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Optoma PICO PK301

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews of Optoma PICO PK301. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the price and noise. The size and image quality also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, image quality, size, noise, price


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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Consumer review ( review summary for Optoma PICO PK301


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Optoma PICO PK301 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Reviewers really like the price and design. The size and image quality also get good comments. There are some critical comments about the reliability, and there are mixed comments on the noise and usability.

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma PK301 Pico Pocket DLP ProjectorOptoma PK301 Pico Pocket DLP Projector

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Optoma PICO PK301


alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Optoma PICO PK301 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Comments about the noise and price are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

image quality, usability, size, price, noise


66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma PK301plus, WVGA, 75 LED Lumens, Pico Pocket ProjectorOptoma PK301plus, WVGA, 75 LED Lumens, Pico Pocket Projector

May, 2018

Expert review by : Michael A. Prospero (

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...

Jul, 2010

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Expert review by (

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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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

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

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Allan Abbott (

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.

Aug, 2010


Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

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.

Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

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.

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Optoma PK301+


Optoma's latest pocket projector is fun and solid value.

Good black levels, Very small and lightweight design, Good connectivity

Optional extra adaptors needed for many sources, Pics aren't quite as bright as hoped

Sep, 2012

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Optoma Pico PK301


Around this time last year, we went walkabout with the first truly pocket-sized projector: Optoma's PK101. And frankly, once we'd seen past the allure of its design, we were underwhelmed. The thing just didn't chuck out enough light to actually do...

Looks a decent spec which means you can get a good level of brightness from it. At this brightness level though you cant expect it to kick out thousands of lumens and be using it to project to a large audience but its perfect for small groups of people...

Aug, 2010

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Optoma Pico PK301 review


Optoma's latest Pico has arrived to deliver a much-needed performance boost the pocket projector scene. Does it succeed?

A vast improvement on its predecessor and still charmingly small, but a lack of brightness means it’s still restricted to a life in dark rooms

Aug, 2010

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Optoma PK301+


This portable projector needs no extras: it packs a built in mdeia player so you can plonk it down wherever you are and hit play. Of course, you can lash lots of other gizmos to it for playback too: the HDMI connection means you can beam content from a...

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1410
Battery life (max):1.5
Battery performance:1410
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


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


Built-in display: No

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector

Energy Management

Power Source:AC/Battery / Battery / DC


Lamp Type:LED
Service life of lamp:20000

Lens System



Audio formats supported:AAC, ADPCM, MP3, OGG, PCM / AAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WMA / AC3, MP3, MS-ADPCM, OGG, PCM, WMA
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Document formats supported:PPT, PPTX
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, PSD, TIF / BMP, JPG
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:0.5
Video compression format:3gp, asf, avi, flv, m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, rm, rmvb, wmv / 3GP, AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4
Video formats supported:3gp,asf,avi,flv,m4v,mov,mp4,mpeg,mpg,rm,rmvb,wmv / 3GP,AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,XVID / 3GP,AVI,MOV,MP4


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

Other Features

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.73 x 2.75 x 1.17
Power Requirements:100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:3.7 V DC
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, AV, USB, VGA / AV, USB, VGA
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote Control Type:IR


Noise Level:29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, POR, TUR / DEU, ENG, ESP, POR, TUR

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
AV input: Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Composite video in:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
HDMI connector type:Mini
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Source:AC/Battery / Battery / DC


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1 / 3000:1
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Objective projection distance:5.12 - 118.1 / 7.87 - 196.9
Projection distance:5.12 - 118.1 / 7.87 - 196.9
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:100 / 20 / 50
Projector native resolution:WVGA (854x480)
Screen size compatibility:5 - 120 / 5.5 - 136 / 80 - 150


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal storage capacity:0.053710938 / 55
Maximum memory card size:32
Optical disc player type:Not included


3D compatibility: No
Full HD: No

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:8.01 / 8.29 / 8.82