Feb 01 2018

OJO Portable Switch Projector Review

The OJO Switch Projector from YesOjo recently launched after a few delays from government certifications early this year. I had purchased this during the IndieGoGo campaign for $269 USD and now retails for $349.

Technical Specifications:
· Display Technology: Texas Instruments DLP 0.2” DMD LED projection
· Luminance: 200 Lumens
· Resolution: 854*480 Pixel
· Contrast Ratio: >1000:1
· Projection Ratio: 16:9 Projection
· Screen Size: 30”-120”
· Interface: HDMI input, 2 USB 3.0, USB Type-C for input and charging Nintendo Switch,
· Output, 3.5” Line out.
· Speaker output: 5W
· Battery: Panasonic High Capacity Lithium Battery – 3.7V 20400mAh
· Expected play time: 4 hours per charge
· Charging Current: 15V 2.6 A
· PowerBank: 5v/2A output
· Size: Dimensions(mm) 172*80*70
· Cooling fan for DMD projector: 11000 RPM turbo fan
· Cooling fan for NS:7600 RPM fan

The projector comes with a power cable and has a nice weight to it. The fans do get a bit noisy, but is expected for a small projector. There is an I/O bay with HDMI In, 3.5mm audio output and two USB ports that act as a battery bank. With a 5W speaker, audio is loud enough. Four buttons on top of the unit are used for volume and projector lens focus. If the unit is tilted up or down, the projector will adjust your image so it’ll be squared on.

The projected image is bright in both dim and a lit room and it doubles as an HDMI projector in a pinch, but is more likely used for playing the Switch on the go on a bigger screen. Colours are true to the image, though if the wall you project onto is of a different colour, it will take on that colour. Screen resolution is 16:9 with 854×480 pixels. As a projector, I wish the resolution was a bit higher at 720 or 1080, but at the price point for a portable projector that doubles as a Switch dock and a power bank, I’m not going to gripe about it as much.

I did get the carrying case as a bonus and will fit the Switch (with JoyCons connected), the projector, power cable, small hard case for games and a Switch Pro Controller. It’s a foam padded hard case with a splashproof cloth-like exterior and is well made. It does have a carrying handle and a carrying strap as well. It’s well made and will protect whatever’s in there quite well.

Overall, the OJO Switch Projector is a great tool for those who have the extra cash to spend on a nice toy, don’t have the space for a traditional TV or has lots of downtime and can project an image onto a wall. There are a few things that can be improved on like a higher resolution, brightness, contrast and colour correction.

Ratings

Battery 4/5
Audio 4/5
Colour/Picture Tuning 3/5
Screen Resolution 3/5
Brightness 4/5
Usability 4/5
Portability 5/5

Overall 4/5

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