What, another Viewsonic projector? Yes, but this PLED-W800 is a different creature an extremely portable “pocket” LED projector – we’re talking under 2 pounds, under 2.5 with it’s power brick. It claims a 30,000 hour light engine! We looked at a number of these last year, in this report, and we continue to review such projectors. While pocket projectors are getting bright enough for classroom – a few, consider this class of projector geared more for the mobile educator, that needs something lightweight, that can set up quickly and handle smaller screens and rooms.
That said, the PLED-W800 is one of the nicer small LED projectors around. First of all it sports WXGA resolution, and claims 800 lumens. But the real strength of this projector is it’s PC Free and related capabilities. It supports USB Display, PC free, via SD card, USB, or internal memory, and of course has Apps for iOS and Android. The wireless capability comes from a very small, $129 list price, optional, dongle.
The solo HDMI port supports MHL, so you can also feed the W800 a streaming stick. And if needed you can use the USB as a 5 volt charging port (your phone, or maybe 3D glasses).