Projector Reviews

WEMAX DICE FULL HD LED DLP PORTABLE PROJECTOR REVIEW – HARDWARE

THE CHASSIS

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Wemax Dice Projector Chassis - Projector Reviews - Image
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The Wemax Dice has an outer plastic shell that is what Wemax calls “Mineral grey” with a light brown carrying strap that runs across the top of the Chassis. 

The projector includes two full-range speakers built into the device’s left and right sides. The projector’s lens is located next to the autofocus camera on the front panel. On the top panel towards the front edge is a rubber strip with a power on/off button and the remote sensor. The top half of the projector’s back panel is where Wemax has positioned the heat exhaust vent. The inputs and connectors panel is located on the bottom of the rear panel. 

The Wemax Dice weighs 6.1 × 4.9 × 6.3 inches (155 × 125 × 60mm) and weighs 4.9lb (2.2kg).

Unfortunately, the Wemax Dice does not have a control panel on the device. The lack of an on-device control panel is a negative, especially if the remote gets misplaced; the only thing you can do with the projector is power the device on and off.

I looked for a Wemax or Formovie smartphone projector control app but couldn’t find one in the Google Play or Apple App store.

There are generic projector control applications all over the Google Play store, but reviews indicate that brand compatibility is spotty

THE LENS

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The Wemax Dice has a fixed lens with powered focus and autofocus with the camera that does this located to the left of the lens. An eye protection sensor is also located under the lens.

The Dice has a throw ratio of 1.2:1. Wemax recommends diagonal screen sizes between 40 and 120 inches. The chart below shows the throw distance for a few standard screen sizes.

MENUS

The menu screens are pretty standard for Android TV, which is fine by me. A considerable advantage of using Android TV is navigating a familiar and consistently laid out menu system.

Wemax has even included a Launch Board app that combines some of the projector’s most commonly used functions in one location.

REMOTE CONTROL

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The remote on the Wemax Dice resembles the typical Android TV device remote controls you see from companies such as Amazon and many others. Only with a lot fewer buttons.

The remote has a power button at the top with the Google Assistant button directly beneath. The control pad is located in the center of this section with the typical left, right, up, and down surrounding an enter/ok button. Beneath this are three buttons in a row. The first takes you to the Android get more apps and games screen. The next is just a back key, and the third button brings up the Android Home screen. Oddly instead of the typical house icon for home, this button just has a circle on it. The last control is below these for volume up and down. That’s it.

All other control of the projector is performed by navigating to the appropriate section of the Android TV OS, which is unfortunate.

Let’s say you are playing a YouTube video and want to increase the color saturation. On the Wemax Dice, it takes an estimated Twenty-two steps to adjust the picture settings, and I’m being very conservative. If you have to do this only twice, that is forty-four steps, and you may not have achieved the desired effect because the user can’t see the picture as it is adjusted, which is ridiculous.