If you have an iPad, no matter if it is the first version or the latest, chances are that you already know most of what it can do. If you use your device for school or work, you are already doing more with it than just playing games and surfing the Internet. But are you using it in a way that makes full use of its capabilities?
With an iPad projector, you can turn your tablet into a means of presenting information to a group of people no matter how big or small. Whether you are a student, a small business owner, or an employee, your iPad can be the best tool that you have. The advent of mini projectors has transformed iPads into projectors that can transfer the power of the devices to an audience.
IPad Mini Projectors
If you perform an Internet search for iPad mini projectors, you will be given a fair amount of results. There are several mini projectors on today’s market; each has its pros and cons, and while several might be “good enough,” there is undoubtedly one that will have all of the components that you are looking for.
It is our mission to help you choose the iPad mini projector that will best suit your wants and needs. Before you try to decide on the right mini projector for you, you have to consider the reasons why you might use one.
The iPad can be considered one of the richest media devices of the century. With a projector and your Keynote app, for example, you can share your ideas on the big screen, helping your audience to follow your train of thought. Using a mini projector with your iPad means that you can forego lugging around your bulky laptop for the same purpose. Simply plug the projector into your iPad and you are good to go.
Beyond work and school, imagine being able to project a movie from your iPad onto a larger screen. Heck, you can even project a movie onto your wall if you wish. You can easily find mini projectors that have resolution capabilities that go far beyond adequate. No matter what you can look at on the screen of your iPad, you can view in a much bigger way.
The Best IPad Projectors on the Market
We have taken the time to review most of the iPad projectors that are available for purchase on today’s market. Some are so-so and some are fantastic. Some have come and gone, and some have stayed for the long haul. Here are what we consider to be some of the best iPad mini projectors on the shelf today.
MicroVision SHOWWX Laser Mini Projector
This mini projector is, in our humble opinion, one of the best projectors you will find on today’s market. With a PicoP display engine, it is built for any purpose you can dream up. One of the things that we find especially charming about this projector is that it comes with all of the accessories that you will need to have it up and running out of the box.
Optoma PK301 PICO Pocket Projector
If you are looking for a projector that offers a few bells and whistles, this one is an excellent choice. There is an impressive array of features, and the build quality of this little machine is superb. The compatibility with your iPad will make you wonder why you didn’t buy this projector sooner.
Cinema Swivel Mutlimedia Mini Projector
This little projector is made specifically for mobile devices. The 90-degree tilt allows you to project an image onto any surface you choose…literally. Display movies on a wall or if you are lounging on the bed, right onto your ceiling.
Optoma EP-PK-101 Mini Projector
This mini projector isn’t the latest or greatest, but it still offers a fair punch for your dollar. Like few other projectors, this one comes packed with all of the cables that you will need to plug and play. Although this projector may not be a number one pick, it is a perfect option for those looking for a budget-friendly option.
BenQ Joybee GP2 IPhone Mini Projector
If we had to choose just one mini projector to suggest to end users, this is it. Use this projector for every type of application in home or at the office. With a line of features that is not easily found in other mini projectors, we believe that this is machine is a standout.
General Imaging PJ205 ipico Handheld LED Personal Projector
Turn your iPad into a television with this handy little projector. Infinitely more affordable than a large-screen television, you can project any size picture in a range from five to 50 inches. Cut out your cable bill and watch television online. You are no longer relegated to a small tablet screen.
E-rainbow 60” Portable Mini HD LED Projector
Project a picture size of up to 80 inches onto any vertical surface you choose. Maybe best of all is that this projector comes with a remote control. Perfect for business presentations, you will find your company’s outdated slide projector a thing of the past.
AAXA P4 P4X Pico Projector
Claiming to be the world’s brightest projector that runs on batteries, this little gem fits into the palm of your hand. A single charge will run the machine for just over an hour, making it your go-to projector for short presentations. Vibrant-color technology ensures that your picture will never look blurry or washed out.
Brookstone’s HDMI Pocket Projector Mobile
Built-in speakers mean that you do not have to struggle to hear your presentation and neither does your audience. Focus control allows you to sharpen your image onto a 60” surface. Weighing under a pound, this mini projector is easily carried in your bag without adding uncomfortable weight.
Mini Shop HDMI Multimedia Portable Mini HD LED Projector
This handy little projector enables you to broadcast your media images up to 100 inches in height. Change from 4:3 to 16:9 ratio without any effort, and carry the small projector in your hand. MP4, MP3 and 3D are all supported, making this projector fantastic for all of your needs.
SP-W500 640*360 HDMI Mini HD LED Projector
This WiFi enabled projector negates the need for cumbersome cords. LP technology provides colorful, sharp pictures, and a projection size of up to 60” means that you can play movies as easily as presentations. A rechargeable battery keeps you moving, and the projector can double as a power bank for your device.
AAXA LED Pico Projector
80-minute battery life means that you can watch most movies on a single charge. Vibrant color technology and multiple connections will have you using this projector with multiple devices. Perfect for presentations and for sharing personal media files, this is one of the best pocket-sized projectors on the market.
Bostcrew 16W 320*240 50Lumens Mini LED LCD Home Cinema Theater Projector
This mini projector features the latest technology, allowing you to project your media onto virtually any surface. Small and light, the machine is easy to transport in your messenger bag or briefcase. The low power consumption makes this projector an excellent green choice.
AAXA P2 Jr Pico Projector
If you are looking for a true pocket-sized projector, this is the one. Weighing in at less than half of a pound, the projector is super portable. Built-in speakers, a 15,000-hour lamp life, and low-light condition projection make this a projector worth a second look.
Vigrand Projector 80 Ansil Lumens Multimedia LED LCD Portable Projector
Easily found for under $75, this projector is friendly on the wallet. Available in several colors, this mini projector is as stylish as it is useful. Unfortunately, this is one of those projectors that will require you to purchase cables suitable for your device.
MOONSUN Portable Smart FHD 1080P LED Mini Home Projector
Multiple menu languages, low power consumption, and a multi-function interface make this a top choice among mini projectors for you iPad. Small and light, the projector provides crisp, vibrant colors with picture delivery of up to 80”.
Excelvan LED LCD Portable Mini Multimedia Projector
This projector is perfect for users of any age. Whether you need a mini projector for school, work or play, this is a solid choice. Built-in speakers, a long-lasting lamp, and lightweight design make this a good candidate. Easily switch between 4:3 and 16:9 for a variety of media types.
IncrediSonic Pico Projector Vue Series PMJ-500 3D DLP 500 Lumens Projector
No one can tell you that this mini projector is cheap, but we can tell you that it is worth every penny you will pay for it. You can display an impressive 115” image onto any surface with this portable projector. The machine automatically turns your image into a perfect square, and is ready to convert your images from 2D to 3D.
Epson EX7235 Pro Mini Projector
You can purchase this projector in a wired or wireless version; we prefer the wireless. The only additional piece of equipment you need is not really equipment at all, but the Epson projection app. Get it and turn your tablet into a virtual movie theater. The professional grade projector will have you turning to your tablet for movies, slide shows and more.
Bestcrew HDMI Multimedia Portable Mini HD LED LCD Projector Cinema Theater
With a net weight of only 550 grams, you will find this little projector a pleasure to carry in your laptop or messenger bag. Project an image up to 120” at a maximum distance of 3.5 meters. A remote control makes using this projector a breeze from anywhere in the room.
Green Fashion 60” Portable Mini 48 Lumens Portable White Projector
Play video and presentations directly from your iPad or from your USB storage device; the choice is yours. If there is one drawback to this projector, the LED light leaves something to be desired. In dark rooms, the projector cannot be beat. In low- to moderate-light, you will find that the picture may not be as clear as you desire.
Vigrand 2013 Projector
Display photos, movies and presentations with the best of them. An included aluminum alloy tripod makes this mini projector one of the best choices for business and school presentations. The white, modern color makes the projector as unobtrusive as possible. Compatible across a wide array of devices, this will be the only projector you need to buy.
Koolertron Multimedia LED LCD Portable VGA Mini Projector
Use this projector with your computer, laptop, iPhone or iPad. Dual ventilation holes keep the machine cool as it displays your favorite movies and presentations with 320 x 240 resolution on a screen size up to 45”. SD card interface, more than 20,000 hours of lamp life, and a 3-in-1 AV input round out the features of this handy projector.
Mini Shop HDMI Multimedia Portable Mini HD LED Projector
You do not have to be a lady to love pink, but we think that the woman in your life will love this mini projector. Small, light weight, and easy to connect, this small machine is a power house when it comes to projecting your images onto a larger screen. Get a maximum picture of up to 100” and lower your carbon footprint with this electricity-saving device.
Sourcingbay Portable Mini HD LED Projector Cinema Theater
With a front projection distance of between one and four meters, this machine allows you to operate it manually or with the included remote. Project an image up to 80” with a resolution of up to 1920 x 1080. Built-in speakers ensure that your audience will hear anything that you record with your presentation.
Smrroy er 5sd Projector for iPad2
You do not have to have the latest and greatest iPad to display your presentations with a mini projector. This machine is built to be compatible with the iPad 2. The embedded, rechargeable battery means that this projector is truly portable. Palm-sized and easy to carry, you will enjoy using this machine as much as your audience does.
Having an available screen or AV system no longer dictates your ability to present your material. If you have an iPad and a mini projector, you have a presentation in your bag! Any of these projectors would make an excellent choice, depending on your needs.
We hope you found our list to be both informative and helpful. Our goal was to provide you with a comprehensive picture of the different types of makes and models of iPad mini projectors that are available on the market so that you can make the best selection that fits both your viewing needs and budget.