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3M MP225a Pico Projector Review

A deplorably designed pico projector.

March 25, 2012
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Introduction

The MP225A ($299 MSRP) is a relatively inexpensive pico projector from 3M. Though not the smallest pico we have seen (it won’t fit in a jacket pocket but easily in a bag) this projector connects mainly to Apple devices through the included proprietary port. As an extra, you can purchase a VGA cord to connect with a computer, but the Apple port is the way to go with this one. For viewing movies or other content in the dark from a phone, iPod, or tablet, the MP225A is a fun device that could be useful for a few niche audiences. This little projector by no means is intended to replace a home theater setup, as we found some definite drawbacks in our testing, but there are many a consumer out there that will love it for its ease of use. All you have to do is plug it in, and the connected device drives the projection.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity & Media
  9. Power, Noise & Heat
  10. Optoma Pico PK320 Comparison
  11. Aiptek PocketCinema V50 Comparison
  12. AAXA Technologies P4 Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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