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Optoma PICO PK201

Optoma PICO PK201
alaScore 85

155 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by 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 PK201 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 155 reviews)

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Optoma PK201


The Optoma PK201 is a modestly bright Pico projector producing 20 lumens in its brightest mode. Not a lot of power, but this unit doesn't dissapoint even though the brightness is on the low side. I should state that most projectors that run under just...

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 ; Project up to a 70 inch image ; AVI, MOV, MP4, 3GP (Common video formats are converted using...

Not very bright at 20 lumens and does not get any brighter when plugged into AC ; Battery lasts only about an hour ; Requires some files to be converted by the Optoma software in order to playback from projectors internal memory ; Not as price...

Dark environments with no ambient light for best viewing

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Optoma Pico PK201 Review


A full feature set with with a crisp and saturated image make the PK201 pico pocket projector a great alternative for mobile presentation. Excellent Value!

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Optoma PK201


In a class of lightweight portable projectors, the Optomo Pico PK201 is a featherweight at only 5.7 ounces. But can this tiny device perform against its heavier opponents?


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Awesome travel projector!


First pico-projector I have seen that exceeds 'fun toy'... awesome projector. All hookups work great, iphone adapter works perfectly as well... had netflix on the wall via iphone in no time. 20 lumens on bright background in the dark looks near HDTV...

Connections: AV, VGA, and HDMI!, micro SD slot, ease of use, brightness for size, 3-led engine, great resolution, unit size is amazingly small

battery life (standard for most), poor speaker (again, standard), limited internal memory

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Amazon review summary for Optoma PICO PK201


alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Optoma PICO PK201 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on

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

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Optoma PK201, VGA, 20 LED Lumens, Pico Pocket Projector

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Not bright enough to be useful


While it's very light weight and full of features, the bulb is not bright enough to be useful.

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Road Warriors Must Have Tool


I an a consultant on construction projects. The areas I do presentations in are remote and often primitive. One less bag to get through customs and throwing a projection up on a cramped construction trailer wall is what this device seems to be made for.

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Bright little projector


I bought PKA21 (which is PK201+iPod video cable) other webs site, but I mainly use this projector with internal movie player.Very bright screen but screen size is small, which is no issue for me. Work best in dark, but still projected image can bee...

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Love it!


I love it because of its size and convenience for use in a classroom setting.

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Nice and small, but not all it's cracked up to be


Good: Small, low power consumption, good input options including micro usb.Bad: 1) The software it comes with to convert video files to a format it can play doesn't work - hangs up the computer. Use video editing software to convert to iPod format. 2)...

Product Specifications

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)