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 Report Handheld 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 AAXA 4K1 – 4K LED Projector – A First Look Review AAXA’s small portable projector is rather unique so far. With the 4K1’s MSRP of only $999 and a cla…Read More May 20, 2019 Anker Nebula Capsule Projector – The Crowd Funded Soda Can Projector Review The Anker Nebula Capsule is a DLP projector with an LED light source, and is nearly the exact size o…Read More December 14, 2018 ViewSonic M1 Pocket Projector Review – Sleek Pocket Projector with Impressive Sound The ViewSonic M1 is a stylish pocket gaming projector featuring dual 3.0 watt Harman Kardon speakers…Read More November 6, 2018 Acer K138ST Projector Review – A Pocket Sized Gaming Machine The Acer K138ST is a pocket projector designed for gaming. Its portable nature makes it highly appro…Read More December 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 More November 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 More November 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 More August 16, 2017 Check out our 2016 Holiday Projector Shopping Guides The holidays are here, and it’s Projector Shopping Time. We’ve got great recommendations to help you…Read More November 21, 2016 The Optoma ML750ST LED Projector Review – Part 1 The Optoma ML750ST, reviewed here, is a tiny, portable, short throw LED projector. The question we’r…Read More September 26, 2016 LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review Small, but packed with features, LG’s MiniBeam PF1000U is an ultra-short throw projector that includ…Read More August 16, 2016 Handheld Projector Reviews REVIEWS Image Review AAXA 4K1 – 4K LED Projector – A First Look Review Review Date: May 20, 2019 MSRP:$999 Technology: DLP Anker Nebula Capsule Projector – The Crowd Funded Soda Can Projector Review Review Date: December 14, 2018 MSRP:$349.99 Technology: DLP with LED light source ViewSonic M1 Pocket Projector Review – Sleek Pocket Projector with Impressive Sound Review Date: November 6, 2018 MSRP:$337 Technology: DLP with LED light source Acer K138ST Projector Review – A Pocket Sized Gaming Machine Review Date: December 15, 2017 MSRP:$599 Technology: DLP AAXA M5 Pocket Projector Review – 720p and LED! Review Date: November 29, 2017 MSRP:$499 Technology: DLP Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home Projectors Review Date: November 28, 2017 MSRP: Technology: 0 AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED! Review Date: August 16, 2017 MSRP:$599 Technology: LED Check out our 2016 Holiday Projector Shopping Guides Review Date: November 21, 2016 MSRP: Technology: 0 The Optoma ML750ST LED Projector Review – Part 1 Review Date: September 26, 2016 MSRP:549 Technology: DLP LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review Review Date: August 16, 2016 MSRP:$1,399 Technology: DLP Millennials and Projectors: Optoma ML750 LED Projector Review: Part 2 Review Date: May 15, 2016 MSRP: Technology: 0 AAXA P700 HD Pocket LED Projector Review Review Date: December 4, 2015 MSRP:449 Technology: DLP Check out our 2015 Holiday Projector Shopping Guides Review Date: November 27, 2015 MSRP: Technology: 0 Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review Review Date: November 19, 2015 MSRP:349 Technology: Laser light technology Millennials and Projectors: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD Review Date: November 8, 2015 MSRP:649 Technology: 3LCD The Optoma ML750 LED Projector – Review Part 1 Review Date: November 6, 2015 MSRP:1099 Technology: DLP LG Minibeam PW800 Projector Review Review Date: July 26, 2015 MSRP:$599.99 Technology: DLP LG Minibeam PH300 Projector Review Review Date: July 23, 2015 MSRP:$449.99 Technology: DLP ViewSonic PLED-W800 LED Projector Review Review Date: December 12, 2014 MSRP:709 Technology: DLP NEC NP-L102W Projector Review Review Date: September 5, 2014 MSRP:1099 Technology: DLP LG PF85U LED Projector – Review Review Date: August 28, 2014 MSRP:1299 Technology: DLP Asus P2B Pocket Projector Review Review Date: April 3, 2014 MSRP:549 Technology: DLP Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review Review Date: March 1, 2014 MSRP:999 Technology: DLP Acer K335 LED Portable Projector Review Review Date: February 3, 2014 MSRP:699 Technology: DLP (1) Canon REALiS LE-5W Projector Review Review Date: August 3, 2013 MSRP:799 Technology: DLP Optoma ML550 LED Projector Review Review Date: July 16, 2013 MSRP:599 Technology: DLP HB Opto HBP503D Pocket Projector Review Review Date: June 2, 2013 MSRP:600 Technology: DLP Optoma ML500 DLP Projector Review Review Date: April 6, 2012 MSRP:1199 Technology: DLP Viewsonic PLED-W500 LED Pocket Projector Review Review Date: February 1, 2012 MSRP:840 Technology: DLP Acer K330 LED Pocket Projector Review Review Date: January 23, 2012 MSRP:419 Technology: DLP Vivitek QUMI Q2 LED DLP Pocket Projector Review Review Date: September 8, 2011 MSRP:499 Technology: DLP LG HX300G Pocket Projector Review Review Date: October 1, 2010 MSRP:799 Technology: DLP LED Projector Review – Aiptek V10 PLUS Pico Projector Review Date: July 19, 2009 MSRP:349 Technology: LCoS BenQ GP1 Joybee LED Projector Review Review Date: July 2, 2009 MSRP:499 Technology: DLP PricePricing 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.