AAXA’s 720P LCOS LED HD Pico Projector


AAXA has recently released their latest model of pico projector and we were fortunate enough to get our hands on the ST200 720P LED Projector for a review; and we are impressed with the little titan. Boasting features such as a built media interface, lithium ion battery (allowing up to 60 minutes of run time), and a built in speaker this little machine is ready to go right out of the box. Weighing in at just 11 oz. the ST200 can produce an image up to 100 inches. Getting to those files or launching games on the small projector is a breeze with it’s on board controls and media interface. Allowing you to play media from a range of devices via a USB port, SD card slot, and HDMI input. There is also a port to connect to a portable speakers which makes game play, movies, and music even better.


Check out the ST200 in action in the video below.


Compared to it’s competitors AAXA’s ST200 50 lumens mini projector is featured rich and versatile. It is very user friendly and can be used by anyone. It is priced competitively in it’s class and is something to look into if you’re in the market for a pico projector. Check out the link below for the Amazon listing.


Epson EX3220 vs AAXA P450, we reviewed a venerable full-sized Epson projector and compared it with a LED pico projector, the results are suprising.

The dominant technology in business and education projectors has been the Epson 3LCD class of projectors.  These projectors provide a great balance of brightness, resolution, and value to most professional users.  A new comer to the projection arena has been the LED Pico and micro projectors.  When these projectors first started out they were extremely poor products – no better than toys at 10 lumens and 320×230 resolution.  Today the micro projector has matured to become a serious contender in the business and education projector market.  But how far has it truly come?  We compared an Epson 3LCD projector (the EX3220) with a new comer, the AAXA technologies P450 micro projector,  The EX3220 coming in at 3000 lumens is definitely going to be a lot brighter than the 450 the P450 has to offer however we’re excited to see how these projectors will stand against each other considering the massive size difference..

P450 Epson size final reduced



Back view size comparison reduced


The first thing you notice about the AAXA projector is that it is small.  It’s actually something that you can carry in your purse, briefcase, or even in your pocket (no skinny jeans!)  Whereas the Epson 3LCD projectors are something you still need a dedicated backpack for.


The main difference between the new Pico projectors and the traditional projectors such as the Epson, Optima, Acer, or Benq projectors of the past is that the new Pico projectors use an LED light source instead of the traditional UHP light source.  What this means is that the LED projectors can turn on instantly, and can turn off instantly.  No more warm-up and cool down times.  Another important benefit of the LED light source is the lifespan which typically last anywhere from 15,000 hours to 20,000 hours.  This basically means you could run it for 4 hours a day for about 14 years, long after the projector is obsolete.


Of course the size aside, picture quality and picture usability is important.  Traditionally micro projectors have produced unusable images due to the lack of brightness.  Today we are testing just how good 450 lumens is compared to Epson’s 3LCD projectors.


As you can see, our results were surprising.  Naturally the 3000 Lumen Epson projector dominated the AAXA projector in terms of brightness.  However this doesn’t tell the full story.  The AAXA p450 actually had a usable image in a bright room – a huge improvement over the first generation Pico projectors.  Interesting enough the in dark areas of the p450 really shined, the brightness differences was LESS noticeable and both were able to deliver a fairly large sized image (about 100”) in a dark room.  However the differences were very apparent the larger the picture size.  At about 150” the P450 started to look a bit faded whereas the Epson EX3220 still had a fairly bright image.


We then took the P450 and did a few medium and dark area shots.  Definitely usable.


In conclusion the Epson EX3220 does what we expect it to – a great value projector that isn’t lacking in brightness, you can find it for purchase here: http://www.staples.com/Epson-EX3220-SVGA-3LCD-3000-lumens-projector/product_220803.  But we were pleasantly surprised by the AAXA P450.  In a David versus Goliath battle it “held its own” against the much brighter and larger Epson EX3220 and was reasonably usable in both bright areas and great in dark areas.  In short if you’re tired of carrying a large projector and don’t need to present to a large group of people definitely consider the AAXA P450, which can be purchased here: http://www.staples.com/AAXA-Technologies-P450-Ultra-Bright-HD-Pocket-DLP-Pico-Projector-WXGA/product_IM1VQ9007.  If you need brightness and have a big audience Epson has a full line of great projectors purchasable: http://www.staples.com/epson/directory_epson?fids=142883&rpp=18&pn=1&sr=true.

AAXA LED android integrated video conferencing with google hangouts


AAXA Technologies has recently released their new LED android projector.

This is one of the few pico projectors on the market that currently run android integrated directly to the projector.  You can use this functionality to do almost anything a computer could do hooked up to the projector like watching Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, viewing power point presentations, and video conferencing. The projector is running the android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system which will allows installation of almost any current app on the Google play store.

This pico projector outputs up to 550 lumens under boost mode which creates a vivid 100″ image in dim lighting and a totally usable one in bright lighting. The processor is pretty quick and the interface is fluid. Although you technically don’t need to use an outside source with the projector you can always plug in a device Via Composite AV, VGA, HDMI, and USB.

We’ve seen a couple of other android projectors hit the market lately such as the SourcingBay Droidbeam

or the GOWE LED android projector

And it is looking like this may be the future of pico projectors, however AAXA’s model is the first truly compact unit that we’ve found and it’s claims at 550 lumens seem to be spot on to our light meter.

Definitely worth checking it out if you’re in the market for a pico or even full sized projector, we’ll be doing some in depth reviews of some of the other LED android projectors on the market soon.

In the meantime, here is a video of the LED android from AAXA in use, in the video they are web chatting directly from the projector, no computer used.

Why Keystone Correction is a Key for Pico Projectors?

The ability to be mobile in today’s world is becoming more and more of a necessity. Which is the main reason why people buy pico projectors. When a salesman is making a presentation with powerful images and video, it can be the difference between making the sale or not. With pico projectors you have that mobility, but what if the salesman is in a room where space is limited and setting up the projector is can be difficult?

When a problem like this arises, going without the projector shouldn’t even be an option. Today,  pico projectors like the LED Showtime 3D Micro Projector($499) or the Acer K132($499) have what is called Automatic Keystone Correction.

What is Keystone correction?

It gives the user the ability to point the projector from varying angles and without skewing the picture.

For a detailed explanation of Keystone Correction: AboutProjectors.com






AAXA’s P2 Jr vs 3M’s MP225


Time for another showdown, this time we’re comparing two ultra-portable units, which are both value priced but pack in lots of features.

Let’s talk about 3M’s MP225 first.  Amazon has this projector for $199, and it has a pretty clean look to it, which gives it a nice look.  I’m not crazy about the look of the buttons, they almost look like buttons on a children’s toy or something.  A plus on this design is that it has a built-in stand, which I found to be incredibly useful while using it.

The brightness on the MP225 is rated at 32 lumens, which is good, but it won’t be a replacement for your full sized projector by any means.  32 lumens is great for watching movies in your room when it’s dark, but it won’t be great for in a lit room.

As for inputs, the MP225 falls a bit short, providing only a combined VGA / AV port which required a 3M cable for every output it supports (RCA and VGA).  The exclusion of HDMI makes me wonder what they were thinking when they decided not to put a HDMI port on it.  VGA gives it lots of options, but if you wanted to plug in a newer laptop (one with only HDMI out) you might be out of luck.

The MP225 is a pocketable addition to any everyday carry, and we think it’s good, but the lack of HDMI kills it.


AAXA’s P2 Jr is fairly new, but has been on the market long enough to earn a reputation for being a good portable projector.  Priced at $199, it equals the value of the MP225, but how does it compare in terms of performance and inputs?

The P2 Jr weighs in at just 0.3 lb, compared to the MP225’s 0.65 lb, that makes it half the weight, and it is slightly smaller as well, coming in at 4.2″ x 2.9″ x 0.8″ vs the MP225’s 5.9″ x 2.5″ x 1.2″.

The P2 Jr stacks up well in terms of performance, offering a 55 lumen output in terms of brightness, which is almost twice as much as the MP225.  The performance is surprising considering the product’s weight and size, you might think it would fall short, but it doesn’t.  Color reproduction seemed good, nothing spectacular (it’s a tiny projector, what do you expect?), sound was okay, but nothing mindblowing.

As for inputs, the P2 Jr has a good amount of them.  The one major thing the P2 Jr has over the MP225 is HDMI, which is a life saver if you need to plug in anything that doesn’t support VGA.  The HDMI port is a mini HDMI port, but a simple adapter can turn it into a full sized one.  In addition to the HDMI port is a VGA port (mini VGA using a proprietary adapter, sadly), and an AV jack for RCA video.

The other thing the P2 Jr has over the MP225 is a full sized USB port, and a MicroSD Card Slot.  This allows you to load movies or photos onto a USB drive or MicroSD Card and play them directly off of the projector.  I think this is where the P2 Jr really shines, instead of having to use a laptop or some other device to play content, you can just play them on the projector.


We think the best bang for your buck is the P2 Jr over the MP225, it provides more inputs, a brighter display, and a smaller size.  We recommend both, but if you want your moneys worth, the AAXA provides a better value.

Full HD mirroring with your new Samsung Galaxy S4 and AAXA Pico Projectors


Samsung S4 First Look by CNET: http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/

“Overview User ReviewsSpecsCheck Coverage
CNET Editors’ Take March 14, 2013 4:30 PM PDT

If you’re looking for Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 to define a novel new era of smartphone greatness, it’s time to temper your expectations. The brand-new flagship smartphone, which runs the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, improves hardware significantly and it piles on the features. Compared with the extremely successful Galaxy S3 that came before, it’s a firm stride forward rather than a giant a leap, but it raises the bar again for Samsung’s competitors. And by super-sizing the screen and packing in so much specialized software, the GS4 sets itself even farther apart from the iPhone.

The Galaxy S4 handset steadily draws from the same design language as the S3, but takes almost every spec to an extreme — the screen is larger (5 inches), the resolution greater (1080p), the battery capacity higher (2,600mAh), the processor faster (1.9GHz quad-core or 1.6GHz octa-core), and the rear-facing camera stuffed with more megapixels (13, to be exact). But, once you’ve gone through the features checklist (which also includes lots of internal and external storage space and RAM), it’s the software extras that Samsung continues to lean on to keep its phones one step ahead of the competition….Full article here

AAXA Technologies released their very own MHL Cable last month that will be compatible with the new Samsung Galaxy S4. This cable allows full HD mirroring to any projector letting users display their Samsung phone directly onto a projector or TV.


New 3D, 1080p Pico Projector revealed by AAXA Tech.

On December 14, 2012, AAXA Technologies unveiled their newest high end pico projector, the LED Showtime 3D. This projector is packed with HD quality resolution (1280×800 DLP) and is the first 3D ready projector by AAXA. Its stylish and sleek design will make the Showtime stand out among its competitors. It is small enough to carry on the go and has the capabilities of a 160 inch cinema experience.

A Big Projector in a Micro Projector Size

The AAXA LED Showtime 3D is a full-featured entertainment projector in a micro projector size.  A variety of input sources include HDMI and VGA connections, a Composite Video input cable, and a USB memory stick slot for media playback.  Outputs include a 3.5mm headphone jack and onboard 2 watt speakers.  Processing power is provided by a robust 880mhz ARM chipset  able to render high resolution full-length movies and high megapixel digital pictures.  3D capability is made possible by a “DLP-3D” processor able to display 3D movies, games, and education content (requires 3D glasses and Quad Buffered 3d Graphics card). The AAXA LED Showtime 3D is a true miniature powerhouse able to perform like a full sized projector and able to double as a stand-alone entertainment system without the need to connect to a video source or game console.

If you are in the market for a projector that offers HD quality display, the LED Showtime 3D is going to be one of the best ones on the market for the price that it is being offered at which is $499 at aaaxatech.com

Picking a Projector of the best and bright pico projectors

Pico projectors are the tiniest handheld projectors that are currently out there on the market. Its portability and easiness to use is highly efficient for entertainment and business purposes. Unfortunately, pico projectors aren’t as small as your typical handheld device like an iPhone, it still is considered very small, and won’t even weigh down a briefcase or purse by more than a pound. Some pico projectors even weigh less than half that.


Projector/Specs Price Brightness Size Weight Resolution (Native) Battery Power
AAXA P300 $419 300 Lumens 5.9×3.8×1.5inches 1.3 lbs 1280×800 75 min
Acer C120 $229 100 Lumens 4.7×3.2×1 inches 0.5 lbs 854×480 60 min
Optoma PK320 $375 100 Lumens 4.7×1.2×2.7 inches 0.6lbs 854×480 90 min
3M MP220 $450 65 Lumens 6.2×1.3×3.2 inches 0.9lbs 1024×600 120 min


Pico projectors have become credible business tools as technology improves, unfortunately they are still not powerful enough to display in large rooms. This shouldn’t be the main entertainment device that you use, but it definitely is a useful tool for constant travelers.


At the end of the day, depending what you are looking for, you can definitely make a decision on what fits your needs the best. If you are looking for a brighter projector, you would probably look for the AAXA P300.  If you’re looking for a cheaper model the Acer C120 ould be a better fit. If you are looking for higher quality pico projector, the P300 would be the best fit as well, being the brightest and highest native resolution out there. There are many differences and similarities with each pico projector; you just have to take a look at what fits your needs, and what doesn’t. Below are some pros/cons of each projector.




AAXA P300:

–          Pros:

  • Brightest pico projector by far
  • Able to connect with USB/VGA/HDMI/Composite AV/SD/Headphones
  • Highest Native Resolution

–          Cons:

  • A bit pricey

Acer C120:

–          Pros:

  • Inexpensive and high brightness

–          Cons:

  • Least versatile out of the group

Optoma PK320:

–          Pros:

  • Really Bright
  • Relatively long battery life
  • Able to connect with USB/VGA/HDMI/Composite AV/SD/Headphones

–          Cons:

  • Expensive for a pico projector

3M MP220:

–          Pros:

  • Highest native resolution
  • Longest battery life

–          Cons

  • Expensive
  • Low brightness


AAXA P300 the New All-In-One Home Entertainment Device

AAXA’s newly released P300 pico projector was announced as the world’s brightest battery powered pico projector. When you think of pico projectors, your initial thoughts of a pico projector are that it is small, portable, and convenient to use. Thinking about the portability and convenience you would imagine the sole use of a pico projector are for business uses. The main purpose that you would think is that pico projectors are for presentations, meetings, and pitches. With most pico projectors (less than 100 LED lumens) you can’t really see any uses outside of the simple presentation and business for the pico projector industry.


As I was looking more into the P300 pico projector from AAXA, I came across a YouTube video of the P300 pico projector and the Simpsons which finally gave me a vision that says “pico projectors in home entertainment”. It displays a bright 300 lumens at high definition resolution of 1280×800. It can also be viewed up to 120 inches. What you see at most people’s houses have a 40 inch to 55 inch HDTV. The pricing for these HDTV’s can go up from $400 to $1500 depending on the quality, pricing, and the brands. This $419 AAXA P300 Pico Projector can be connected to an iPhone, Ipad, laptop, USB, SD card, game consoles, and more. This pico projector has more connectivity than a regular TV, and it can easily be moved from room to room. Not only can you use it for home entertainment, but you can use it for business and travel as well.


As you see pico projectors that are becoming brighter and brighter, you can only imagine what and when is it going to make a dent into the home entertainment industry. As pico projectors becomes more inexpensive, brighter, higher quality, and easier to use you can definitely start seeing people replacing their huge TV’s for a small pico projector like the P300.

Check out the P300 Youtube video:

P300 &  Simspons

AAXA Technologies launches a new Pico Projector



AAXA Technologies will release their newest pico projector, called the P300 pico projector. This projector outshines its competitor’s products in many different ways, and can match the quality of 720p HDTV’s. Ask yourself this, would you rather buy a bad low quality 60 inch HDTV for $1000, or a small projector that has more features than a TV at a price half the cost.


AAXA P300 Pico Projector Acer k11 Projector Joybee GP2 Mini Projector
Pricing $419 $329.99 $499.99
Brightness 300 Lumens 200 Lumens 200 Lumens
Resolution (Native) 1280 x 800 (WXGA) 858 x 600 (WXGA) 1200×800 (WXGA)
Port Supported USB/HDMI/SD/MP4/Composite AV USB/VGA/HDMI/Composite AV HDMI/USB


As you can see the P300 against its top competitors that the video specs are going to be the best out of the three. If you are looking for more of a quality home entertainment system, the P300 pico projector is definitely the one for you.  If you are going for a cheaper product, the Acer K11 projector maybe for you, but you must keep in mind the money you sacrifice, you also are sacrificing home entertainment quality images. This product is something that you really have to look out for, and definitely should check it out!