Sometimes it just feels good to leave the house. However, getting away from your home media center is not always easy. Why not take some projector accessories with you and take your home theater with you?
Just stop and think for a minute. Everyone in the impasse is excited because they've found out that you have a super cool mini projector. But there are a few things to keep in mind before you drag your precious projector into the backyard of your neighbor for a movie night. How do you all hear the sound without speakers? On which surface do you project the picture? And are you really putting your projector on a table next to a few abandoned drinks and a crowded ashtray? Oh no, you will not fall for it again. That's why it's imperative that you organize yourself before you volunteer your ultra-cool mini-projector for any kind of work.
Imagine if your neighbor wants you to bring your mini-projector into the damp, dark woods for a camping trip. Surely you want to find a way to keep the battery alive. Maybe you have to get creative with a screen and a tripod … Honestly, you should have prepared yourself sooner rather than waiting until the last minute! Luckily we took the best mini-projector accessories on the road. We have kept track of the versatility so you can be sure that this accessory is useful in every context, from camping trips to late-night barbecues.
20 "Portable Projector Screen ($ 76)
If you want to project a video, you should bring a canvas. The quality difference between a real projector screen and the side of a building is truly mind-boggling, and the last thing you want to project on your favorite movie is a textured wall (or worse, a bunch of trees). The Blina 120 "is a safe, good-looking and portable screen. It weighs only 13 pounds and can crumble into a polyester wrapper so you can carry it around or leave it in the car. You do not have to worry about the mud falling into some mud, as the frame of the Blina is sloped so that the weight is distributed and the screen is balanced.
Few see the 120-inch screen size as disappointing. A 120-inch screen is big enough to give a large group a great cinematic experience, and it's really amazing that the Blina is so portable despite its size. Note that the screen on the back panel is not lined, but this is only a problem if a light source emerges behind the screen.
Camp Chief Outdoor Movie Screen 144 "($ 198)
If the Blina is too small for you, consider a larger screen. The huge Camp Chef is unbelievably rampant, which means he's perfect for anyone who wants to take their mini projector along the way. The Camp Chef is built with a steel frame that juts deep into the ground so you know he will not float in the breeze. If you are worried that it will not be enough to put such a big screen in the ground, the Camp Chef can also be tied with some included ropes.
Unlike Blinda, the Camp Chief has a concealed back to prevent it from escaping easily. So, if you were the kind of person Star Wars has always wanted to see in a parking lot (or in a place with heavy light pollution), consider this screen. If you want to project from the back onto the Camp Chef, you can simply remove the back wall.
This projector screen may not work perfectly on a forest camping trip. I mean, it really only depends on where you want to use your projector, but a huge screen like this one will fall off if you can not find a reliable piece of earth to put it in. And even if you find a place where the Camp Chief can be, he may be turned or inclined. In addition, this screen is not nearly as portable as the blinda. It weighs 35 pounds (more than twice as much) and breaks down into pieces. This is a great option for a nice, flat country.
Anchor Soundcore 2 ($ 40)
You have persuaded all your old friends to meet in your mosquito-infested backyard for the movie night so they can hear the movie you created better. Do not let anyone crowd around the projector just to hear the shaky little speaker. Invest in a rugged Bluetooth speaker, such as the Soundcore 2 anchor. The Soundcore 2 is a clear, loud, waterproof speaker with 24-hour battery life. And your projector does not need to have Bluetooth compatibility because the Soundcore 2 anchor has an Aux input.
This is a great travel companion for your projector because it can get pretty loud and not disproportionately large. Not to mention that you can use a lot of non-projectors with a good Bluetooth speaker.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker by JBL Xtreme ($ 198)
If you are looking for a speaker that is louder and more durable than the Soundcore 2, you should take a look at the JBL Xtreme. For Bluetooth speakers, this may seem awkward, but you are exchanging portability for quality. The Xtreme offers plenty of volume, excellent bass and treble reproduction, a waterproof housing and the ability to connect to other speakers. Oh, and he has an aux input, so you can still use it with your Bluetooth-free projector.
That's right. If you need more volume, you can always pair the Xtreme with another JBL speaker. But you probably will not be in a situation where the Xtreme is too quiet. It is powered by a 10,000 mAh battery and can run for 15 hours without charging. It can also be used as a mobile battery when you need to charge your projector or cell phone in no time.
However, there are many reasons not to buy this speaker. For one, there are speakers like the Soundcore 2 anchor that can do the job at a lower incremental price. And many of these cheap Bluetooth speakers can fit in a bag or purse. The JBL Xtreme is about the size of a skateboard and can be tedious to get around. The price and size of the Xtreme, however, does not change the fact that it is a great audio device. Whether you are organizing a party for a large group or hosting a movie night with a handful of friends, Xtreme will enhance the experience.
TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.2 Transmitter ($ 30)
Not all mini projectors have the same structure. Some are heavy, others are light. Some look good, others are ugly. And only a handful of mini projectors are Bluetooth compatible. Luckily, the TaoTronics Bluetooth transmitter is a cost-effective way to add Bluetooth capabilities to your popular projector. Yes, most portable speakers have aux inputs. However, an aux cable physically interconnects the speaker and the projector and restricts speaker placement options. There is also a slim chance that you will lose your reliable aux cable ("friends" tend to "borrow" my cable), and you know that there is never an aux cable when you need it most. Nobody will borrow your TaoTronic Bluetooth transmitter, and it's so small that you can leave it connected to your projector for all eternity.
The Taotronics Bluetooth transmitter can transmit a stereo signal or two mono signals, so if you happen something If you have two Bluetooth speakers, you can use them as well. It takes 10 hours without charging, but you can also keep it connected to the USB port on your projector.
Do not place your projector on the ground. Do not lean on a stump or a trash can. Tripods are not so expensive, they help you balance your image, and keep your mini projector safe. The Neewer Mini Tripod can grow up to 20 inches and carry up to 11 pounds. It is a simple and professional mini tripod. You can rely on that indoors and outdoors.
The Neewer's most friendlier feature is the ball-head, which allows you to pan your projector at any angle. It also has a level so you do not have to worry about getting your picture straight. Just promise that you will not try to pan your projector on the Neewer until you have checked that the projector has a tripod mount.
JOBY GorillaPod SLR-Zoom ($ 39)
Have you always wanted to hang your projector on a projector tree? The Joby GorillaPod SLR Zoom is a tripod with flexible, magnetically stretched legs. This is a great option for users who want to set up spontaneous streaming sessions, or for those who only want the flexibility to project in unconventional environments. Of course your projector must be equipped with a tripod mount if you want to screw it to the Joby.
Yes, you can hang your projector upside down on a rail or clothesline. The crazy things you can do with one of these devices make it a great companion for people who want lots of freedom of movement and do not mind projecting videos on the side of a building or hotel ceiling. May I suggest to suggest a very portable bluetooth speaker for the connection with the Joby?
If you are not a daredevil, you should not use a heavy mini projector with GorillaPod SLR zoom. You see, this tripod can only carry up to 6.6 pounds. If this is a problem for you, take a look at the GorillaPod 5K. It can take 11 pounds.
Pyle Projector Stand ($ 32)
If your mini projector is not equipped with a tripod, you only need a tripod with a flat stand. The Pyle projector stand can be up to 41 inches high, which is more than enough for most situations.
The Pyle is also a great option for people who want to use their laptop or game console with their projector. With the Pyle you have a surface of 16 "x 20" that your stuff can stay on, and most mini projectors are no more than a foot wide. If you're ready to sacrifice some of that area for an extra 9 "height, you should take a look at this 50" pyle tripod.
RAVPower 26800mAh Battery Pack ($ 57)
Why not carry a portable battery? Most mini projectors and Bluetooth speakers have a reasonable battery life, but you can not always charge them. The RAVPower has an impressive load of 26800 mAh (which is great for the price) and can charge three devices at the same time.
Not to mention you can use a portable battery for more than just your mini projector. You could probably use a good portable battery for your phone every day, and the RAVPower has plenty of power at a reasonable price.
CASEMATIX WORKFORCE Projector Case ($ 45)
Whether you're pulling your projector through the wilderness or a home party, you want to keep it safe and dry. The CASEMATIX offers enough space for most mini projectors, remote controls, power cables and small accessories. It has a modular-foam interior, which you can choose according to the shape and size of holes you need. A hard case (or any case) for a projector may seem unnecessary, but offers far more security than a shopping bag.
A good case could outlast your projector or be used for future enhancements. You can also use one of them for your other hobbies. If you handle many microphones, cameras, or sensitive electronics, such a case can often be useful.
Chromecast ($ 35)
I like to leave the house to get some fresh air, but I trained my primitive mammalian brain to only relax when I have access to Youtube or Hulu. Luckily, the Chromecast is an incredibly portable and unobtrusive streaming device. It's so small that you can keep it connected to your projector all the time. Of course, there is no Wi-Fi in the woods or under a bridge, but it's easy to set up your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, and most network operators have free unlimited data rates.
At the end of the day, it does not matter which streaming device you pair with your projector. Some projectors even have rudimentary streaming capabilities. However, the Chromecast works especially well as a mobile device because it does not have a remote control. Anyone can use a phone or laptop to control a Chromecast, which gives you a lot of flexibility. Not to mention that the base Chromecast is only $ 35.