Jireno Cube4 projector review: Compact and loud Android TV projector with carry handle

Maria J. Danford

As we devote extra of our time at dwelling working from our dwelling business office and extra of our leisure time watching the display, it is starting to be clear that we want to have a superior display working experience.

No more time restricted to the area of the business office, portable projectors are starting to be the de facto addition to dwelling theatre enjoyment. Now the Jireno Cube4 offers a portable projector with 500 ANSI (American Countrywide Expectations Institute) lumens and Android Tv.

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I been given an early product pre-launch speaker so some of the attributes promised in the remaining solution were not in the bundle I been given. 

My box contained the Jireno Cube4 projector, a detachable deal with, a distant control, and a energy adaptor.

If you buy the $254 Kickstarter distinctive deluxe bundle you will also acquire a tripod, a storage bag, and an eighty four-inch projector display — nevertheless, these were not bundled in my bundle.

The Jireno Cube4 projector is a awesome compact dimension with dimensions of a hundred ninety x 195 x 130mm and it weighs two.2kg. It is not completely portable: You have to forever connect the speaker to a energy offer. There is no on-board battery for really distant enjoy.

Like

  • Moveable with have deal with
  • Auro concentrate on startup
  • Loud 3W speakers

Really don’t Like

  • Not vibrant until in darkened rooms
  • No on-board battery

The leading of the unit has the energy swap, and the bottom has a screw thread to mount the speaker on a stand or ceiling bracket.

The rear of the speaker has the energy port, a USB Style-A slot, an IR port for the distant control, a USB Style-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

There are grilles on the front and the back of the speaker for two 5W speakers. There is no slot for a TF card. you will have to buy an adapter to use your TF card through the USB sort-A slot.

The Dice 4 is made from aluminium CNC, and feels solid and perfectly constructed. Its optics are sealed guiding the lens, but there is no lens dust include, or slide for when the Dice 4 is not in use, and it is uncomplicated to get fingerprints on the lens when buying up the projector.

The projector has a resolution of 1920 x 1080px from its LED lamp and will help 4k images with HDR 10+. It has a configurable element ratio of either sixteen:9 or 4:3 and will job an image from 30 inches up to two hundred inches and modify the projected images by zooming.

Jireno endorses that you situation the projector two-3m absent from the display – though you can get a sensible image from all-around one.5m absent from the display.

The sealed lamp helps prevent dust ingress, promises 30,000 hrs of use and will deliver an image with a distinction ratio of 3000:one. The image will autofocus on initialisation, and automated keystone correction will get the very best image form probable.

Inside the projector, there is an Amlogic T972 chip jogging a quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor jogging at up to one.98GHz with an Arm Mali-G31 MP2 GPU with help for OpenGL ES 3.two, Vulkan one.one, and OpenCL two. jogging Android Tv. It has 2GB DDR4 RAM and has up to 16GB of storage.

The projector will connect to equally two.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. Relationship to the Wi-Fi could be quicker. I uncovered the distant control clunky and hoping to enter my elaborate Wi-Fi password took these kinds of a extended time that I gave up, and plugged a USB keyboard into the projector to finish the connection.

The first factor I noticed is that the projector is certainly not as vibrant as it statements to be. The ViewComm iSpace two at 250 ANSI lumens would seem to be of identical brightness, and at 100ANSI lumens I feel that the hp CC200 projector is in fact brighter than the Jireno Cube4.

I would certainly get the assert of 500 ANSI lumens with a huge pinch of salt. To get a vibrant plenty of image, job the display onto a white wall and block out all offered light-weight resources.

When the projector switches on it will autofocus and deliver a sharp image, but make absolutely sure that you do not go the projector from its initial situation. If you do go the projector you will want to readjust the concentrate utilizing the controls on the projector.

Automated keystoning is not on by default, but the keystone is uncomplicated to improve when you get the projector established up in the place you want it to be.

Android Tv is a awesome touch, and it is uncomplicated to customise the interface to get the channels you want. Seem from its onboard 3W speakers is extremely superior across the ranges with very little distortion across mid and significant ranges and sensible bass.

Mouse mode is a bit of a discomfort however. Toggle mouse mode on and off and use the distant control like a mouse.

Contrary to the XGIMI MoGo Pro projector which allows you wave the distant control on the display to go the mouse, the Cube4 directional buttons go the mouse cursor all-around the display.

An additional challenge is that the mouse cursor is black, the very same colour as the Android Tv qualifications. I shed the mouse cursor various moments ahead of I gave up and utilized the directional menu arrows to navigate through the menu.

You can use your voice assistant to control the projector so you do not want to mess all-around with the distant control.

In use the Cube4 is tranquil: Jireno states that the Cube4 makes fewer than 30dB when in use. The admirer sound is not intrusive at all, and as shortly as you have sound from the projector, you will not discover it.

All in all for less than $two hundred the Jireno Dice 4 is a awesome compact portable projector with a detachable carrying deal with, superior speakers, and Android Tv.

Make absolutely sure you use it in a darkened area and tweak the autofocus and keystone options to get the very best image and you will have a awesome portable projector for a superior rate.

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