Brookstone HDMI Pocket Projector: A Display of Versatility
October 26, 2012
Although this projector has made my television obsolete, it does contain three flaws that need to be addressed. Once again, I have come face to face with my nemesis, the focus wheel. Nothing is worse than getting your projector perfectly placed for a movie or presentation only to have to fumble with the focus wheel. At times, it acts as more of a distraction than a convenience. Another issue is the lack of a remote control. When using it in my home, I have to use a tripod or shelf to elevate it to an aesthetically pleasing level. Even with the touch sensitive volume and mode adjustment, it is a pain to free myself from my Snuggie simply to turn up the sound. Finally, the projector contains only one HDMI cable input, which means you must constantly plug and unplug your plethora of devices or purchase additional hardware.
Brookstone and Texas Instruments have once again raised the bar in the world of pico projectors. Although this device would never serve as a dedicated projector in the home of a videophile, it is merely a matter of time until pico projectors become contenders in the arena of home entertainment. Since multi-tasking has become a part of our culture, many of us demand the same usefulness from our electronics. I am willing to spend $300 on a projector that not only provides a great visual display, but also tags along with me to a formal presentation. The Brookstone HDMI Pocket Projector is not simply an accessory; it is the main attraction.