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3M MP 180

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of 3M MP 180. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size is also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the reliability and price, and there are mixed opinions on the image quality and usability.

size, design

noise, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the 3M MP 180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for 3M MP 180

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of 3M MP 180 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The usability and size are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

size, usability, price, design

reliability

56% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 3M MP180 Pocket Projector3M MP180 Pocket Projector

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for 3M MP 180

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of 3M MP 180 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and price. The noise and size also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

size, noise, price, design

reliability

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 3M Pocket Projector MP1803M Pocket Projector MP180

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

3M Pocket Projector MP180

 

The 3M Pocket Projector MP180 can show images from its internal memory or a microSD card as well as from computers and video sources.

Reasonably bright. Can show images from computers, composite video sources, internal 4GB memory, or microSD card.

Icon-based touch-screen controls and flashing LED codes are not intuitive. Expensive. Some important glitches in unit as tested.

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Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

3M MP180

 

The 3M MP 180 pico projector offers decent picture quality and superb internal memory whenever you need to show your company, budget or projects to anyone.

Expert review by: Aaron Almeida (tech.firstpost.com)

3M MP180 Review - Tech2

 

Pocket sized projectors have become very popular over the last couple of years and the main reason why one opts for them is nothing but because of their size.

Easy to carry around

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Aaron Almeida (tech.firstpost.com)

3M MP180 Review

 

Pocket-sized projectors have become very popular over the last couple of years and the main reason why one opts for them is for their size. Projectors are being fitted on various portable gadgets, these days, such as mobile phones and cameras, but the...

The 3M MP180 is available in India at a market operating price of Rs. 29,990. The projector does well in terms of design and build quality but where it excels is in the feature lists. On paper the specifications look very impressive and they deliver on...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

3M MP180

 

3M's MP180 takes the pocket projector to a new level, at least in feature terms. Plus it's very, very cool...

Superb file/format flexibility, Touchscreen interface, Decent battery life

Picture quality only average, No 'quick menu return' button, No remote as standard

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

3M PocketProjector MP180 review

 

The MP180 is a highly versatile office projector. It's a short-throw model, which means it can project large images even when very close to a surface, and it can be hooked up to a source via VGA or component inputs (using an adaptor), display files...

An amazingly versatile pico projector, but the included stand is poor, there's no remote control and it's expensive

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

3M MP180 Pocket Projector

 

The MP180 presents excellent images, but a sub-par touchscreen makes many of its advanced features less useful than they could be.

Bluetooth ; Wi-Fi ; Inbuilt web browser

Lacks HDMI input ; Touchscreen is terrible ; Tripod tips over easily if power is plugged in ; Web browser is only just functional ; Inbuilt fan can be quite noisy

As a projector, the MP180 is excellent. Even in brightly lit rooms it presents images well, and, while it's on the large side for what we'd call a "pocket" projector, we can forgive this, given the quality of its images. The inclusion of Wi-Fi and...

Jul, 2011

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by: reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

3M MP180 Pocket Projector

 

The MP180 is a light, pocket-sized projector capable of realising even sophisticated presentations. It stores video, music, and data files, provides Internet access via Wi-Fi, and can be connected to other devices via Bluetooth. The touch-screen allows...

Expert review by: Jim Martin (itpro.co.uk)

3M MP180 Pocket Projector

 

The 3M MP180 has a touchscreen, apps and built-in WiFi - surely it's the perfect pocket projector? Unfortunately, Jim Martin discovers that it's far from perfect in our review.

It's commendable that 3M has gone further with the MP180 than any other pico projector before it, but the price reflects this. Given the unusable web browser, relatively poor image quality and whiny fan, Samsung's SP-H03 is still the better choice. It...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (zdnet.com.au)

3M MP180 Pocket Projector

 

The MP180 presents excellent images, but a sub-par touchscreen makes many of its advanced features less useful than they could be.

Bluetooth ; Wi-Fi ; Inbuilt web browser

Lacks HDMI input ; Touchscreen is terrible ; Tripod tips over easily if power is plugged in ; Web browser is only just functional ; Inbuilt fan can be quite noisy

As a projector, the MP180 is excellent. Even in brightly lit rooms it presents images well, and, while it's on the large side for what we'd call a "pocket" projector, we can forgive this, given the quality of its images. The inclusion of Wi-Fi and...

Jul, 2011
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600
Battery life (max):2
Battery performance:2600
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LIN370-001

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Portable
Product type:Portable projector

Display

Built-in display: No
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.4

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):28.86
Power Source:Battery

Lamps

Lamp Type:LED
Service life of lamp:20000

Lens System

Focus:Manual
Offset:1:1

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG
Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:0.75 / 1.5
Video compression format:H.264, MP4 / MP4
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4 / MP4

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude: - 72007.9
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.5 x 5.91 x 1.3 / 2.56 x 5.91 x 1.3
Light Source:LED
Networking features:Wi-Fi
Projector image format:BMP, JPG
Resolution:1280 x 768
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB, VGA
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

Display scan frequency (horizontal):31.5 - 49.68
HDCP: No
Horizontal scan range:31.5 - 49.68
Vertical scan range:50 - 60

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: No
Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (typical):28.86
Power Source:Battery

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):200:1
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Objective projection distance:12 - 96
Projection distance:12 - 96
Projection technology:LCD / LCOS
Projector brightness:30 / 32
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600)
Screen size compatibility:10 - 80
Supported aspect ratios:4:3

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32

Video

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD:No / Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.91
Height:1.3
Weight:11.9
Width:2.5