Review – Vivitek Qumi Q2 HD LED Pocket Projector
- Really cute, compact design
- Remarkably good Image quality
- Great connectivity and file playback support
- Puny Noise
- It Is Pricey for a pico projector
- Runs noisily in bright Manner
- Review Cost: #500.00
- Pocket-sized projector
- WXGA native resolution
- 30,000 hour LED life
- Up to 300 lumens of brightness
Pocket/pico projectors are a terrific idea, there’s little doubt about that. Having the ability to carry around in your pocket a display device capable of producing images around 90in across at the drop of a hat is brilliant.
However, the huge majority of pico projectors have a ‘little’ problem. Namely that they’re rubbish. Or at least, they are rubbish if you appreciate picture quality in any way at all. Some of the smallest versions we have seen are so short of brightness, for example, that they struggle to generate a picture where you can also see what is happening.
This Vivitek version has allegedly been designed and built from the ground up to deal with the regular quality problems, backing up this claim with these remarkable stats as a 300-lumen brightness output capable of driving a picture of up to 90in, and a much more startling 2500:1 contrast ratio. Additionally, remarkably, the Qumi is 3D-Ready, if used along with a DLP-Link system.
This is all in spite of the fact that the Qumi is very much still pocket-sized. It measures 160(w) x 31(h) x 100(d)mm in its own cotton socks, and weighs only 617g — and it ships with a carry pouch to protect it from damage from the rest of the crap you probably have tucked away in your pockets.
In addition to being small, the Qumi is also really quite beautiful with its low profile and its shiny and incredibly robust white and grey bodywork (a black version is also available).
At the core of the Qumi, as you’d expect, is located an LED light source and a Texas Instruments Single Pico DLP optical apparatus.
As usual with Pico projectors there is no optical zoom facility; the throw ratio is locked at 1.55:1 (distance/width). There’s a pleasingly ‘tight’ focus wheel down the projector’s right side, however, and the projector comes with keystone correction and digital zoom tools. As ever, however, you should remember that Keystone and electronic zoom tools necessarily distort the picture. So avoid them if possible.
In this video we take a look at the Vivitek Qumi High Definition LED Pocket Projector. Appreciate!