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If you think that projectors have to be big and bulky, you haven’t met the mobile all-in-one E-Tone EX1 PC projector.

The word that comes to mind when looking at the tiny and portable E-Tone EX1 projector is travel friendly. Although it’s cubic in form, it is no bigger than a tennis ball (63 mm by 68 mm, to be exact), and easy to envision placing it, along with its included mini tripod, in your carry-on bag, purse or backpack, leaving plenty of room to spare. It’s also suitably light at a mere 202 g.

The device boasts its own 1 GHz Cortex A7 dual core processor and 1 GB of memory, along with 8 GB of built-in storage, and runs off of the Android 4.2 OS, the latter of which makes it particularly versatile. Furthermore, it is able to connect to and beam an image from a variety of secondary devices, including notebooks, smartphones, tablet PCs and of course media can also be brought into it by using a USB flashdrive. Up to 32 GB external storage is supported. 

As for supported formats, the  E-Tone EX1 is friendly to some of the more familiar ones, including AVI and MOV, plus it contains Wi-Fi, so no cables are necessary.

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Considering its small size, the picture it can throw is quite impressive; even though it only offers 45 lumens, we found this to be sufficient in a moderately darkened room. Additionally, it can render an image from 5" up to 80" image in size, although, in this respect, we found smaller is definitely sharper.

As for audio, you can either rely on the device’s included (single) speaker, or a better option in our opinion, connect a pair of headphones and enjoy your content through them. For those who have work, rather than entertainment on mind, the tiny projector can host a presentation on it without the need for a notebook, and a Bluetooth mouse can then be connected to the device for navigation, although an optical mouse (track button) is to be found on the top of the device.

The more we used it, the more impressed we became with the idea and the potentials of the  E-Tone EX1, with the old axiom dynamite comes in small package coming to mind. RRP: R5 000 from E-Tone Technology, Tel: 011-615-2774.

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Midi Electronics

5 Harling Street, Mulbarton.

Tel: 011-432-2789

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