The handheld projectors category includes the latest in ultra-portable projectors, pico projectors, and hand held projectors for iphone, smart phones, laptops, and other primarily portable devices. See below for a list of hand held video projector reviews and information pages.Handheld Projectors are a mobile solution for gaming, business presentations, and enjoying media on a larger display screen.The latest in imaging technology has made handheld projectors possible. These projectors are now small enough to fit within a pants pocket and can produce a high-resolution picture with good brightness and low energy consumption.Handheld projectors are practical for portable use and can be integrated with device applications on the iPod or iPhone.These handheld projectors, most commonly referred to as pico projectors, enhance the enjoyment of media, pictures, and video browsing from a large projection screen rather than your small iPhone display. One size class up from handheld/pico projectors are pocket projectors, which weigh under 2 lbs and can project and image up to 65 inches.Handheld projector brands: 3M, LG, Samsung, InFocus, and Epson.Handheld Projector Resource: The 2010 Pico Projector and Pocket Projector ReportHandheld projectors aren’t really a category, but it is a search phrase that a lot of people use. Essentially, a handheld projector is just that, something small enough to carry in one hand, though for some reason few projectors have handles.For all practical purposes, most projectors that could be called handheld, fit into the pico projector, and pocket projector categories. That is to say, very small projectors weighing less than 2 pounds (and as little as three ounces).There are a number of other light projectors though that might just qualify. InFocus always seems to have something under 2.5 pounds, with lots of lumens, that’s fairly small, even if massive compared to the pico projectors. Handheld Projector Reviews ViewSonic M1 Pocket Projector Review – Sleek Pocket Projector with Impressive SoundThe ViewSonic M1 is a stylish pocket gaming projector featuring dual 3.0 watt Harman Kardon speakers…Read MoreNovember 6, 2018 Acer K138ST Projector Review – A Pocket Sized Gaming MachineThe Acer K138ST is a pocket projector designed for gaming. Its portable nature makes it highly appro…Read MoreDecember 15, 2017 AAXA M5 Pocket Projector Review – 720p and LED!The AAXA M5 is a $499 pocket-class projector with LED technology, featuring a “lamp” with three RGB…Read MoreNovember 29, 2017 Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home Projectors‘Tis the season to be shopping – for home theater projectors! We have created two Holiday Gift Guide…Read MoreNovember 28, 2017 AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED!AAXA M6 Pocket LED Projector The AAXA M6 is a bright, single chip DLP pocket-class projector with LE…Read MoreAugust 16, 2017 Check out our 2016 Holiday Projector Shopping GuidesThe holidays are here, and it’s Projector Shopping Time. We’ve got great recommendations to help you…Read MoreNovember 21, 2016 The Optoma ML750ST LED Projector Review – Part 1The Optoma ML750ST, reviewed here, is a tiny, portable, short throw LED projector. The question we’r…Read MoreSeptember 26, 2016 LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector ReviewSmall, but packed with features, LG’s MiniBeam PF1000U is an ultra-short throw projector that includ…Read MoreAugust 16, 2016 Millennials and Projectors: Optoma ML750 LED Projector Review: Part 2The Optoma ML750 reviewed here, is an extremely small and portable LED projector. Is the ML750 ideal…Read MoreMay 15, 2016 AAXA P700 HD Pocket LED Projector ReviewAAXA P700 – An affordable WXGA resolution, 650 lumen Pocket LED Projector – With built in battery!…Read MoreDecember 4, 2015Handheld Projector Reviews REVIEWSImageReview ViewSonic M1 Pocket Projector Review – Sleek Pocket Projector with Impressive SoundReview Date: November 6, 2018MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP with LED light source Acer K138ST Projector Review – A Pocket Sized Gaming MachineReview Date: December 15, 2017MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP AAXA M5 Pocket Projector Review – 720p and LED!Review Date: November 29, 2017MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home ProjectorsReview Date: November 28, 2017MSRP: N/ATechnology: 0 AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED!Review Date: August 16, 2017MSRP: N/ATechnology: LED Check out our 2016 Holiday Projector Shopping GuidesReview Date: November 21, 2016MSRP: N/ATechnology: 0 The Optoma ML750ST LED Projector Review – Part 1Review Date: September 26, 2016MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector ReviewReview Date: August 16, 2016MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP Millennials and Projectors: Optoma ML750 LED Projector Review: Part 2Review Date: May 15, 2016MSRP: N/ATechnology: 0 AAXA P700 HD Pocket LED Projector ReviewReview Date: December 4, 2015MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP Check out our 2015 Holiday Projector Shopping GuidesReview Date: November 27, 2015MSRP: N/ATechnology: 0 Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector ReviewReview Date: November 19, 2015MSRP: N/ATechnology: Laser light technology Millennials and Projectors: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HDReview Date: November 8, 2015MSRP: N/ATechnology: 3LCD The Optoma ML750 LED Projector – Review Part 1Review Date: November 6, 2015MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP LG Minibeam PW800 Projector ReviewReview Date: July 26, 2015MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP LG Minibeam PH300 Projector ReviewReview Date: July 23, 2015MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP ViewSonic PLED-W800 LED Projector ReviewReview Date: December 12, 2014MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP NEC NP-L102W Projector ReviewReview Date: September 5, 2014MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP LG PF85U LED Projector – ReviewReview Date: August 28, 2014MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP Asus P2B Pocket Projector ReviewReview Date: April 3, 2014MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – ReviewReview Date: March 1, 2014MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP Acer K335 LED Portable Projector ReviewReview Date: February 3, 2014MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP (1) Canon REALiS LE-5W Projector ReviewReview Date: August 3, 2013MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP Optoma ML550 LED Projector ReviewReview Date: July 16, 2013MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP HB Opto HBP503D Pocket Projector ReviewReview Date: June 2, 2013MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP Optoma ML500 DLP Projector ReviewReview Date: April 6, 2012MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP Viewsonic PLED-W500 LED Pocket Projector ReviewReview Date: February 1, 2012MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP Acer K330 LED Pocket Projector ReviewReview Date: January 23, 2012MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP Vivitek QUMI Q2 LED DLP Pocket Projector ReviewReview Date: September 8, 2011MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP LG HX300G Pocket Projector ReviewReview Date: October 1, 2010MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLP LED Projector Review – Aiptek V10 PLUS Pico ProjectorReview Date: July 19, 2009MSRP: N/ATechnology: LCoS BenQ GP1 Joybee LED Projector ReviewReview Date: July 2, 2009MSRP: N/ATechnology: DLPPricePricing of handheld projectors is all over the place. Of the Pico projectors, we’re seeing pricing from about $100 on the entry level end, to $600 – $800 for laser light source Picos. The heart of the market, though, is $200 – $400. Our favorite projector in the 2010 Pico projector report, however, produced 50 lumens (a huge amount for a Pico projector), for a $399 list price.The pocket projectors also span a wide range, from about $400 and also up to about $800. If you add in a few of the smallest or most hand-holdable of the portable projectors, you will find some over $1000 including some of the Casio models. ResolutionResolution for the Handheld Projector also varies across a wide range. Today’s crop of pico projectors now include widescreen models and even XGA models. A few of the bigger, heavier pocket projectors, are now available in XGA or WXGA resolutions.Of course the smallest lightest of the portable projectors find models going up even higher, and will continue to offer higher resolutions, just as each generation will get brighter, and have other improvements.Battery LifeMost Handheld Projectors can run for about 1 hour on rechargeable battery, and many can recharge in 4 hours or less.Unfortunately not all pico projectors have removeable batteries, so you may not be able to have a spare. That would be a drag if you wanted to watch a movie, but couldn’t plug in.A great combination is Optoma’s PK301 – 50 lumens on AC, 20 lumens on internal battery. The PK301, however, offers a external battery pack (made by a 3rd party). It’s roughly the size of the projector, and likely weighs a little more.When using the projector with the battery pack, the projector produces that full 50 lumens again. As an added bonus, the pack is standard USB, so I have been recharging my iPhone with it too. (I can get a full four iPhone charges off of it, between recharging it’s own battery supply.The applications for handheld projectors are varied. From gaming to missionary work (truly a huge market for pocket projectors, and soon also pico projectors, especially now that we’re seeing 50 lumen models).These tiny projectors are new. They are fun. Are they practical?Check out A Guide To Pico Projectors to read more about current handheld projectors, pico projectors, mini projectors and pocket projectors.