Setting up the Projector
Limited Connectivity. The back panel on the S1 offers only three connectors:
1 HDMI, MHL enabled for easy connection to an MHL-capable phone or tablet.
1 mini-plug audio out
1 USB A (For providing power to a USB device)
Keep in mind that you can connect between the HDMI port and a DisplayPort, Apple Lightning port, or a DVI-I or DVI-D port. If you don't have at least one of these on the image source you want to use, however, you won't be able to connect.
Setting up. Assuming you have an appropriate connector on your image source, setting up the S1 is easy. Plug in the cable, turn the projector on, point it at the screen, and focus. Using the power cord is optional, assuming the S1's battery is charged.
One welcome touch is that the focus ring moves more than is typical with small projectors before you'll see a significant change in focus. That makes it easier than with most models to find the best setting. Another plus is that the two rubber feet--one all the way across the front and one across the back--do a good job of holding the projector in place. Most small projectors pivot away from the screen easily if there's even the slightest tension on the cables.
As with most projectors this size, there's no zoom, so you have to move the S1 to adjust image size. For most of my tests, I used a 52" diagonal image with the projector 45" from the screen.
Note too that the S1's vertical offset lines up the bottom of the image with the center of the lens. That works particularly well if you're using a table-top screen on the same table as the projector. If you need to adjust the image position and don't have a tripod, you'll need to tilt the projector up or down by putting something under its front or back edge. If you do that, however, you won't be able to square off the image, since there's no keystone adjustment.
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