 150” screen within a humble throw distance.

Native 4K Ultra HD Projectors for Home Movie:

AAXA 4K1 Mini Projector (Best Budget 4K Projector)

XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector

BenQ HT3550 4K Home Theater Projector

Streaming Content Anywhere, Anytime

Are you traveling this Christmas? The good news is that nowadays, battery-powered projectors do not require a power source to operate, meaning that you can bring your portable project anywhere and watch movies anytime you want. A mini projector like the AAXA P6X weighs about just 2lbs and it fits easily into your backpack, and its battery can last up to 4 hours, which is more than sufficient for any long movies you want to watch on your next vacation to Hawaii.  

It’s Black Friday at AAXA Technologies!

It’s that time of year again and AAXA Technologies is knocking it out of the park with their Black Friday Deals! 

Here is the lineup of amazing deals:

First, AAXA HP2 Halloween Holographic Projector and Rear Projection Mesh Screen is a screaming $119.99! A deal so good it’s scary. 

This small projector provides a handful of spooky Halloween movies. These specters, ghouls, and skeletons create a real fright. It’s never too early to be thinking about Halloween.

Second, the AAXA P7 1080P Projector (Refurbished) is $299!

The P7 is an all around fantastic Pico Projector. It provides a clear picture that can connect to a large variety of devices in such a small form factor. Whether it be a smart phone, laptop, camera, gaming console, portable storage, or streaming devices the AAXA P7 Pio Projector will not disappoint.  It will provide a cinematic display with over 2 million pixels.

Third, the AAXA 4K1 4K UHD Projector (Refurbished) is only $679! What a deal!

The 4K1 is AAXA’s cream of the crop, so a deal such as this cannot be passed. This Mini Projector provides a super clear experience in such a small shell. With Dual Watt speakers and Quad Cast LED’s the viewing experience is sublime. With a price tag of $679 AAXA is providing something very special for Black Friday.

Get your Mini Projectors, Pico Projectors, and Refurbished Projectors for all this holiday season. Don’t skip on AAXA’s Black Friday Deals!  

4 Projectors To Look Out For This Black Friday!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021: how to find the best deals - The Verge

With Thanksgiving next week, this brings in some crazy deals for Black Friday! Here are 4 projectors with insane deals this Black Friday!

BenQ TK800M

$999.00 was $1,499.00

The BenQ TK800M is a fantastic projector that sports 4K PROJECTION TECHNOLOGY, DLP Technology, HIGH CONTRAST RATIO, Packed with 3000 Lumens of brightness, and an all-glass 4k-optimized lens Array. For $500 off, this is the perfect gift for someone looking for a high-end full-sized projector!

Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12

Front Zoom. Epson - EpiqVision™ Mini EF12 Smart Streaming Laser Projector with HDR and Android TV - Black and Copper.
$799.99 was $999.99

The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 is a smart projector with Stunning Picture Quality up to 150, Sound by Yamaha, Built-In Android TV, Elegant Compact Design, Epson MicroLaser™ Array Projection Technology, Advanced Scene Adaption Color Correction, 3-Chip Projector Design, Auto Picture Skew & Focus Correction, and Chromecast Built-In. This is easily one of the best smart projectors out on the market to this date! For $200 off, this is for sure a steal!

ONOAYO 5G WiFi Projector 9500L 

$254.98 was $559.99

The Onoayo 9500L is a well-known projector on amazon and it’s on sale for $254.98! This projector has 5.0 Bidirectional Bluetooth & 5G WiFi Projector, Native 1080P & 12000:1 Contrast Ratio, 4-Point Keystone Correction & ZOOM Function & Backpack Included. A great addition for an on-road projector for wireless usage!

LG PF50KA

Front Zoom. LG - PF50KA 1080p Wireless Smart DLP Portable Projector - White.
$529.99 was $649.99

The LG PF50KA is a classic take on standard projectors, but this time making them smart! Only weighing 2.2 lbs, Wireless capability, DLP image technology, 600 Lumens of brightness, 100,00:1 contrast ratio, 1080p native resolution, dual HDMI inputs, and 2.5 hours battery life. This is the perfect projector for outdoor home theaters when paired with a projector screen!

What a Steal: AAXA Technologies Refurbished Sale

Back on the topic of refurbished products, AAXA Technologies is providing a great selection of portable projectors for amazing prices.

AAXA’s Refurbished Products page highlights the great deals such as $40 off of the LED Pico Projector and $40 off an P2A Pico Projector.

There are many benefits of buying a Refurbished Projector, and it’s quite easy to find a quality projector. AAXA makes it even easier by providing ultra portable, good quality, and inexpensive projectors for any occasion. 

The P2-A Smart Pico Projector Stands out with a $149 Refurbished price tag and some fantastic features. This projector comes in an Ultra-Portable form factor measuring just 2.8″ x 2.8″ x 2.3″. Such a small frame boasts an impressive 150 Minute Lithium Ion Battery with 130 lumens of LED brightness.

Kevin Breeze speaks very highly of this portable projector. It is a fantastic Pico Projector to allow you to mirror your phone, stream movies, or use the built in office viewer. 

It is an exciting prospect to be able to stream Neftlix from anywhere!

The AAXA P7 Pico Projector is also notable! With a price tag of $349.99, the Refurbished P7 is $150 dollars off! Native Full HD, 600 LED Lumens Max Brightness, small 4.7in x 4.4in x 2.7in form factor, and a 90-minute battery run time makes this projector a no brainer.  PC Magazine says it “earns its own share of our palmtop-projector Editors’ Choice laurels” in their review of the P7.

Whether you pick a Refurbished P7, M6, 4K1, P300 Neo, LED Pico, BP1, or P2A there is no going wrong with a Refurbished AAXA Projector!

How to Mirror Android Phones to a Projector

With the advancements in smartphone technologies, many users still face  common issues such as faster charging or being able to connect to an external monitor. More and more Android smartphone manufacturers are using the newest USB type C port technology. The advantages of the USB type C connection include faster charging time, the possibility to mirror phone screens to a large external display.

Here are a few steps to determine if your smartphone is USB-C ready.

Step 1Identify the type of connector available on your phone

Your smartphone should have USB-C, lightning port(for Apple), Mini USB (for older devices), or Micro US. Refer to the picture below for reference to what port your smartphone has. 

Step 2 – Check what port connection is available for your projector

You should see HDMI, VGA, and USB as standards for most projectors. To be able to do USB-C mirroring, you would need an USB-C port on your projector as well. If your projector does not have a USB-C port, you can still connect through HDMI. For that, you can use a USB-C to HDMI cable or USB-C to HDMI adapter cable like the two images below.

Step3- Choose your connection cable

Make sure you have an USB-C Cable and a projector that supports HDMI Alt Mode. Users should plug in the cable and choose the correct settings on the projector to display.

Please note that for Apple users, it would be best to use the Lightning to HDMI AV Adapter from Apple to connect your phone to the projectors. 

The table below are the Latest Android Phones that support USB Type-C DisplayPort Alt Mode. Check with the table below to see if your device is on the list.
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AAXA Technologies HP1 vs. HP2: Which is the best for you?

HP2 in between a bluetooth speaker and jack-o-lantern; connected to speaker via bluetooth

With Halloween just around the corner, AAXA Technologies a leading manufacturer in the pico projector category has released two new projectors for this Halloween! The HP1 and HP2 are jam-packed with digital projections to make your home spooky! We’re going to go into detail on which one would be the best for you!

Price

You can use your HP1 as a full-featured projector when Halloween is over - 10W speakers, 4 hour battery, 100 Lumens, Digital Video inputs.

Starting off with pricing, the HP1 and HP2 will both cost about $100+. To go into detail you can purchase the HP1 at a price point of $159 and the HP2 at a price point of $129. That’ll be a $30 difference in pricing.

Features

There will be some significant differences in features between the HP1 and the HP2, before going into the differences, let’s go over the similarities. Both will come preloaded with 5 digital projection videos made by Spectral Illusions and have Bluetooth capabilities to connect to a Bluetooth speaker! Both projectors will have a LED lumen rating of 100. Now for the differences, the HP1 can be used as a Full-Featured Projector all year round! With a 4 hour battery, 10 Watt Speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, Digital Video Inputs, USB-C Port, Bluetooth Speaker, and MicroSD slot, you can use your HP1 for a mini home movie theater setup or on the go viewings. Unfortunately, the HP2 Will does not have Digital Video inputs and is not be battery-powered.

Where to Buy

You can purchase these projectors from the links below!

AAXA Technologies:
HP1 Halloween Projector
HP2 Halloween Projector

Amazon:
HP1 Halloween Projector
HP2 Halloween Projector

Best Buy:
HP2 Halloween Projector

Halloween Projector: AAXA HP2 Halloween Projector

Want to try something new for Halloween this year that is fun and creative at the same time? Well, AAXA Technologies AAXA HP2 Halloween Projector, is the perfect little cat-shaped projector for Halloween. This bluetooth projector is great with pairing with different types of bluetooth audio devices, allowing for easy bluetooth connection. Partnering with Spectral Illusions, the HP2 includes 5 Halloween movies featuring: Phantom Wraith, Blow the Man Down, Ghost of Prudence Primm, Electric Specters, and Phantom of the Park with more available for download at Spectralillusions.com.  

Turn your yard into a frightening haunt with a specially designed Semi-Transparent Mesh Screen that is suitable for LED light sources, making your scary projections more realistic in comparison to normal screens. Mesh Screen not included with the HP2. You can purchase the AAXA Semi-Transparent Screen separately.

Check out the Review and Unboxing video on the HP2.