The E1655U sports a clean, modern look with an all-white plastic case and a black-cased lens protruding from the front panel. Right above the lens is a quick release button for easy removal and replacement of the lens when using one of the four optional lenses. Along the front, left top edge are five indicator lights for Power, Lamp, Temperature, Lens shift and Focus status and an IR receiving eye visible to both the top and front panel. The E1655U also comes with a rubber decorative surround for the lens.
Facing the front panel of the projector, the lens is mounted dead center with the built-in speaker to left of it. Height adjustment is obtained via two screw feet in the front corners. On top of the projector, we have the aforementioned lens release button and the cover for the lamp.
The only thing on the left side of the projector (again, facing the front) is a large air intake vent and the air filter (which is removable from the rear). The right side of the projector has a hot air exhaust port that also wraps around to the rear panel and a control panel toward the front. The control panel has buttons for Power, Auto Setup, Lens Shift, Zoom, Focus, Up, Down, Left, Right, Select, Menu and Input. The screw to remove the lamp cover is also on the right side at the top edge.