Summary: Personal Experience I own the uniden ulp 1000 and the newer Microvision + which claims to be 50% brighter with 15 lumens. To be 50% brighter it would have to be 50 lumens not 15. There is very little difference between the 2 projectors. The unidens image about 20% larger from the same projection distance and it uses the whole chip to create the 16:9 image. I think its better than the newer Showmx+. Problems None at this point. Paid $100.00 on craigslist.
Summary: Personal Experience My first impressions were not so great. Image was soft and unit shut down after a few minutes. I then tried streaming video from Youtube in HD quality and this made a big difference. Image is sharp and looks very good up to around 50 inches. You have to set your ipod to never shut down or the projector will turn off. Problems Unit will shut down if it gets to hot!
Summary: Washing State's MicroVision SHOWWX+ Laser Pocket Projector is THE only tiny projector to buy.. don't get a White LED driven one (Sony, 3M, etc) as the brightness is horrible. This was the first LASER projector. Microvision pioneered the 3-colored engine specially design LED LASERS to project coherent light... so there's no focussing and ther's no lens. It uses the TI DLP prinicple to point its lasers at. It's still difficult to see in a brightly lit room...
Summary: The projector works great! The room does have to be dim. Great with iPhone 4 and below. I have made it work with my iPhone 5 using VGA. Video streaming using this is awesome! I also use mine for video games from my phone and a controller.. I have seen some complaints about not being able to see photos. By default iphone will not send out a signal for a photo unless its a slide show. Only way around that is to jailbreak your phone. (Which I have done).
Summary: I bought this a few months ago to use as emergency backup for a presentation that I had to give in a place famous for the dysfunction of its own AV system. I guess that was all the threat it needed, because the built-in system worked fine and I didn't have to use the PICO projector. But I have been using it for all sorts of other things since then and I think it's amazing. It is easy to set up and effortless to use.
Summary: Too bad these guys are leaving the projector business. Laser is great because you really don't have to focus between 1 and 12 feet. Now, laser is expensive so there's that and as with every projector I have bought: NO SOFTWARE app to get more use out of it. again, my Go universal app works perfectly on this pico as with all my others. I can't believe every maker isn't bundling this software. So, a good project but pricey.
Summary: This projector is awesome, but when it's connected to an iPhone 4/4S, iPod Touch or an iPad, projection functionality is limited by the video out capability of the app used and Apple. We have just launched an app, Go Universal, on the iTunes store that lets you unleash the power of your projector! Now you can easily project and share Facebook, the World Wide Web, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files and more. Check out Go Universal on the iTunes App store!
Summary: This pocket sized projector is a ot of fun. Hooks up to your Ipod or computer easily. No software to download or anything, just plug and play. Uses a pretty standard hookup to charge the battery, the same hookup I use for my phone. The charger port on the device is kind of weak though, I am still trying to find some place to repair it so I can use it again. I have had a lot of hours out of ths device, used it for entertainment and work.
Summary: I read the literature-I should have read the lowball reviews. THIS THING DOES NOT, NOT, display photos, either from Ipad (as it says it does) nor from camera (Nikon, composite vid out). If all you want to do is look at movies, or with the help of some spendy aps, some PDF presentations, well, maybe. The graphics are very good, brilliant, and nice to look at, if all you want is movies.