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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.

AAXA Technologies’ HP1 Halloween Projector!

AAXA Technologies just released their latest projector, and just in time for Halloween! Their new HP 1 Halloween Projector is a great addition for people who like to go all out on their Halloween decorations. This week we’re going to give you the insider scoop on the HP 1!

AAXA Technologies has teamed up with digital effects studio, Spectral Illusions, to create this terrifyingly cool projector. The HP 1 sports a sleek design, rechargeable 4-hour long battery, 100 LED Lumens, HDMI input Mirroring, USB-C Mirroring, and Bluetooth speaker functionality! Most projectors nowadays are equipped with standard 2W speakers that don’t do the job. The speaker on the HP 1 is a 10W speaker with Bluetooth 5.0 and 24-hour runtime fully charged!

This has to be one of the best projectors for Halloween because it comes preloaded with five of Spectral Illusions’ scary digital effects! Using the projector and their Semi-Transparent Mesh Screens, you can make your windows, hallways, and pathways spooky! What makes this even better is that you can also mirror your compatible devices and use your own designs/ effects as well.

Five (5) Preloaded Scary Videos - From Phantom Wraith, Blow the Man Down, Ghost of Prudence Primm, Electric Specters, and the Phantom of the Park

Here’s a link to Spectral Illusions’ where you can see some of their amazing work: https://www.spectralillusions.com/

Here are a couple of links to where you can get the HP1:
AAXA
Amazon

Interactive Projector: Amazon Glow

Amazon newest innovative tech is the Amazon Glow, an interactive  video-conferencing device with a built-in tabletop projector. The main goal is to allow kids to be interactive while communicating with friends and family across different locations. With the ability to project games, books, pictures, or puzzles, this allows the kids and parents(also grandparents) to play and talk together at the same time

The Amazon Glow comes with new features such as a shared display, showing what the kid sees and mirroring it on a remote iPad. Books, games, and some basic learning apps are different activities that the Amazon Glow can display. This is all connected to the Amazon’s Kids Plus ecosystem, a subscription based to connect the whole family. Parents will need to learn how to set up the Glow and teach their child the basics. Amazon targeted children between the ages of three through nine, so setting up age restriction contents might be important for many parents. The Amazon Glow projects a 8-inch screen for video chat and is able to project a 22 inches screen using the screen mat. At the moment, the Amazon Glow is not yet released, but has a retail price of $299.99 and is looking to release around mid-October 2021.

Why You Need to Buy a Projector This Back to School Season!

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With Summer finally ending, this September/October introduces the start of the Fall Semester for college students! Here’s why a projector will be great if you’re going to college!

School Work

Projectors for Classrooms, Auditoriums, and Collaborative Spaces |  ViewSonic India

College students are given a lot of different assignments, but the one assignment that students dread the most is presentations. Presenting in front of an entire class can definitely be nerve-racking. Practicing with friends with a projector can really help ready a person for the real deal! Sharing notes and cramming with friends can be enhanced with a projector! Simply connect a laptop to a projector and you will be able to share your notes with each other.

Decorations

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If your dorm room or bedroom is looking stale, then adding a projector will definitely spice things up! You can use your projector to project images or effects into your room to make it look unique when you have friends over. There are even projectors dedicated to making your room look cooler by projecting outer space or a sunset.

Entertainment

9 Best Home Projectors From $50 To Bring The Cinema To Your Bedroom

Having a TV is a common necessity when living in a dorm or living with roommates. TVs can definitely be pricey and a waste of money especially if you do not plan on keeping the same TV after college. A projector can be versatile with how you travel with it and it projects a bigger picture than any other TV!

Here’s a list of projectors that we recommend:

BlissLights Sky Lite – LED Laser Star Projector
AAXA P6X 1000 Lumen Battery Projector

Digital Art Projector: Artograph Flare 450

There are many ways to produce art, from pen and paper to photoshop. With the advancement in technologies, there are many alternate options to expressing your creativity. One company, Studio Design Artograph, is a company that is focused on making the creative process more rewarding and productive for customers while motivating them to discover and enjoy their creative inner self. One projector that they sell, the Artograph Flare 450, is the latest LED digital projector. This digital projector produces a high-definition picture that’s bright and vivid. The 420 lux display a native 1920 x 1080 image. The LED lights have a 30,000-hour lifespan and run on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 150 minutes in eco mode, or simply leave the projector plugged in for longer sessions. The Flare 450 is small and lightweight for maximum portability, but its powerful lens can project images up to 120″.

Applications for Flare 450 Digital Projector:

  • Use projector to draw your favorite picture by using the 12 built in Grid Patterns to help guide you
  • The small Pico projector allows you to be portable with your creativity
  • The 150 minutes of battery life on ECO mode is perfect for little side projects

More Info on Projector: Flare 450 Digital Projector

5 Things To Look Out For When Buying A Refurbished Projector

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Buying a projector is no simple task, as you would want to get the right projector for your specific needs. What’s even harder is purchasing a refurbished model instead of a new one. Most people assume that refurbished is a fancier way of saying “Used”, however, this is not really the case! Most refurbished items are practically brand new items! Today, we’re going to go over 5 things to look out for when buying a refurbished projector.

1. Pricing

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Starting off with pricing, this is a key component when purchasing a refurbished projector. The reason being is that sellers/companies tend to lower the price on refurbished projectors that may have some issues. Doing research a not settling down for the cheapest option can save you a lot of time and money!

2. Packaging & Accessories

Review: AAXA's ST200 LED Pico Projector beams bright, color-accurate HD  video from an Apple TV-sized box - 9to5Mac

Next up we have the packaging or the box the refurbished projector is in. You will want to reach out to whoever you are thinking about purchasing your refurbished projector from. This way you will get a better understanding of what you will be given before the purchase is made. Asking simple questions like, “Does it come in original packaging” or “Are all the original accessories included”, are sure-fire ways to determine if what you are thinking about purchasing is worth it or not.

3. Age

Review: AAXA P4 Pico Projector | TechCrunch

You will want to determine the age of the refurbished model you are looking into purchasing and when it was originally manufactured. You don’t want to purchase a refurbished projector that has a 1-Year Warranty Replacement, only to find out that the projector is not manufactured anymore!

4. Cosmetics

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Cosmetic defects are something to expect when purchasing a refurbished model. In most cases, there are little to no cosmetic defects when purchasing refurbished products. However, some companies tend to grade their products depending on the severity of cosmetic defects there are. Reaching out to the seller will give you a better understanding of what grades they have in stock!

5. Quality

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Lastly is quality, testing the product and comparing it to a newer version should do you justice. This helps to determine if the refurbished model is really considered refurbished or used. When looking into refurbished projectors, you will want to check the quality of the color, buttons, ports, and lastly brightness.

If you haven’t already, go check out our previous post: The Benefits of Purchasing Refurbished Projectors

The Benefits of Purchasing Refurbished Projectors

When purchasing a new projector, manufacturers and retailers will offer many buying options like New, Refurbished, or Used. There are differences between Refurbished and Used, which we will focus on today to understand the benefits of purchasing a Refurbished projector. 

Here are some pros of buying a Refurbished Projector.

  1. Cost Saving: Generally Refurbished Projectors are cheaper than New
  2. Certified Testing: All refurbished projectors undergo certified testing which is carried out by the manufacturer. The faulty parts in the electronics are repaired and then tested again for checking their performance before they are diffused in the market for resale.
  3. Eco-Friendly: Buying refurbished electronics instead of dumping in landfills can bring a second life to the electronic devices. This can leave a positive impact on the environment and save it from getting polluted through the harmful penetration of the hazardous elements into the atmosphere
  4. Availability of Older Model: If you preferred a certain model and the company no longer sells that model, Refurbished will be the only option to buy these older models.
  5. High Chance of Like-New Conditions: There are a lot of times when a projector is returned due to a customer changing their mind. This will allow for a “Like-New” condition projector that is almost like new but significantly cheaper. 

On top of the pros of buying a Refurbished Projector, you also have to be aware of the cons as well.

  1. Shorter Warranty: Some manufacturers will offer none or shorter term warranty for the refurbished projectors instead of the 1 year manufacturer warranty. Although companies like AAXA Technologies still offer 1 year manufacturer warranty on their refurbished products.
  2. Unknown life span: It is almost impossible to know the life span or used time on refurbished projectors.