Nebula Portable Projector – Review & Comparison

I was intrigued by the unique, minimal design of the Nebula Portable Projector, so I wanted to investigate further. Then, I discovered that it offers both the advantages of a portable unit as well as video qualities of a higher-quality projector.

Family Watching Movie on Wall at Dinner with the Nebula Portable Projector

In other words, you can get the best of both worlds. Plus, if you like watching movies in different locations, the Nebula might be the perfect solution for you.

Note: Just like other projectors, this model displays a brighter, clearer image in darker environments. However, the picture looks surprisingly good in the daylight (indoors, like a conference room).

Review of the Nebula Mars II Projector:

The following video provides a great run-down of the features and functions of this portable projector. Plus, you can see how the image looks, how well the auto-focus works and sound quality of the bluetooth speakers. =) It also gives directions on how to use the projector.

How to Use the Nebula Compact Projector:

Beyond the convenient portability factor, this projector is really easy to use.

Nebula Projector Connectivity Options: USB, Smartphone, DVD Player, X-Box, Firestick, TV Box and moreFor example, you can control all of the functions directly through your phone. In other words, you can use your smartphone as a remote instead of using the included handheld remote controller.

In addition, you can connect various devices to the Mars II. Therefore, you can stream virtually any video you want (ie Youtube, Netflix, etc..).

Simply use the HDMI and USB inputs on the back side of the projector to connect gadgets. Or, mirror content from your phone with Miracast.

Outdoor Home Theater with Nebula Table Top Projector

Cinematic Surround Sound Speakers on Nebula Mars II ProjectorNote: In addition, the Nebula Projector has the ability to act as a bluetooth speaker for other electronics.

For example, you can connect your phone, tablet or laptop to it via bluetooth and use it as an external speaker!

The Mars II comes with a convenient carrying handle and weighs less than 4 lbs. However, I wouldn’t consider it a “pocket projector”. If you want a smaller device that weighs about 1 lbs, check out the Nebula Capsule.

Nebula Mars 2 Projector VS Nebula Capsule Comparison:

First of all, you can get the Capsule Smart W-Fi Mini Projector for about half the price of the Mars II. However, the cheaper price does come with some trade offs.

Portable Projector Comparison

For example, the more expensive Mars II has a 5X brighter picture, has a better resolution and can display a 50% larger image. In other words, the Mars II provides a significantly improved video experience.

Not to mention, you get 2 built-in speakers instead of 1. Plus, they have double the power, resulting in 4X the wattage of the smaller device. Some people describe it as a better cinematic surround sound experience, especially outdoors.

Having said all that, the Capsule has its own advantages. For instance, it’s smaller size makes it more portable. And since it uses less power, the unit can run 25% longer without having to be re-charged. (4 hours instead of 3.)

Specs for the Nebula Portable Projector:

  • Contrast Ratio: Up to 1,000:1
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 (16:9, HD)
  • Brightness: 500 ANSI Lumens
  • DLP IntelliBright Technology (brighter without using excess power)
  • Dimensions: 7″ Long x 4.8″ Wide x 5.24″ TallNebula Mars II Projector
  • Weight: Approximately 4 lbs
  • Color: Black
  • Projector Screen Size: 30″-150″
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Keystone Correction: Vertical: ±40 degrees
  • Automatic Focus
  • Throw Ratio: 100″ at 10.1′; 80″ at 8′; 60″ at 5.7′; 40 ” at 3.8′
  • Audio: (2) 10-Watt Speakers
  • Lamp Life: 30,000 Hours
  • Battery Life: 3 Hours (plenty of time to watch a full-length movie)
  • 12,500 mAh Battery / 3.85V
  • CPU: Quad Core A7
  • Dual Frequency: 2.4 / 5GHz
  • Bluetooth: BT4.0 Dual Mode / A2DP
  • USB: USB 2.0
  • DC-IN: 19V, 3A DC-In
  • OS: Android 7.1
  • Noise Level: <32dB
  • HDMI: HDMI 1.4
  • Connectivity: HDMI, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi & Screen Mirroring
  • Chromecast Not Supported
  • Remote Included
  • Includes Power Adapter and Cord
  • Download the User Manual/Instructions
  • Model #: D2323, Mars II Pro
  • Manufacturer: Anker
  • Phone: 1-800-988-7973
  • Where to Buy the Nebula Mars II Smart Projector

As you have probably guessed, you don’t mount the nebula from the ceiling or wall. However, you can attach it to an adjustable-height projector stand. It adjusts from 26″ to 57′ tall. Therefore, you don’t have to rely on having a table at the exact height you need.


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