The projector is mainly black, and the front sliding panel is dark bronze. The chassis is plastic but has a very nice look and feel. The Formovie P1 has a control panel on the top rear of the projector, and all projector connections and inputs are on the rear panel. This projector does not have a remote control, nor is there one available separately.
The P1 measures 5.9” x 0.97” x 3.26” (WxHxD) (50.8 × 83 × 24.6mm) and weighs just 10.5 oz. (0.3 kg).
INPUTS AND CONNECTIONS
The rear projector panel has a single HDMI 1.4 port, a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB 2.0 port, and a USB Type-C power connection.
The single USB 2.0 input on the rear panel connects a USB drive with content to the projector. The projector's media player can play a wide range of video, photo, audio, and text content from the drive in FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS formats.
The player will display various video, photos, and audio content formats.
The bronze panel on the front of the projector slides open to expose the projector's lens and simultaneously powers the projector on. Sliding the panel closed powers the P1 off.
The P1 has a control panel for menu navigation and feature adjustment on the projector's top rear. There are six buttons in total. Starting at the left, two up and down buttons function as navigation when the menu is active. These two buttons work as volume up and down when playing back music or video files.
The following two buttons are the right and left buttons. Users can use these to navigate right or left when the menu is active. When playing content, they function as previous and next buttons.
The fifth button has two functions. A short press returns the user to the previous menu unless they are already on the home page. A long press will bring up the main menu from anywhere else the user may be.
The sixth button also has two functions. A short press will act as a confirmation/ok. A long press will bring up the main menu.
The Formovie P1 has a fixed lens with a throw ratio of 1.2:1. The projector has a manual focus wheel located on the front left (when looking from the rear) side of the projector. Formovie recommends screen sizes between 40 and 100 inches diagonal.
I found the home screen menu well-organized and easy to navigate. Once on the P1 home screen menu, the top row from left to right lets users access the projector's settings, select the HDMI input, set up or adjust Wi-Fi settings, and enter the projector casting modes.
The bottom row of icons is for accessing movie, photo, audio, and text files.
The Formovie P1 does not come with a remote control. There are no IR or Bluetooth connections, so no remote control can be used with the projector. There is also no remote control application. The only way to navigate and adjust the projector's functions is via the control panel on the top rear of the projector.