3M MP225a Pico Projector Review
A deplorably designed pico projector.
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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