We are back with another chapter of our ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’ series, where we showcase the best campaigns from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. We are here to weed out the least interesting tech and bring forward real innovators. Let’s jump right in.
Other featured campaigns:
- The Blade4000 is a portable charger that also expands storage
- iBand+ induces lucid dreaming and helps you sleep better
- LIVALL smart cycling helmet
- Unleashed will turn your phone into a DSLR remote
Today we are taking a look at the H1, a projector that promises all your home theater needs in a single, affordable and well-built package. Is it all that it is hyped out to be?
This projector starts at $699 on Kickstarter. Needless to say it is not exactly a cheap product, but it has nearly tripled its $100,000 goal and the campaign still has 25 days to go. Why are so many throwing their money at XGIMI? The manufacturer promises plenty of savings when compared to a traditional home theater system.
The H1 projects a 1080p LED image at up to 300 inches and 900 lumens, making for a gigantic, crisp and bright visual experience. But it’s not all about looks. Projectors usually don’t have sound; and when they do it tends to be horrible. XGIMI’s gadget features a 45mm built-in Harman Kardon stereo sound that actually achieves quality audio.
If that’s not enough for you, the projector also comes with support for 4K content, 3D video and keystone correction (both vertically and horizontally).
What really has us going is the fact that this projector does run Android. This could possibly mean that it can be operated without connecting to any external devices. You can simply use the included Bluetooth controller to navigate. But the H1 does come with a full suite of connectivity solutions. Bluetooth, smartphone/tablet mirroring and HDMI are in the list. Other specs include a quad-core 1.75 GHz Mstar 6A928 TV processor, 3 GB of RAM and a Mali-T760 MP4 GPU.
Once again, it starts at $699, but it is looking to be one of the best mobile projectors around. Hit the comments to let us know what you think of it! Are you signing up?