HDMI Pocket Projector, I expected a user-friendly device coupled with revolutionary technology. This was based of course on my previous experience with the Brookstone Pocket Projector for iPhone. However, the company's newest offering (in a delightful display of versatility for the multi-tasker) has exceeded my already elevated expectations. Brookstone has successfully styled the mullet of projectors: business up front and party in the back.
Due to the limited docking space on my overcrowded laptop, I was pleased to find that the Brookstone HDMI Pocket Projector came with an AC adapter to charge its battery. After three hours, the LED indicator literally gives the green light to start projecting. The battery life is about two hours on a single charge; however, you have the option of leaving the device plugged in if you are by a power outlet. An HDMI cable along with a mini and a micro HDMI adapter are included in the package. The set-up is a breeze; simply plug one end of the HDMI cable into the projector and the other end connects into the HDMI port on your device of choice. An added feature is the touch sensitive area on top of the projector used to control the mode and volume.
While this particular device is larger in size (3.9"w x 3.8"d x .89"h ) than the Aiptek MobileCinema i20 and the Brookstone Pocket Projector for the iPhone, it weighs just half a pound. As such, Projector Central classifies this device as a pico projector, not a pocket projector. Nevertheless,while it is certainly portable, it is not a projector that I would toss in my purse for my kids' entertainment. This projector is not a novelty item; it is a worthy competitor in the world of pico and pocket projectors.