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Best Projectors to Take on a Family Vacation or Summer Road Trip

Whether it is for a family vacation or a summer road trip, a portable projector is an affordable gadget that will ensure a good time, rain or shine!  As technology becomes more advanced, smaller projectors are offering better picture quality.
Below, are a few great portable projectors to choose from:
These three LG models are excellent selections in the “ultra short throw” category.  The throw distance range for these projectors can be as short as 2.5 to 18 inches while still projecting an image larger than most flat screens you find in hotel rooms.  Each model weighs in at less than seven pounds, which is convenient if you are flying and need to cut down on your baggage weight.  In terms of brightness, the LG PH450UG has 450 lumens, which is not excellent.  But the LG PF1000UW and LG HF85JA models have 1000 and 1500 lumens, respectively, which will be fine once you draw the shades.

summer4LG  PF1000UW

Optoma ML750ST
This “pocket” projector fits in the palm of your hand and weighs less than two pounds, including the power block.  Still, this tiny device can project a 50-inch diagonal image at 34 inches from the screen.  The Optoma ML750ST has received glowing reviews of its image quality in spite of its 700-lumen rating.


Casio XJ-A257
The Casio XJ-A257 is a portable projector that packs a ton of features in a slim package.  The projector features Wi-Fi connectivity and 2 gigabytes of internal memory, provides 3000 lumens of brightness and can project at a distance as short at three feet.  All this in a five-pound projector!
This AAXA model is a 14 cubic square inch box that will be easy to pack for your trip.  At less than one pound, the AAXA HD projector will fit in the palm of your hand.  Though the projector’s brightness is only 50 lumens, its 17-inch minimum throw distance will fit perfectly in any space.
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