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The Good Highly portable. Decent image quality. Optional battery pack. The Bad Blown out highlights. Tinny speakers. The Bottom Line The Joybee GP2 makes a good case for itself if you need a projector that's affordable, has a good mind for business and is acceptable for casual use. Tiny usually translates to cute, and the Joybee GP2 doesn't go against the grain in this regard. Despite its petite dimensions Unfortunately, the latter becomes rather warm as its sitting right atop the projector's lighting array and fan.
The bundled remote control saves you from heated fingers, but sometimes, both parties aren't interested in communicating, entailing a lot of wasted and frustrated button bashing. Oddly, there's no button to be able to flick easily between different sources. It's a good thing, then, that the home menu — laid out like a carousel — is easily mastered by even the most technophobic user.
On the back, there's a covered slot for reading SD cards. A weighty connection, such as a chunky HDMI connector plugged into the supplied mini-HDMI to HDMI converter, tips the GP2 off its feet a little bit, requiring a counterbalancing weight to be placed on top, or awkward fiddling with the adjustable third foot. The supplied paper manual borders on the useless, as it's just a long series of pictograms.
For some real help, you'll need to find the manual stored on the included CD. As such. Under optimum conditions the projector does a stellar job, but if you're expecting images sharp enough to give through pumpkins, you're looking at the wrong end of Projector Town.
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BenQ Joybee GP2 Review
The Good Highly portable. Decent image quality. Optional battery pack. The Bad Blown out highlights. Tinny speakers. The Bottom Line The Joybee GP2 makes a good case for itself if you need a projector that's affordable, has a good mind for business and is acceptable for casual use.
BenQ Joybee GP2 Pocket Projector
Campbell Simpson. BenQ's Joybee GP2 has a clear list of positives and a clear list of negatives. If you're the kind of person that can overlook some image quality problems in exchange for portability and connectivity -- a travelling executive or salesperson, maybe -- the GP2 would be a useful tool. Find a dark room and it's able to produce an acceptable picture for casual movie watching, although the integrated speakers aren't great at high volume. The other USB 2. There is some clipping of highlights and black, with a small amount of detail not visible that can be seen on a more accomplished projector or high-end plasma television. Images wash out quickly in a fluorescent-lit room and colours can become bland and lifeless.
BenQ Joybee GP2 Projector