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Microvision SHOWWX

Microvision SHOWWX
alaScore 84

34 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The image quality also gets good reviews, but many are critical about the value for money.

usability, image quality, design

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Microvision SHOWWX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

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MicroVision ShowWX+


The most obvious difference in the ShowWX+—the one you can see immediately even before you plug anything in or turn it on—is purely superficial. Where the MicroVision ShowWX's physical design had an industrial flavor to it, the ShowWX+ has much more of...

No need to adjust focus at any distance from screen. Can change color mode, gamma, and brightness settings

Windows screens are a little hard to read because of the speckle effect that's typical of laser light

Surprisingly similar to the original ShowWX, but with the one serious problem?in the form of a flickering green line with some images?solved, plus any number of small improvements and a lower price, the MicroVision ShowWX+ laser projector is well worth...

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MicroVision SHOWWX+ (Review)


If you still carry five-pound projectors to meetings and presentations, your prayers have been answered. With the latest generation of pico projectors, bulk is becoming a thing of the past.

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Microvision SHOWWX+ Laser Pico Review


The Microvision ShowWX+ laser projector is a nice improvement over the ShowWX, with its lower cost, higher lumen output, accessories, and long battery life, making it a hard value to beat as a personal micro-theater.


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The SHOWWX from Microvision is a good mini projector. The contrast ratio is stellar, but the brightness is limited. Taking these both into account, the overall picture quality is okay. This mobile projector has more going for it in the recreational...

This projector has a high contrast ratio of 5000:1

This projector doesn't have a manual focus

This projector has features that are more suited to recreational uses.

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Microvision SHOWWX Laser Pico Review


With the Microvision ShowWX in your pocket, your presentation is ready when you are. Instant movies in your hotel room. Excellent value in one of the tiniest pocket projectors ever...

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I like mine


In addition to sharing photos and watching movies pretty much any surface. I bought mine especially so that I could hook it up as a monitor for my mac mini I use the HDMI adapter for the mac and it hooks right up to the ShowWX+. I've also used it...

Bright, vibrant colors, never has to focus. Lights off, it looks great up to 50 inches or so

In normal light, it gets very dim at anything over 30 inches

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A product with a lot of potential.


This unit has a lot of possibilities IF they increase the resolution and AT LEAST triple the lumen output.

Good color. Very accurate reproduction. No stutter, freezing. Really easy to use

Dark, dark, dark. Only works in vary low light situations, or with screen size so small that you may as well watch off the computer screen or the ipad screen. No refund/return allowed

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Good idea, poor implementation


If you are looking for performance and have tons of $$$ to waste, then Microvision is a good option, but Optoma is a much better value for what you get.

Mobile, auto-focus, no worries about light burning out

It is very bright, but picture quality is horrible. I would rather have a device that I don't need to connect to an ipod (please include a SD card slot!), very difficult to read text. Form factor is horrible (no sense of industrial design)

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Pocket full of miracle !


I paid considerably more for my unit as I bought it elsewhere -- Newegg is tough to beat!

I have used my ShowWx and iPod as a video source to project movies on camping trips and everyone has been AMAZED at how it performs. I used a portable audio amp and speakers and a little USB power pack and it makes for a GREAT movie night !! For...

No internal memory for media storage

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Merveille de technologie


A posséder rien que pour la curiosité du laser. Il faut imaginer qu'un petit miroir (mems) fait balayer à toute vitesse un rayon laser (façon tube cathodique de vielle télé) dont la source est 3 diodes laser rouge verte et bleue. La diode laser verte...