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JmGO View Projector – The Android Beast is Coming to CES 2016

JmGO G1

With a number of mobile projectors storming the market, there is not much scope for the new ones to differentiate them. But here is one projector that is self-sufficient and nearly perfect – JmGO View. Though the makers are not known much western markets, but they aim to boost their reputation by introducing their newest projector to CES 2016, in Las Vegas.

If you think a projector cannot compete with a HDTV, you are wrong. With a smart projector like the JmGO G1 Smart Home Theater, here is a HD projection that is clearer and bigger than any television, with an incorporated media streaming device.

  • JmGO ‘s new projector looks like its previous generation units and features an aluminium alloy body with a rectangular shape with a single button on the top for on-off switch.
  • Here is the best-looking projector ever that includes a set of speakers. It can project an image at a reasonable 1280x720p resolution and also in 3D which is fantastic in itself.
  • The display stretches incredibly into 180 inches and a staggering contrast ratio of 1000:1.
  • The projection also boasts of about 250 lumens of brightness.

The Differentiators

JmGO needs no extra devices to work and can work on its own. The basic version features Android 4.4 and 1 GB of RAM with 16 GB of storage (8 GB internal, and 8 GB from TF card). It is controllable through WiFi from an app.

The JmGO Smart Home Theater condenses the required projector and speakers to convey an experience with enough sound and a screen large enough for very large walls. The round, disc-shaped projector also includes an AC power cord and adapter, a handy remote control, and also a bracket joint to fix it in a room.

JmGO View – Salient Specifications

  • ARM Cortex-A9 Processor
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1280×800 native resolution
  • 1500 lumens brightness
  • Includes HDMI port, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, and Ethernet
  • Supports 4k input resolution

Other Attributes

The device is cooled with a small fan fit on the bottom. The light ring around the power button has three different colours to indicate on, off and Bluetooth speaker mode.

The JmGO throws its projection high above waist level to even create a healthy projection on the ceiling. With no vertical lens adjustment, physical movement is required to tilt the projector upwards for an optimal image.

The projector is controlled with a remote which is comfortable to hold and includes some buttons for controlling diverse functions – four buttons on the top and two on the side.

The analog stick is intended for navigation, although the air mouse is convenient for typing too. A microphone is built into the remote, and includes a Google voice search.

Software upgrades are easy to perform with an Upgrade button on settings menu with a quick update to software. The projector includes a custom UI for better navigation throughout.

Bottom Line

JmGO G1 projector is user-friendly and extremely attractive. It is certainly one of the best projectors around since the niggles with the remote are negligible. The Smart Home Theater combines many functions and offers the best in one simple product, delivering optimum value for money.

Here is one high-end home cinema, and delivers fantastic value for a mid-range projector that can offer an experience worthy of the best projectors.

The JmGO is priced at $549.99 at Amazon.com

Rajiv Patil
Rajiv is one of the founders of Nimblechapps, a web and mobile development company based out of India. At Nimblechapps he overlooks delivery, product development and often lends a hand to the in house development team. His personal interest include Travel, Food and Motorcycling.