Anker Nebula Capsule Projector Review - Page 3: Performance, Summary, Pros, Cons
What I have to say I found disappointing in the way of performance was the audio quality. Anker makes a big deal about the quality of the audio here and, while it is loud, there are far too many crackles and pops in the sound while watching movies to be acceptable. Bass is of course lacking, but that is to be expected, and there is a definite distortion in louder moments.
I originally could not get any of the apps to download or install, so the smart aspect of this projector was completely useless at first. After trying again two days later, it magically worked – I have no explanation. But, it seems reliability may not be a strong point of the Nebula Capsule. Perhaps there will be a firmware upgrade in the near future to fix this? One could only hope.
The Anker Nebula Capsule claims a battery life of 4 hours when watching videos in Battery Mode, and 30 hours when operating as a Bluetooth speaker. I tested the battery life for video, and it came in under claim at 3 hours 36 minutes. Not as long as we had hoped, but still plenty of time to watch a complete movie.
In thinking this projector would find potential use as a portable gaming projector, I decided to run a test to measure input latency. Using a Leo Bodner lag measuring device, I found the Anker Nebula Capsule projector has an input lag that measured anywhere from 87ms to 94ms. I ran this bit of info by Nikki, one of our reviewers (who happens to also be my sister,) her response: "That's ghastly!" Why such a harsh response? A decent projector suitable for gaming is expected to have a lag of no more than 16ms. If you plan on using this for gaming - don't. Find something else.