pocket-projector2When I was a kid, one of my neighbours bought an old movie projector from our high school, and would show movies in his backyard on a sheet draped over his garage door. Back then, he wasn’t able to get any newer movies for that dusty reel-to-reel, however I do remember watching Herbie the Love Bug (the Disney classic about an adorable VW Bug come to life), although thanks to the age of the projector, it was a bit stutter-y and blurred. Still, it was fun to occasionally sit under the stars on a lawn chair and get a sort-of cinema experience away from a real theatre.

More recently, home projectors evolved into big bulky units that weren’t very portable, or very affordable, at that. But today, home entertainment afficianados can bring their movies and multi-media pretty much anywhere, thanks to smaller and more lightweight projectors on the market. The ASUS ZenBeam E1 DLP Pocket Projector is (as the name implies) one of the smallest out there, and at a consumer-friendly price, too. The projector is now available at Best Buy, and I’ll fill you in on how it helps you bring home entertainment, as well as business presentations, anywhere you please.


ASUS ZenBeam E1 DLP Pocket Projector Specs


The ASUS “Pico” Pocket Projector has a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers about five hours of playtime, plus it doubles as a power bank for recharging your devices. Pico projectors are just a class of battery-powered portable projectors. This one features IntelliBright display technology that boosts image brightness and contrast. It has a native 854 x 480 resolution, with a maximum screen size of 120 inches and aspect ratio of 16:9. It can take Full HD 1080p video sources and automatically scales the content to WVGA resolution. It has both HDMI and MHL connectivity, so you can use it with computers, smartphones and other streaming devices. It also sports an integrated speaker with ASUS SonicMaster audio, so you have some sound to go with your visuals that are a bit more professional than your typical smartphone speaker.


Uses for the ASUS Pocket Projector


Thanks to the itty-bitty size and affordability of the ASUS ZenBeam E1 DLP Pocket Projector, you can find all sorts of uses for this handy device. Movie fans will love having this thing around for whenever, or wherever you want to have an impromptu movie night. You can project something from NetFlix from your PC to a garage door (May I suggest Herbie the Love bug, for nostalgia’s sake?), or a YouTube video from your smartphone. And you don’t need a big screen TV for the big game, when you can use this to project all the action from a streaming service to any wall in your home. Have a big screen cinema experience while out camping, or maybe project your videos or movies on the ceiling, so you can just lay back, and lazily (and I do mean, like, really lazily) stare up without risking a stiff neck.


The ASUS ZenBeam E1 DLP Pocket Projector is equally handy for business folks. Instead of having to lug around a ton of projector equipment for your presentations, you can just whip this out and dazzle your audience anywhere and on practically any surface. Imagine, never missing an opportunity to give a presentation or show a wicked video of your product, because you’ve got a full video and audio projector right in your pocket.

This small projector is now available from Best Buy.


Steven Hill
I am an award-winning writer, freelance journalist and blogger who is a self-confessed geek and tech lover. When not playing the latest video games or salivating over the newest gadgets, I enjoy cooking for my family, mountain biking or snowboarding the deep powder on Whistler Mountain.