Chinese electronics company Anker has been producing LED projectors for a few years now, and with models like the Nebula Capsule II and Nebula Mars II Pro doing well, you might wonder why it would deviate from the course it has already set. But deviate it has for the new Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K. What could lure it from the tried and true? The opportunity to produce a portable projector based on laser light sources.
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Why a laser source? Well, for starters, the brightest portable Anker LED model produces 500 lumens. Compare that to the 2,400 lumens of the Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K and you begin to understand the reasoning. The increased brightness provides a wider array of settings where you can use the projector. Add in the built-in speakers, and you really can go just about anywhere and still use this projector.
The laser used in the Cosmos Laser 4K has a life of around 25,000 hours and works in tandem with the DLP chip to provide fast pixel-shifting technology, achieving a 3840×2160 resolution. Using a fixed lens, the Cosmos Laser 4K has a 1.27:1 throw ratio and can project image sizes between 60-inch to 150-inch diagonal. That larger size comes at a distance of nearly 14 feet. To help with the portability, the projector also comes with a built-in handle, which is nice but almost unnecessary seeing as how the whole unit weighs only 10.7 pounds. It measures 10.4 x 6.5 x 10.4 inches, which includes the handle.
The Cosmos Laser 4K comes with the set-up features you would expect—auto keystone, auto focus, and auto screen fit—making it a simple process to get set up and start projecting. There are also five different audio modes to select from: Standard, Music, Movie, News, and Audio Custom. As for connections, there’s only one HDMI 2.0 port, but you can also use the USB, 2.5mm aux audio output, and, of course, the power plug. The projector supports Bluetooth 5.0 as well. And the price? A competitive $4,295 AUD.