3M MP180 Pocket Projector
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Share your favourite movies, make business presentations, project photo slideshows and browse the web virtually anywhere with the 3M PocketProjector MP180. Ideal for mobile professionals and spontaneous sharers, this palm-sized, versatile projector lets you display your media content in crisp vivid images up to 80 inches. Transfer your digital content on to the 4GB internal memory and you are ready to share, no cables, no connections, no fuss. The MP180 is simply the ultimate pocket projector.
Feature Rich - Project Presentations, Movies, Photos, Websites and More
With the 3M PocketProjector MP180, you won't have to gather around a small phone screen or a difficult-to-read laptop in order to share your digital content. And you can keep your cumbersome office projector back at the office where it belongs.
Weighing a mere 338 grams and measuring a compact 150x65x30.5 mm (L x W x H), this versatile projector can be carried comfortably in a bag or pocket and fits in the palm of your hand. The MP180 boasts a variety of built in functions which allow you to operate the projector without a companion device attached. Browse the web, project your presentations and documents, watch your movies and view your photos all from the palm of your hand projected via the 32 lumen LED light engine. An easy-to-navigate 2.4” LCD Touchscreen provides you with instant access to your menus and files for each function.
Share Your Digital Media Virtually Anywhere
The MP180 connects via USB or Bluetooth® to a variety of devices, simply transfer your media files on to the 4GB on-board memory and you are ready to project. When connected to a PC or laptop via the USB cable provided, simply drag and drop your media content in to the MP180 folder, and the projector will sort your files into the appropriate category. The MP180 projects a variety of popular file formats, so there is no need for complex file conversion just to project your content (more format information can be found in the compatibility section).
Microsoft Office™ and Adobe™ compatibility provides ultimate simplicity when loading and projecting document and presentation files, simply select the document function from the navigation menu and your files will be listed in the relevant folder. Select the file and present, the MP180 glides from zero to presentation in seconds. Additional functionality allows you to then scroll and zoom around your documents, while the slideshow function can be set at various speeds to assist in professional presentations.
The projector can also connect directly to a wide range of devices via the included VGA and composite video cables for native high-resolution projections of up to 800 by 600 pixels. Other resolutions also supported include SVGA, XGA and WXGA, all in 4:3 aspect ratio. Despite the slim line and ultra-portable design, 3M light management technology still produces high quality images with industry-leading optical and energy efficiency.
Boasting twice the lumens of its predecessor, the MP180's display remains consistently bright--even when you're running the device on its lithium-ion polymer battery. A full two hours of battery life increases the projector's versatility, and even when those batteries are getting low you can always rely on the MP180 to maintain the same level of brightness.
Features Built-In Speakers and Audio Out
The MP180 comes equipped with two built-in 3/4-watt speakers that produce robust sound for enjoying music, movies, and videos. It also features audio out, so you can take advantage of headphones or additional speakers via a generic 3.5mm audio jack.
The device's intuitive buttons couldn't be easier to operate, a simple on/off function, volume controls with mute option, and a battery life indicator. The MP180 also features a flip stand intuitively built in to the base of the unit, offering a stable height adjustment, while the universal 6.35mm tripod socket allows the user to manipulate height with the 3M tripod supplied, or utilise compatible tripods and security locks.
Compatibility and Warranty Information
The MP180 is compatible with DVD players, digital camcorders, digital cameras, gaming consoles, laptops, tablets, PCs, smartphones and portable media players.
Based on smartphone capability, the MP180 can make the small screen of your phone large and easy to show to groups. Be sure to test with your phones, as some manufacturers block content out of phones, while older devices (such as previous generations of BlackBerry) do not have a video- or TV-out and can therefore not be connected to the MP180.
The 3M PocketProjector MP180 is backed by a one-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
MP180 Projector, Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery, Mains Charger with AC Adapter (UK, US, EU, AUS), VGA Cable, Composite Video Cable, 3 x RCA Female to Female Adapters, Tripod, Soft Carry Pouch, Quick Start Guide, Product Safety Guide.
3M PocketProjector MP180
- Pocket-sized projector for mobile presentations and sharing photos on the go
- SVGA-resolution for crisp images
- Projects up to 80-inch screen size
- 32 lumens of brightness
- Built-in 3/4-watt speakers
Top Customer Reviews
- Excellent image quality for it size (the best so far I think).
- Great built quality.
- Great battery life.
- Comes with all accessories you will need.
- The user interface is very basic and also buggy, is not what you would expect for this price range. It is even hard and slow to copy files via USB.
- The files that you can really use without a computer are much more restricted that you think only a few codecs are supported.
- The wifi and bluetooth are practically useless
Excellent pocket projector for using it connected to your desktop, laptop , iPhone, iPad, android, notebook, etc etc.
If you're plan is to travel with only the projector without computer. You will have to take your time preparing all your files, converting all videos and basically making sure everything is working. (long and tedious process)
Consider the model MP150 witch is exactly the same but without the standalone features and much cheaper.
There are two things, though, I must mention, that do not satisfy me in this projector. The first one is the very limited ability to focus, as well as the fact the focus knob isn't very precise in its movement, so it is hard to make a fine adjustment. The sencond thing, which is a major annoyance and the reason I didn't give this projector the full 5 stars, is the battery. Even though it is announced the battery will last for 2 hours in full brightness, and you are not told is that even with the projector off the battery remains in use and it will just go. The time you get to the place where you're making the presentation, part of the battery will be discharged. If you happened to charge it the day before, then the chances are it will be depleted. So, the only way to actually have the 2 hours battery power is by charging it fully, remove the battery and only attach it just before you use the projector.
Another small annoyance that just popped into my mind is the number of times the GUI actually freezes. It seems to be Linux based, but constantly freezes. The browser used is also a very old version of a browser (looks a lot like very old versions of Internet Explorer) and there's a lot of web sites content that will not work on it.
As a projector, though, great tool, with a lot of room for improvement. I am looking forward to an update of firmware, which will hopefully fix some of these problems.Read more ›
I did hit a glitch when trying to show some photos to family. It took about 10mins to work out how to show a slideshow from the iPad. It eventually worked but only after some playing around as there are no instructions for connecting it to Apple products, a serious omission in this day and age. Overall, worth getting if you are looking for portable projector capability.
The WIFI function ideally has no use!!
The SD card reader does not work correctly and reboots the projector
The screen resolution is not very good and needs an absolute dark place to show understanding image!
The battery life is not very good like they claim. It works for about 20-30min
The user interface is doggy!
The cable that comes with the projector only can be used for laptop/computer VGA. Couldn't find another HDMI cable which can be used to connect in any other HDMI interface!
Respecting other buyer's recommendation i bought this projector. But soon realized, it is an absolute waste of money. It has been sometime I have bought this projector, so can't return it, but definitely will not recommend this one to anyone else.
I change my mind to go with Qumi Q5 which is cover 90'' as original, but I'm using it with 120'' screen like real Cinema, but the price is double.