Summary: I was skeptical about this projector when I ordered it, but it turned out to exceed my expectations in every way. Its greatest benefit is its portability, but it has replaced my (low def) TV. I now watch TV and movies across an entire 100 ft wall, though I could watch a dim movie across the neighbors entire lawn!
For the price, buy the SHOWWX+ rather than the SHOWWX
7 October 2012
Summary: THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE SHOWWX+ NOT THE SHOWWX When I first heard about this laser-based pico projector in 2010 I was intrigued. After much searching I could not for the life of me find a Canadian distributor. A few months ago I noticed that the price had come down considerably so I bought one from Underwaterfireman (the only Canadian distrubutor I've found yet). The picture is very good and the image has a certain scintilated look to it. Pros: HDMI input.
Summary: After comparing many of these pico projectors, including TI's next generation WVGA DLP pico, the SHOWWX clearly has the best image quality. Battery life is not bad, I've exceeded 1 hr 40 minutes on a single charge. Using lasers does not make this projector dangerous, in fact, being a laser device requires it to be regulated. In this case the SHOWWX has a Class II IEC label on it, which, as I've read, is accepted globally as eye safe...
Pros: Infinite focus is AMAZING! Image quality is better than expected! Form factor is not only small but it hardly weights anything
Cons: 10 lumens is the bare minimum, wished it was 15-20 Runs a little warm, but not to the point of unacceptable