REVIEWED: Philips PicoPix PPX2055 pocket projector

This 114g gadget is one of the smallest, most hassle-free Pico projectors on sale, but it needs a laptop

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Shipping without a power cable, the Philips PicoPix PPX2055 instead relies for power on the laptop it’s destined to be hooked-up to. Attached via a USB cable for both power and data, this is one of the smallest, most hassle-free Pico projectors on sale.

Compromises

An DLP LED engine inside, the Philips PicoPix PPX2055 is the result of compromises. Weighing a mere 114g and small enough to fit in the top pocket of a shirt or jacket, the PPX2055’s 854×480 pixel resolution is pretty low – it doesn’t even reach hi-def levels of resolution and barely reaches DVD.

Brightness

The Philips PicoPix PPX2055 reaches just 55 lumens brightness, which is just enough to create a watchable 50-inch image in a darkened room.Sold with a small fabric pouch that looks more like protection for a tiny camera, the PPX2055’s single mini USB slot is all it has, with software and drivers stored on the projector itself enough to start laptop mirroring via its Picopix Viewer 2 software.

Price as reviewed: £179.99

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