Mini projectors are a great way to share a wide variety of media with a group no matter where you are. While these devices were unheard of only a few years ago, today’s technology has made it increasingly simple to take your projector on the go with you. These devices are particularly useful for portable entertainment and business presentations.

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Vankyo LEISURE 3

VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector, 1080P and 170'' Display Supported,...

HD Video Projector by PoFun

Projector,PoFun Mini Portable Bluetooth Video Andriod 7.1 Projector...

QKK 2200 lumen Mini Projector

QKK Upgrade 5500Lumens Mini Projector [Tripod Included] for Outdoor...

POYANK 2000 Lumens Mini Projector

[Upgrade TV Projector] POYANK 2800Lumens LED Mini Projector- 50,000...

Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector

Anker Nebula Capsule, Smart Wi-Fi Mini Projector, Black, 100 ANSI...

APEMAN Mini Video Projector

APEMAN M4 Mini Portable Projector, Video DLP Pocket Projector for Home...

Varmax LED Home Projector Mini

Varmax LED Home Projector Mini Compatible with Chromecast Fire Stick...

TENKER Q5 LED Mini Movie Projector

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DLP Mini Projector

ELEPHAS 720P HD LED Movie Projector, LCD Video Projector Support HDMI...

Kodak Ultra Mini Portable Projector

Kodak Ultra Mini Portable Projector - HD 1080p Support LED DLP...

DBPOWER GP15 Mini Projector

Mini Projector, DBPOWER GP15 Projector with 50,000-hour LED Life, 50%...

CiBest Projector, BL45 LED Video Projector

Projector, CiBest Video Projector 170' Display Portable Mini LED Home...

Meyoung TC80 LED Mini Projector

Meyoung TC80 LED Mini Projector, Home Theater LCD HD Movie Video...

How We Choose Our Ratings

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While mini projectors are a relatively new technology, there are plenty of options available on the market today. To pick out the best mini projectors, we looked at several different criteria. Projectors with the highest ratings are highly portable, easy to use and provide an excellent quality picture.

We’ve given each product on our list a rating out of five stars. Mini-projectors with the highest scores are at the top of the list, but each of these is a great way to take entertainment with you wherever you go.

After our top ten list, you’ll find a few runners-up that almost made our roster that are worth checking out as well. And at the very end, you’ll see a quick buyer’s guide to help you get the most out of your mini projector.

Top 10 Best Mini Projectors

VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector, 1080P and 170'' Display Supported,...
  • SUPERIOR VIEWING EXPERIENCE: Supporting 1920x1080 resolution, VANKYO Leisure 3 projector is powered by MStar Advanced...
  • MULTIMEDIA PORTABLE PROJECTOR: VANKYO Leisure 3 projector is perfect for video viewing, TV series watching as well as...
  • BIG SCREEN SIZE: It provides a watching size from 32” to 170” with the projection distance between 4.9ft to 16.4ft....

Designs for this mini projector have improved vastly since their original debut. Today, this mini projector offers viewers an impressive 2200 lumens of brightness and 2000:1 contrast ratio. This mini projector will accommodate screen size from 36 inches to 176 inches. Additionally, this model has two speakers and a quiet cooling system to improve your overall experience.

Customers love that this mini projector comes complete with a travel bag and a handy remote. Also, it is compatible with many different devices. It is easy to set up and easy to take on the go. Plus it is backed by a three-year money back guarantee. While this device is not intended for business purposes, it’s great for home entertainment. We give it five stars.

This mini projector has a hefty price tag, but the better functionality of other mini projectors of its size. This device can project from any cell phone using a USB cable or WiFi connection. Plus, it has several other connector ports to accommodate different types of devices. If you are looking for high contrast and ultra bright colors, this is the mini projector for you.

It’s no surprise that reviews for this product are overwhelmingly positive. Customers love that this projector is small enough to fit in your pocket yet powerful enough to entertain an entire room. This device features an aluminum alloy shell and will work for quite some time after you fully charge it.

Because this mini projector is easier to use and provides a better picture than many others of the same size, we’ve given it five stars.

QKK Upgrade 5500Lumens Mini Projector [Tripod Included] for Outdoor...
  • 🌷 Full HD 2020 Latest Upgraded Projector 1080P Supported - Our QKK 2020 Latest Upgraded Mini Projector is gread...
  • 🌷 Highest Native Resolutions on The Market: QKK home theater projector supports 1920*1080 resolution with 50,000...
  • 🌷 Double USB Port Designed Projector - Cocerned about many customers need to use 2 USB flash drives at the same time,...

For a small product, this mini projector has several neat features. To create the home theater experience of your dreams, this projector features 2200 lumens and boasts an impressive lamp life of 50,000 hours. This model is compatible with a wide range of devices and can be used to project on a screen as big as 176 inches.

Customers enjoy how simple this projector is to set up and use. Plus, its impressive contrast and aspect ratios guarantee an excellent picture. This product has a limited three-year warranty and a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. This mini projector is top notch, five stars.

[Upgrade TV Projector] POYANK 2800Lumens LED Mini Projector- 50,000...
  • Your Home Theater That POYANK Upgraded 2800Lumens Video Projector Can Offer: You can enjoy the happiness movie night or...
  • Get You to Enjoy the Real Home Theater Stereo Soundï: Our POYANK dual built-in speaker enables you to experience the 3D...
  • The Real Multimedia Projector for Your Daily Use: You can use our projector HDMI port to connect your Laptop, Blue-Ray...

This affordable projector is an impressive product for the low price you pay for it. It produces 2000 Lumens of light and features a high contrast ratio. This projector is an excellent choice for displaying movies outside at night. Additionally, because it has multiple connector ports, you’ll be able to use it to watch a wide array of devices.

Customers love the affordable price point of this mini projector and how well it works at night. However, the sound quality of the built-in speaker is weak. If you use this device, be sure to attach an external speaker. Overall, you can’t beat the price of this mini projector, and it has an impressive three-year warranty should anything go wrong. We give it 4.8 stars.

Anker Nebula Capsule, Smart Wi-Fi Mini Projector, Black, 100 ANSI...
  • Remarkable Clarity and Contrast: DLP's advanced IntelliBright algorithms deliver a remarkably bright 100 ANSI-lumen...
  • 360° Speaker: Equipped with a powerful omnidirectional speaker, this mini projector pumps out sound all around.
  • Home Entertainment: Enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, and more up to 100 inches big anywhere in your home thanks to...

The Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector is unique in both size and functionality. Upon first glance, you might mistake this can-shaped projector for a simple Bluetooth speaker. To be fair, the bottom half of this projector is a 360-degree speaker that is more powerful than speakers typically found on mini projectors.

Customers love that this device is “smart” on its own without having to be tethered to a different machine. Just control the device with an app on your smartphone. However, it can also be connected to external devices to expand its capabilities further.

This cute and portable device is impressive, but it has a shockingly high price tag. Keep in mind though that this device is award winning and will work how, when, and where you want to use it. We rate it with 4.8 stars.

Mini Projector,Portable Pico Video Projector Android 7.1 for iPhone...
  • NEW UPGRADE : AEHR mini projector just as small as an iPhone 8P.Weigh about 0.58 lb,easy to carry.Android 7.1 system...
  • WITH THE SCREEN: AEHR mini projector perfect support multiple devices with the screen.U can use happycast and airplay...
  • WARRANTY: To make the portable AEHR mini beam projectors better, we provide one year warranty service and professional...

This tiny but powerful video projector can fit in your pocket but still displays excellent video quality. While this device only produces 50-100 lumens, its contrast ratio and resolution make it ideal for projecting movies. Like many tiny projectors, this device displays well on both a large and small scale. In fact, you can view your projections on screen sizes from 30-100 inches.

Customers enjoy how easy it is to set up this mini projector and how it connects to many types of devices. It’s also worth noting that this device has improved cooling technology to prevent it from overheating. This device has a built-in battery and will project for up to two hours before you will need to connect it to a charger. We give it 4.7 stars.

Varmax LED Home Projector Mini Compatible with Chromecast Fire Stick...
  • 🌼[Authentic Brightness] Equipped with 24 built-in LED Bulbs in a compact size projector, FULL 1200 luminous...
  • 🌼[Quality Cooling System and Lifespan] Unique 3 Built-in Fans support the projector for long time running (9 hours...
  • 🌼[Enjoy Bigger than Bigger] There are 5 ports on the projector: HDMI, USB, Speaker Input, AV, VGA. With HDMI...

This versatile LED mini projector will help you create a home theater in no time. Varmax has recently upgraded their design and improves the compatibility of this device. Currently, you can connect virtually any phone, game system, or USB device to this projector. Also, because this projector supports both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios you’ll always get a great picture.

Customers enjoy that this projector is easy to set up and use with a large number of devices. Plus, its bright display and high contrast ratio make it ideal for watching movies or sporting events. As a bonus, the sound quality of this projector is relatively good.

This mini projector is reasonably priced and will fit well into almost any budget. We like that this product features adequate cooling and that its bulbs will last for nearly 50,000 hours. However, some users find it difficult to use indoors because of the direction that it projects. We give this product 4.7 stars.  

TENKER Q5 LED Mini Movie Projector

This miniature movie projector may look simple, but it provides users with a high-quality experience. The lights in this projector reach up to 1500 lumens, and this device features a contrast ratio of 1000:1. Many customers love how straightforward this projector is to use and how bright the picture it produces is.

Customer reviews for this product are extraordinarily positive. However, for some users, this product deteriorated pretty quickly. It seems that problems arise when people use this projector more often than not. But, if you’re only looking to use it a few times a year, then this is probably a good choice. All in all, we give it 4.6 stars.

ELEPHAS 720P HD LED Movie Projector, LCD Video Projector Support HDMI...
  • Ultimate Visual Experience: ELEPHAS CL760 projector is equipped with a LED light and native 1280×800 pixels resolution...
  • HIFI Level Stereo Speaker: With built-in amplifier chip and SRS sound, the best sound technology, the built-in HIFI...
  • Updated Cooling System: Equipped with an advanced cooling system with heat dispersion, the fan noise is only 32db, the...

If you are looking for a mini projector that is genuinely tiny, this DLP mini projector is perfect for you. This projector is small enough to fit in your pocket and go anywhere with you. This portable device has connector ports for a variety of different cables and will work with various multi-screen technologies (like Apple AirPlay).

Customers like that this projector is quiet and produces a high-quality picture. Also, it’s worth noting that this projector can be used to project onto screens anywhere from 15-130 inches. Reviews for this product are mostly positive, but some users have difficulty connecting it to specific devices. For us, this mini projector gets 4.5 stars. 

Mini Projector, Vamvo Ultra Mini Portable Projector 1080p Supported HD...
  • COMPACT, PORTABLE, VERSATILE ---- This projector’s compact and lightweight design, with a tiny frame of 5.7 * 3.2 *...
  • MULTI-SCREEN SHARING ---- Vamvo mini projector adopts the latest Multi-screen technology. You are able to project the...
  • VIBRANT DISPLAY ---- Make it your personal sports game projector. Enjoy our projector’s vibrant color and...

This pocket-sized portable projector comes from one of the most recognizable technology brands on the market today, Kodak. Specifically, Kodak is well-known for its historical background in photography and film development. Unfortunately, the impressive quality of their previous products doesn’t translate to the image produced by this projector.

Despite less than stellar visual projections, users love this mini projector for its ease and convenience. Unlike some other models, there is no complicated interface to deal figure out. And, it has a built-in speaker that works better than some. And, even though its projection resolution could be better, it does provide a quality experience in a dark room.

All in all, this projector could be better, but it could indeed be worse. It got 4.5 stars from us.

Close Runners-Up

While these projectors didn’t quite make the cut for our top ten list, they’re still pretty impressive in one way or another. We’ve included them here in case none of the projectors above suit your personal preferences.

Mini Projector, DBPOWER GP15 Projector with 50,000-hour LED Life, 50%...
  • CRYSTAL CLEAR IMAGE QUALITY: The DBPOWER GP15 movie projector is 50% brighter and sharper than other 1800 lumens...
  • ENJOY THE BIG SCREEN EXPERIENCE AT HOME: It may be small, but the DBPOWER GP15 video projector has a projection display...
  • AN ARRAY OF MULTIMEDIA CONNECTIONS: Supports connections with PCs, laptops, games consoles, TF cards (max 32GB), USB...

This mini projector is reasonably priced and provides a decent picture. Unfortunately, if you are looking for an extraordinarily bright image, you may be disappointed. Some people love this projector and its affordable price tag. On the bright side, customer service representatives for this company are incredibly responsive and ready to solve problems.

All in all, this projector isn’t bad, but you can do better. We give it 4.4 stars.

Projector, CiBest Video Projector 170" Display Portable Mini LED Home...
  • ✨ 2018 NEWEST MODEL ✨ CiBest Home Video projector. You can get a screen size range from 33" to 170''. Support up to...
  • ✨ TOP-NOTCH VIEWING EXPERIENCE ✨ Supports 5~16.4 ft project distance, ±15▫ manual keystone correction to meet...
  • ✨ CONNECT to MULTIPLE DEVICE ✨ Works with MAC, Laptops, PCs, Tablets, PS4, XBOX, TV Box, TV Stick, Blue-ray DVD...

As far as portable projectors go, this one isn’t bad. It’s has a wide range of compatible devices and boasts 2200 lumens of brightness. Unfortunately, it was difficult to find out much else about this promising device. And, the LED lights are not projected to last as long as those in similar models. Due to lack of customer reviews, we’ve given this product 4.3 stars.

Meyoung TC80 LED Mini Projector, Home Theater LCD HD Movie Video...
  • Meyoung portable projector perfect for connecting to any HDMI-enabled devices such as PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Blue-ray...
  • Meyoung home portable projector can display Music, Pictures, Videos from Smartphones (You need to purchase Special...
  • High Price-performance Projector. Watching movies and football matches with super richer colors clear image in dark...

If you are looking for something that looks cute, this projector’s retro vibe will appeal to you. This mini projector boasts decent quality brightness and contrast ratios, but many users have difficulty using this product. Some customers were only able to get a few uses out of the built-in speaker, while others could not get the device to work at all.

It’s unclear whether the issues with this product are due to defective products or user error. However, we do know that despite boasting several compatibilities, this device works best with Chromecast. All in all, we give it 4.3 stars.

Buyer’s Guide

The only way to know what kind of projector you should buy is to have a clear understanding of your viewing needs. Some mini projectors are better suited for high definition viewing than others. A few things to consider when researching the best mini projector include the following features:

  • Pixel Density
  • Light Output (Lumens)
  • Contrast Ratios
  • Available Inputs
  • Color Reproduction
  • Type of Light Source

Carefully consider how you will most frequently use your projector before making any hard and fast purchase decisions. For example, you should take into consideration what kind of ambient lighting will surround the projector while it is in use. Also, consider how portable you want your projector to be; some models are much more portable than others.

By following the advice laid out in this article, finding the right mini projector should be a cinch. Don’t forget that you will need some surface to project upon. Many people use a fabric screen. All in all, choosing the best mini projector should be a comfortable and enjoyable process.  

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