Pocket-friendly projector the Asus Zenbeam E1

Is that an Asus Zenbeam E1 in your pocket or are you just excited to blast Netflix on the wall?

Packed in a very compact design and build, it’s difficult to get a grasp of the amount of technology they crammed into a very small frame.

How small? This small:

It’s lighter than a mirrorless camera. It’s easily mounted on a mini tripod meant for phones. That small.

And the idea is sound: a portable, pocket-able, projecting device that’s usually a suitcase large.

It’s mostly plug and play after powering the device on through the HDMI port to connect to your laptop. Converters and adapters may be needed outside of the included HDMI and USB out ports.

There may be some fumbling around with the included buttons since none of these signify function until experimentally pressing these would prompt a menu with easy enough directions to understand. If that fails, opt for the included paperwork complete with the quick-start guide.

I asked a professor to test out the device and the students all laughed at how they thought it was a mini Bluetooth speaker.

Content was clear and bright (with the absence of ambient light) specially against flat white non reflective surfaces. Audio will need a lot of boosting via the headphone jack connected to bigger and better speakers.

But let’s get down to why you’re really here. What’s it good for?

A lot, in all honesty. It all depends on how creative you can get.

A portable projector for conference room presentations, the classroom, and other official business or school related needs.

If you want to ‘trace’ artwork on your wall to make murals with.

Movie nights with friends. About 2 movies on a full charge of the 6,000mAh battery.

Have ambient projected unicorns blasted on your wall as you count them to sleep.

If a TV is not space efficient in your rented-out unit.

Tipid Trips (budgeted trips) where TV may be a luxury for your room or the included TV is dated and won’t have options to plug your media into.

You want to prank your roommate with a small ghoulish figure floating by the window.

These and other creative applications come into play with a projector this small it can easily be mistake for a powerbank or an external harddrive. That small.

Drew Uy

I do words, food, coffee, and photos. Hit me up on Twitter @ginuhit

5 thoughts on “Pocket-friendly projector the Asus Zenbeam E1

    • May 27, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      It should be in concept stores. Partner establishments should have them soon-ish. Or you can request from them to ask for special delivery.

      • May 27, 2017 at 9:04 pm

        Asus said they’ll get back to me once they have an official price from HQ. We’ll update the piece once we get confirmation. 😉

  • May 28, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    It’s around Php16k. 🙂


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