Epson designed a pretty impressive portable projector when it came out with the MegaPlex MG-50. The rear of the projector features the docking station. It pushes in and conceals itself in the projector when not in use. A simply pushing in make it slide out. The base is designed for just IPod or IPhone without the larger protective cases. However, if you use an OtterBox or case of that size you will have to remove it for a good connection. Epson also provides an adapter that creates a larger base station for your IPad.
The Epson MegaPlex MG-50 projector with iPod.
To the right and left of the base station are the ten watt speakers which produce some pretty nice sound. I will get into more about the sound quality and other thoughts in the performance section. Right above the speakers on the left side is rubber door panel that reveals a few extra inputs besides the ones that are on the side of the projector. The front inputs allow you to hook up a projector via 15 pin VGA cable. Right next to that you will find a USB type B input.
The Epson MegaPlex MG-50 projector input panel at the front.
The Epson MegaPlex MG-50 projector input panel.
The right side of the projector has the input for the standard AC power chord like you would find plugged into most desktop computers. Kind of convenient that they went with a standard power cable in case you lose the one the Epson came with. Most people have plenty of those laying around. You will also find the exhaust vent. On the left side you will find inputs for component video, inputs for composite video with L and R audio inputs to utilize the projectors speakers and, especially interesting the Epson MegaPlex MG-50 has a mic input. I am thinking this projector is really designed for those that want an economical, fun, entertainment Karoeke machine as well just a great movie projector. Last but not least you will find an HDMI input. All this located under a removable door.