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Optoma PICO PK301

Optoma PICO PK301
alaScore 87

160 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and size. The value for money and image quality are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, value for money, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma PICO PK301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 160 reviews)

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Optoma PK301

 

This pico projector is small, sleek, and bright, but a high price and short battery life knock it down a peg.

Attractive design ; Relatively bright picture ; Accurate focusing ring ; Wide range of inputs

Must convert PowerPoint presentations before viewing ; Short battery life ; More expensive than competitors

There are some things we like about the Optoma PK301; of all the pico projectors we've tested recently, it's the easiest and most accurate to focus, and it has a good number of connection options. It's images are also fairly bright. However, we prefer...

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Optoma PK301 Pico Pocket Projector

 

When Optoma designed the PK301 Pico Pocket Projector ($400 street), it must have been thinking that in a world of 10- and 12- lumen pico projectors, a 50-lumen model would be king. Indeed, it may be. Although the PK301 is a little bigger and heavier...

Unusually bright. Connects to both computers and video devices. Audio out for headset or speakers

Low volume. Visibly uneven brightness across the screen. No composite video cable included. VGA cable may be too short

The Optoma PK301 Pico Pocket Projector is the brightest pico projector yet, but it's a study in tradeoffs between brightness and size, weight, and battery life.

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Optoma PK301

 

The pojector comes with a remote that allows complete control of the projectors functions and the on-screen menu system is pretty staightforward. You also get a lot of accessories with this projector, but keep in mind not all regions will have the same...

Higher resolution than most Picos at 854x480 ; Has a microSD card slot for loading presentation slides ; Accepts HDMI Has a USB port to read files from ; 21 measured lumens with internal battery, 52-53 lumens!!! with AC power or XP8000 external battery...

Not particularly bright at 20 lumens when using just battery power (get the battery pack) ; Battery lasts only about an hour with Standard Mode ; Not as small as most Pico projectors ; More expensive than other Pico projectors

Dark environments with no ambient light for best viewing

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Optoma Pico PK301 Review

 

The Optoma PK-301 projector has a combination of aspect ratio and brightness that puts it in a class by itself.

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Optoma PK301+

 

Although there are some limitations, this is a product that can deliver an appealing picture, is easily packed and carried and offers enough versatility that it is certainly worth investigating. You might find that the Optoma PK301+ is precisely the...

You get good picture quality with this device

You need to plug in an AC adapter to get the maximum brightness this pico projector offers

The Optoma PK301+ projects images nearly 16 feet and offers a variety of connectivity options.

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Optoma PK301

 

Optoma Pico PK301 is small, easily transported and provides good quality images. We show you how it compares to the other projectors on our lineup.

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Best for home videos and perfect for HD movies/videos

 

this gadget completed my "personal electronics" collection. you can connect almost anything with a video output to this pico projector. I have tried my DSLR camera with HDMI port, my computer by both VGA and HDMI, TV, Receiver, Portable Media Player...

All kind of connections you may need. good picture and best of the line with 50 lumens brightness (with main power adaptor)

unable to get advantage of USB charging while projecting. very light. battery quality/life very low. some people complaining white dots on the display after some times. (i'm using it since August 2011 and no such complain)

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Nice product. TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SUPPORT>

 

I wanted to give this product a good review. I like the convenience and efficiency of a projector in such a small package. However, after only a few months of use, the HDMI mini-port on my projector ceased operating.

Nice product over all

Unit broke down after a few months. It has been more than two months now and I have not yet received the repaired product

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Best for home videos and perfect for HD movies/videos

 

this gadget completed my "personal electronics" collection. you can connect almost anything with a video output to this pico projector. I have tried my DSLR camera with HDMI port, my computer by both VGA and HDMI, TV, Receiver, Portable Media Player...

All kind of connections you may need. good picture and best of the line with 50 lumens brightness (with main power adaptor)

unable to get advantage of USB charging while projecting. very light. battery quality/life very low. some people complaining white dots on the display after some times. (i'm using it since August 2011 and no such complain)

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Awesome for mini-home-theater feel

 

I like it because its easy to plug and play any sort of input device and immediately get a home theater feel. Can easily be taken overseas without paying customs on a huge flat screen. Major disadvantage is it is hard to find a remote for it.. if you...

very portable to take to a friends house to hook up a PS3 or laptop and play a game or watch a movie with a theater feel ; accepts all types of input

need to have a good set of speakers to connect to it to get a good feel of the image ; too light so it will tip over when u have all the wires plugged in and a cheap tripod. (a good tripod will fix that) ; needs "NO" light to see good pic quality

Product Specifications

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
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