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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.

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

Halloween Digital Decorations 2021

With Halloween 2021 fastly approaching, people are slowly setting up their Halloween decorations. One popular way to decorate your house is to use digital projections for decorating. A Youtuber, Toil & Trouble’s DIY, does amazing videos on Halloween decorations using brand new digital decorations consisting of silly and spooky videos as well as classic Halloween characters. 

In his recent Halloween decoration video, he used AtmosFX video of the three pumpkins along with an AAXA BP1 Projector. This is a cheap setup under $200 anyone looking for an alternative way to decorate for Halloween.

AtmosFX Jack-O’-Lantern Jamboree 3 Demo & Review (New for Halloween 2021)

Here are a few steps to setup your own Singing Pumpkin Halloween Decorations.

  1. Buy the pumpkins. For annual setup, buying fake pumpkin is optimal for reusability.
  2. Buy and Download the AtmosFX Jack-O’-Lantern Jamboree 3 video.
  3. Load the video file into an USB or SD card and connect it to your projector. An AAXA BP1 Projector was used for this video.
  4. Project your Jack-O’-Lantern Jamboree 3 video directly at your pumpkins.
  5. Add background lightings and other props to add to the Halloween Theme.

Connect Amazon Fire Stick to Your Projectors

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There are many ways to stream movies and shows through a projector. From your phone to an Amazon Fire TV Stick, watching your favorite shows and movies has gotten easier and better over the years. Amazon Fire TV Stick is simple and straightforward to set up and use. The vast majority of the Fire Stick models are compatible with projector use via HDMI port. Projectors without an HDMI port will require a converter, such as an A/V or VGA to HDMI converter. Adapters aren’t as good as converters in making sure that your Fire TV Stick can be recognized and read by vintage projectors.

To connect an Amazon Fire TV Stick to a projector:


1- Plug the Fire TV Stick into the projector’s HDMI port, and connect the USB cable to an USB power source.

2- Turn the system on and select the HDMI/Digital Input option.

3- Connect to Wifi and set up your Amazon account for Home Customization.

4- Connect the  projector to an external speaker source like Bluetooth Speakers (if the projector supports Bluetooth), a Receiver, or another audio solution (an HDMI Audio extractor or wireless HDMI Kit).

Video Instructions on setting up Fire TV Stick with AAXA P6X Pico Projector: 4K – I Made My Projector “Smart” With Amazon Fire Stick

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Some Issues to keep note of when setting up your Fire TV Stick

1-Audio issues connecting with multiple speakers or wireless speakers. Using HDMI Audio Extractor will help with audio sync. 

2-Projectors without HDMI ports should be wary of third party accessories that are incompatible when trying to go from VGA->HDMI or USB-C to HDMI. 

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You Can Do THIS With Your Projector!? 4 things you can use a projector for that you didn’t know about!

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Projectors are well known to be used for many different tasks. The main tasks being; presentations in an office, lectures in classrooms, and projecting movies on the big screen. Did you know that you can also use a projector in many different ways? Here are 4 things you can use a projector for that you didn’t know about!

DIY Murals

Bet you never thought about using your projector as a mural! Recently people have been using their projectors to create murals on their walls at home. By projecting your favorite pictures on the walls of your homes, you can trace and paint the image you are projecting to create beautiful and fun murals! And no you don’t need to be a seasoned artist or paint to do this!

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Window Challenge

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I’m sure you all already know about the infamous fake window challenge. For those of you who aren’t too familiar with it, then let’s go ahead and explain! As it first started trending on the very popular TikTok App, people began projecting fake windows on the side of their beds. This gave off the impression that they were living in a very unique place! We recommend trying this with a projector that at least has a resolution of 720p.

Photoshoot Backdrop

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If you’re like me and you love taking pictures of yourself, then this one might be what you’re looking for when you want to have an at-home photoshoot! Similar to the fake window challenge, using a projector to project a moving picture on a plain wall provides you with the most amazing backdrops for your own photoshoot at home!

Cookie Designing

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Projector: AAXA LED Pico Projector

During 2020, we noticed that there were a lot of self-made businesses popping up, one of these infamous businesses was cookies! Bakers all across the country were getting their hands on pico projectors to create the craziest designs on their homemade cookies! If you’re a cookie hobbyist then you know exactly what I’m talking about.

That’s all for today! Let us know what you try in the comments below!

Links:
Amazon- ARKON Cookie Decorators Mount
Amazon- AAXA BP1 Bluetooth Projector



Four of the Most Affordable 4K Projectors!

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Most homes nowadays have 4K TVs that can fulfill their basic entertainment needs. However, most people do not own a 4K Projector, mainly due to the cost of them being really expensive! Let’s dive into four of the most affordable 4K projectors we found that you can use to upgrade your entertainment system further!

Epson Home Cinema 3200

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BenQ TK800M

Starting with the Epson Home Cinema 3200 4K Pro. This projector uses 4K UHD technology to enhance; resolution, color, and image processing. With an impressive 2,900 Lumens, this projector will definitely light up a room! The Epson Precision Lens has a multi-element precise glass construction for exceptional picture quality, edge-to-edge focus uniformity, and precision vertical and horizontal axis lens shift adjustment. At a price point of $1,400, this is perfect for your premium home theater on a budget!

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ViewSonic PX701-4K

Next, we have the BenQ TK800M, sporting high contrast ratio to enhance the sharpness of image quality and black levels. Coming in with 3,000 Lumens, you will definitely have 4K quality. With BenQ’s Glass 4K-optimized Lens Array, the clarity and light penetration is unmatched. At a price point of $999, the buy is worth it!

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AAXA 4K1

Here we have the ViewSonic PX701-4K. Being able to project onto a screen up to 300 inches, this projector will be great for those with a dedicated wall for projectors! With an input lag of 4.2ms and a 240Hz refresh rate, you can turn this home theater into a big-screen gaming room! Having 3,200 ANSI Lumens, you will not ever worry about the brightness of the projection. At a price point of $899, why wouldn’t you buy it!

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Lastly, we have the AAXA 4K1 LED Home Theater Projector. Boasting a native $K UHD Resolution, you will definitely know the difference between 1080p HD and 3840p 4K. Using LED and DLP technology, you’ll get the best of both worlds when it comes to image clarity, sharpness, and colors. With the 2W speakers installed, you’ll be immersed in your viewing experience. At a price point of only $799.99, this has got to be the most affordable 4K projector you can find!

Let us know in the comments what you think! Till next time!

5 Portable Projectors For A Viral Fake Window Challenge Video

People love the Fake Window Challenge! Why? The trend set by @nam__p on Tiktok opened brand new windows – literally and metaphorically – a window where you have total control over the weather, the content on your wall, and a window to creativity. To hop on the Fake Window Challenge, you need good lighting, some effort in setting up, and most importantly, a good projector. For extra fun and flexibility, portable projectors will be a good choice as you can project your fake window anywhere you want without the cable hassle. Here is the list of 5 battery-operated projectors that will create a beautiful fake window for you!

1.       Portable Projector, Anker Nebula Solar Portable 1080p ($499.99)

Where to buy: Anker Nebula Solar Portable 1080p

The newest portable projector from Anker Nebula is equipped with a 3-hour battery and it has native 1080p Full HD resolution. The brightness is set to 400 ANSI lumens, which should be decent for your fake window in a dark room. With Android TV 9.0, you can easily access YouTube and load your favorite Fake Window Challenge content. If you have some budget for a projector, the Anker Nebula Solar Portable Projector is the one for you.  

2.       AAXA Technologies P300 Neo LED Video Projector ($279)

AAXA Tech has been one of the best brands when it comes to portable projectors and mini projectors. In comparison with the Anker Nebula Solar Portable, the AAXA P300 NEO is significantly smaller: the AAXA P300 NEO weighs 0.84lbs while the Anker Nebular Solar Portable weighs 2.8lbs. It is slightly bigger than your iPhone 12 Pro Max – about twice as thick. However, with a smaller size, the P300 NEO also comes with a lower resolution. The AAXA P300 Mini Projector has a native resolution of 720p. For a Fake Window Challenge video which should not include too many details, 720p resolution is more than enough. This mini projector by AAXA has a 150-minute rechargeable battery and 420 Lumens brightness.

3.       ViewSonic M1+ Portable Smart Wi-Fi Projector ($299)

Advertised as an ultra-portable LED projector, the ViewSonic M1+ Projector has a 2.5-hour battery life and 300 LED Lumens brightness. The design of the ViewSonic M1+ Portable Projector is over the top with elegant details and nice silver color. This projector might be much bulkier and heavier than the AAXA P300 NEO as it weighs 1.65 lbs but it has Aptoide UI for Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube. Keep in mind that this mini projector has VGA resolution (640x480p), which is much lower than both the Anker Nebula Solar Portable and the AAXA P300 NEO LED Projector. If you want to invest in a nice, futuristic look, the ViewSonic M1+ Portable Smart Wi-fi Projector is for you.

4.       Anker Nebula Capsule ($299.99)

Where to buy: Anker Nebula Capsule

At the same price as the ViewSonic M1+ Portable Smart Wi-Fi Projector, the Anker Nebula Capsule is an alternative. This projector has a 360-degree speaker which should spice up any summer parties that you are planning on. This level of sound quality will upgrade your Fake Window experience with immersive music. The Anker Nebula Capsule is portable enough for a Fake Window Challenge video as it weighs just 1.04 lbs and it can achieve up to 4-hour playtime in battery mode. At a $299.99 price point, the Anker Nebula Capsule is quite expensive when it has only 100 ANSI lumen and 854×480 native resolution. This is indeed a multimedia device with good sound quality.

5.       JMGO Explorer Portable Projector ($409.99)

Just like the ViewSonic M1+ Projector, the JMGO Explorer Portable Projector has a minimal and futuristic design. The JMGO Explorer Portable Projector has 380 ANSI lumens of brightness for a very bright fake window for your viral video. At 1280×720 native resolution, the JMGO Explorer Portable Projector can deliver a clear image. With over $400, you are also paying for wireless features such as Android OS for Netflix, Smart YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, and so on.

The History Of The Projector

Reflective technology was well established during China’s Han Dynasty more than 2000 years ago. Intricate brass “light penetration mirrors,” also known as Chinese Magic Mirrors in the west, were created by skilled metalworkers. The complex designs and motifs on one hand contrasted with the smooth metal surface on the back, which was riddled with tiny flaws. The decorative design on the opposite side appears out of nowhere as light bounces off the slightly concave mirror side.

Shadow Play theater presentations were invented in Asia at the same period in the first millennium BCE. On a backlit cloth set, performers told stories by projecting shadows. Ethereal cloth and leather puppets appeared on set.

Over the course of many decades, the projector has changed in size and technology. Today we see the projector as a daily tool used in office settings, classrooms, and homes! Here’s a quick history lesson on how the projectors became what they are today!

The Creation of The Magic Lantern

Back in 1659, there was an inventor named Christiaan Huygens. Renowned for creating the wave light theory and the true shape of the rings of Saturn, Christiaan created the device known as the Magic Lantern. Similar to a projector, the Magic Lantern used a concave mirror to shine light from a lamp through a glass slide with an image to project onto a wall. The Magic Lantern was used for educational and entertainment purposes.

DUX Episcope made of Bakelite Origin Germany circa. 1940 - Catawiki

Following in the 1750s, the Swiss physicist Leonhard Euler developed the first projector, Opaque Projector, better known as the episcope. This device worked similar to the Magic Lantern in terms of technology, however instead of a concave mirror with direct light being shined from a lamp, prisms and mirrors were used to project an object inside the projector to reveal an image on a screen.

The Golden Age of Projectors

During the mid-1900s, computers were finally being developed and technology had advanced immensely. The first-ever slide projector was made using the same concept as the Magic Lamp. Using transparent photographic slides, light from an incandescent light would pass through each slight and focused through a lens to project a large image onto a screen. Typically used for family pictures and slide shows, the slide projector was made for the people at home and presentations.

Following the Slide Projector was the Overhead projector. This projector uses light and transparencies to shine through a reverse mirror overhead of the projector to emit an image on a screen. An easier example of this would be shadow puppets! The Overhead projector was seen throughout the 1950s all the way up until the early 2000s, as they were typically used at schools for educational purposes.

The Digital Age of Projectors

Fast forward now to the present time, there are now multiple variants of projectors! Some of these variants consist of DLP Projectors, LCD Projectors, LCoS Projectors, 4K Projectors, Pico Projectors, and Smart Projectors. It was fairly easy to decide on what type of projector you wanted to buy back then. With these different variants, you can focus on the aspects and features you are specifically looking for!

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below on what we should talk about next!

DLP vs. LCD Projectors: Picking Out The Right Projector for YOU!

Projectors are a daily tool used in many different ways. Some use projectors for demonstration purposes and some use projectors to create designs! Are you struggling with deciding on what type of projector you want and don’t know the difference between DLP and LCD? Well, today’s your lucky day, we’re going to explain the differences between a DLP projector and an LCD projector. They both have big differences between one another and have different functions, but this should help you figure out what projector will be the best for you!

What is DLP?

DLP stands for Digital Light Processing. Most DLP projectors are standalone and are usually used in a business environment. An example of this would be a classroom projector or a projector being used for the cinema! DLP projectors are comprised of chipsets and rely on micromirrors to project the image. The DLP chip is the key component in a DLP Projector to be able to project the image files a person uses and a spinning wheel that projects red, green, and blue light to create the images that are to be projected.

What is LCD?

LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display. This type of technology is typically seen on most modern televisions, monitors, tablets, and smartphones. LCD projectors channel light through a metal lamp then through a prism that divides the light into 3 different panel colors; red, blue, and green. A polarized light moves through each of the panels to project the desired image.

The Advantages?

The advantages of having a DLP projector are its; portability, grayscaling, wide color range, and not requiring as much maintenance. Whereas the advantages of having an LCD projector are its; versatile projection, high light capacity, 3LCD chips that offer less energy consumption with a higher brightness than usual LCD projectors.

AAXA Technologies P6X 1100-Lumen WXGA Portable DLP Projector

Which is The Best for YOU

There are a lot of factors that can come into play when deciding which projector to go for. Some of the biggest factors can be; budget, how the projector is going to be used, brightness, color contrast, portability, and special features. DLP and LCD Projectors can vary in price depending on the certain specifications you are looking for. In terms of brightness, LCD projectors triumph because of the option of having 3LCD chips in some. For true colors and portability, DLP would be the better option for you. A straightforward answer would be if you plan on purchasing a projector for office settings where the projector will always be traveling a DLP projector would be the best fit for you. An LCD projector would be best for anyone using it for still images or having it in a fixed spot.

Here’s a list of some of the best DLP projectors to buy:

AAXA P6X DLP Projector
Optoma HD146X
ViewSonic PA503S

Here’s a list of some of the best LCD projectors to buy:

YABER Y60
VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini
DBPOWER L21 LCD Video Projector

Tells your thoughts and what you decided to go for in the comments below!