Acer Wireless Portable LCD Projector C250i 

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This portable projector has an internal battery big enough to show two full length movies. Connection types are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, direct cable and more. Best of all it costs less than £400 and it has an Auto Portrait mode when needed. The base allows you to connect a tripod, even without one you can choose its position as it is twelve sided.

Acer C250i Portable Projector
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It is 10x10x18cm and setup once I had charged it – recommended at three hours – took only as long as it took me to read the thirteen sides in English in the 176 page Quick Start Guide.

A long press on the on/off button and the projector light comes on with an easy to follow screen that lets you choose the source and how you want to connect.

At this point I had to find two ‘AAA’ batteries to insert in the remote control in order to link it by Wi-Fi to my PC and by default it sets it up as a second screen. Other choices were Bluetooth, Cable connection, MAC and iOS. The lower line of choices are EZCast, Multimedia, HDMI and type ‘C’. They are other options including Auto Portrait under settings.

Having watched a movie in the stated way above I then connected my Android phone and this worked as it should also. Next I tried Bluetooth and apart from streaming another video I also used the unit’s speaker to listen to music all without any problems.

Another choice from the original choices is to use the projector for Gaming, Work or Video.

The rear of the projector near the base is where you can insert the power lead and above this a USB port that can be used to play music or indeed to charge other devices.

On the side is a screw connection for a tripod. Near the top of the 18cm height is where the projector light is and should you need it there is a ring around it to focus.

The top has an enter button and a five position button to make choices. Most of these can be duplicated on the supplied remote control.

The base has another tripod screw as well as HDMI input, USB ‘C’, audio in, micro SD and another DC input.

Even with some light in the room the images showed up well on a white or off white wall and even gave a satisfactory result on the ceiling.

Certainly a lot easier to use – with a lot more input options – than most projectors.

While it is not quite plug and play the choices are straightforward and providing you have the Quick Start Guide nearby any problems you may have should be easily sorted.

Acer C250i is available from the link below for £365.88.

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