The LUMOS NANO is the 3rd instalment in Lumos’ portfolio or domestic projectors, following the unique LUMOS AURO and LUMOS RAY projectors. The unique AURO was once a bigger projector that’s intended to be saved at domestic, whilst the RAY was once somewhat smaller and had some portability options constructed into it. And now comes the LUMOS NANO, which is made even smaller (as small as a 320ml can drink), and may also be introduced round with reference to anyplace.
Let’s see if the LUMOS NANO lives as much as its predecessor’s efficiency, or will it endure drawbacks on account of its small measurement?
LUMOS NANO – Specs
|Technical Specs||LUMOS NANO|
|Measurement||400g, 12 x 8 x 12 cm|
|Show Generation||Top rate DLP|
|Answer||Reinforce 1080p (Local 480p)|
|Regulate||Top rate Contact Pad Regulate, Far off Regulate|
|Running Device||Android 9.0|
|Built in Apps||Youtube, Netflix, Google Play Retailer, Airplay, EShare, WIFI Show|
|Facet Ratio||16:9 / 4:3|
|Projected Display screen Measurement||50-100 Inch|
|Brief Throw Ratio||1.2:1|
|Battery Existence||2 Hours Playtime (2-3 Hours to price)|
|Keystone Correction||Horizontal & Vertical +-15 stage
Built in Auto Vertical Adjustment
|Interfaces||HDMI x 1 / USB x 1
|Provide Energy||12V, 2A|
|Reminiscence & Garage||RAM 2GB + ROM16GB|
|Display screen Mirroring||Airplay app for iPhones
EShare app for Samsung
WIFI Show app for Android telephones
|In a position to Mount?||No, it’s too small to be fastened.|
|Guaranty||1 12 months|
What’s In The Field?
- LUMOS NANO x 1
- Person Handbook x 1
- Energy Cable x 1
- Far off Regulate x 1
The LUMOS NANO is through a long way, one of the most smallest projectors I’ve ever reviewed. Total, it’s as LUMOS claims, the projector is as small as a canned drink, albeit a little bit beefier at the facets and not more cylindrical. It weighs an insignificant 400g, which is the load of 2 smartphones and will simply have compatibility into any backpack or baggage right through your travels. I point out journey on account of transportable it’s, however you’ll additionally use this at domestic and even within the administrative center, so long as you will have a blank/transparent wall to challenge on.
The LUMOS NANO additionally has a couple of methods up its sleeve to make it extra consumer pleasant. At the best, there’s a slightly sensor panel which helps you to keep watch over the amount, trackpad for navigation, and a navigation bar which is composed of the menu, domestic, and again button ala Android. At the entrance, there’s the black bar which homes the projector lens, and the again holds the charging port, infrared sensor, an LED standing gentle, HDMI port, and a USB Kind-A port.
Proper beside the projector lens, there’s the focal point adjuster scroll wheel. At the reverse aspect, there’s the three.5mm audio jack if you wish to revel in audio on your own, in addition to the facility button (lengthy press to activate).
The LUMOS NANO does have those grilles as smartly, the smaller one close to the ports for the exhaust enthusiasts, and the bigger one under it for the integrated audio system. No longer simplest that, the audio system may also be used independently, because of this the LUMOS NANO may also be only a Bluetooth speaker if you wish to have it to be. At the backside base, there’s a three/4 screw hollow so that you can set up the mini tripod (incorporated), or your individual (higher) tripod. There also are 4 anti-skid rubbers to forestall the projector from slipping.
Couple of highlights in regards to the LUMOS NANO’s projection efficiency is that it has 1500 lumens, and will challenge as much as 100-inches to your wall. That’s a complete lot larger than lots of the good TVs out there at this time, and it’s transportable so you’ll convey that 100-inch of content material with you anywhere you cross.
Sooner than we cross into projection high quality, you must additionally know that the LUMOS NANO has computerized vertical keystone correction, which is superb for up and down correction when projecting from other angles. However, for horizontal correction, you’ll wish to do it manually through turning off auto correction. From there, you’ll manually modify the 4 corners of the display. Do word that the extra slanted your projector is angled, the smaller the utmost projection measurement you’ll get.
Projection high quality smart, the LUMOS NANO does are living as much as its declare of a 100-inch, and it doesn’t lose a lot readability or focal point with the focal point adjuster. I’m shocked it would be offering this kind of efficiency from one of these small frame, and that is very obviously exhibited whilst you’re looking at YouTube movies or Netflix displays. So long as the NANO is setup on a solid floor (desk/tripod), and the focal point is completed as it should be, then you definately gained’t have a lot to fret in regards to the projection. Color smart, it’s tremendous vibrant and it in reality displays when your floor is blank, and white.
Projector Instrument (UI)
When it comes to the UI, it’s advanced so much from the LUMOS AURO. It’s so much snappier, and navigation is extra consumer pleasant this time spherical. The entirety is classified higher, and far more uncomplicated to get right of entry to. Alternatively, having a just right UI method you’ll want navigation to be on par as smartly, proper? LUMOS incorporated a faraway keep watch over to paintings with the NANO, which is a smart because it provides some other degree of comfort. However, positive instructions are gradual and laggy, the keypress doesn’t sign up smartly and it’s just like the cursor doesn’t know the place to head. You’ll be able to’t in particular spotlight on positive buttons you wish to have to press.
For instance, in Netflix, you’ll cross right into a drama/display, and you’ll make a selection the episode you wish to have to observe. However as it doesn’t cross to the precise play button for that episode, you’ll simplest press play on EP1 of the display. Sooner or later, I ended in the usage of a Bluetooth mouse with the faraway keep watch over. The Bluetooth mouse for navigation and clicking of things, and the faraway to activate/off, in addition to quantity keep watch over. That’s an additional accent on my section, however it improves the consumer interface tenfold.
Excluding that, the entirety else works fast and is straightforward to grasp and use.
Person Revel in
I’ve been the usage of the LUMOS NANO for a few weeks now, for motion pictures, video games, and sooner or later I even attempted to paintings the usage of the projector. It was once a amusing revel in seeing your entire emails blown as much as a 100-inch display in entrance of you. It’s in reality transportable so I may convey it with me anyplace. All of the buttons are smartly positioned as they’re simple to achieve. The contact panel at the best is delicate, however it’s exhausting to inform the place the touchpad edges are. It could’ve been great if there was once a bump at the fringe of the touchpad to higher distinguish the place to the touch for controls.
The exhaust fan at the LUMOS NANO can get somewhat loud, however after some time it simply fades into the background, and the audio out of your content material would’ve masked it over in any case.
Observing Netflix displays and YouTube movies on it’s nice, however enjoying video games on it’s the place it’s in reality at. I hooked it as much as each the PS5 and Nintendo Transfer, and gaming on a 100-inch display is actually one thing else. Smartly, the projection will not be as great as an OLED good TV, however it’s the following best possible factor if you wish to have huge display gaming. To position issues into viewpoint, suppose enjoying video games in a cinema and also you’re sitting within the center row of the cinema corridor.
Mini Tripod Stand
Lumos incorporated a mini tripod stand with the NANO, and it really works smartly in propping up the NANO because it does have extendable legs. However, since the projector does have somewhat of heft to it, it may simplest be adjusted to positive restricted angles.
Fortunately, the ground base of the LUMOS NANO has a three/4 screwhole, you’ll simply mount it onto different higher tripods that experience the screw base. I connected it to the tripod I exploit for video recording, and it straight away gave the LUMOS NANO significantly better adjustability and ergonomics. I may make it a lot taller, decrease once I need to challenge onto the ceiling, sideways if I’m projecting a smartphone display. So, you’ll use the tripod given, or use your individual, it’s as much as you.
In the case of connectivity ports, I feel the LUMOS NANO lacks only one port on this space. It has a USB-A for such things as pendrive, or connecting a peripheral. It has a HDMI port for connecting exterior gadgets to it, a three.5mm audio jack in the event you wanna use a stressed out headphone/earphone. For the entirety else, you’ll at all times attach it to the NANO by means of Bluetooth. Something I might’ve preferred to look at the NANO is USB Kind-C. No longer simplest would USB-C be extra common for as of late’s charging requirements, however it would additionally permit customers to hook up sooner gadgets like transportable SSDs.
That includes Dolby Audio, the LUMOS NANO does a perfect process in filling up all of the room with its integrated speaker. It can be only a unmarried speaker device, however it has a pleasant stereo impact to it, particularly when the projector is in entrance or in the back of you. When it’s positioned adjoining to you, you’ll simply inform the audio is “slanted” and it’s now not as interesting.
Audio high quality smart, positive instances it does sound somewhat tinny. However, the highs are shiny, and the mids are remarkable. This implies higher speech and discussion out of your motion pictures and displays. As for the bass, it does have a kick to it however now not an excessive amount of. Plus, it is advisable use the LUMOS NANO as a Bluetooth speaker by itself, in order that’s an advantage.
On a unmarried price, it would incessantly challenge content material for roughly 2 hours and quarter-hour ahead of shutting down. The battery lifestyles additionally in large part will depend on how loud the integrated audio system are enjoying at, and whether or not or now not you’re using the integrated Wi-Fi. You might want to save extra battery in the event you’re attached to an exterior instrument (e.g. pc), or if the audio was once routed out via Bluetooth, or at a decrease quantity.
As discussed above, USB-C would’ve been great to have at the LUMOS NANO. That approach, it is advisable simply percentage charging cables along with your different USB-C gadgets and now not having to convey some other DC charger only for the LUMOS NANO to your travels. It has a small LED standing gentle on best of the DC charging port too – purple for charging, and stale for when it’s absolutely charged.
For whilst you’re at domestic, and feature a delegated spot for the LUMOS NANO to challenge, you’ll at all times hook up the DC cable for consistent energy supply. That approach, you gained’t have to fret about battery lifestyles.
As I come to the belief of penning this overview, I nonetheless can’t consider how a lot the LUMOS NANO projector has to provide in the case of efficiency and contours. Certain, it has a couple of drawbacks, however the ones may also be remedied with small workarounds. For the cost of RM1,499, I’d say it’s a gorgeous nice deal making an allowance for it may be a stay-home projector, in addition to a travel-with-me projector. Simply call to mind all of the puts it is advisable convey it to, and the way it is advisable put it to use in several areas.