AAXA Technologies P4 Pico Projector Review
The included tripod is neat and easy to set up. We appreciate that it was included as well. For many of the pico projectors, it was hard to get the perfect height or angle to display a squared picture on our screen. This tripod certainly helps.
The AAXA Technologies P4 uses three powerful LED lights behind the DLP lens to project a picture. These LED are tested for 20,000 hours of total life.
Remote Control Tour
The optional keyboard is a great size and works well with the thumbs for controlling the CE operating system. Given the open ended nature of Windows CE having a full keyboard could come in handy for more advanced functions.
The included remote is a little less helpful. There are both directional buttons, and buttons that have up, down, left, and right written on them. Which set of buttons to use gets confusing, because the functions switch regularly throughout the menus. Further, there are some menus where neither set of directional buttons works. And then there's the "Sour" button. Given that this button did not work in several menu layers, we were at first unsure what this meant, but this is French for source, or possibly truncated English for source. Either way, it doesn't make much sense.
In the Box
The included accessories are probably the best part of this projector. You get three cords, a VGA, a mini-USB to USB, and an AV connector. There is a remote, a tripod, an AV adapter, a paper manual, and some warranty documents.
Not the smallest projector we have seen, the AAXA Technologies P4 could fit in a jacket pocket, but not so comfortably. At 5.6 inches long, 2.8 wide, and 1.2 thick, this oversized Hershey bar can be packed into just about any bag. The lack of a carrying case makes this a bit more difficult, you will want to be extra careful carrying this one around with no protection.
With no auto setup, auto keystone, auto color correction modes, we have to score the setup as zero. We have to, we're sorry. It wouldn't be fair to all the other projectors out there that worked hard to have these included features.
We always like a black rubberized, matte casing on our gadgets. It won't show wear marks, it won't show fingerprints, it makes for a good grip, and it just looks nice. Now, onto making this thing work well...
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