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Aiptek MobileCinema i50D

Aiptek MobileCinema I50D Projector

1000:1 VGA (640x480) 35 ANSI Lumens 2h Sep 2012
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MobileCinema i50D is the perfect gadget for your mobile Apple device such as iPod, iPad or iPhone. The compact and cable free projector is easy to plug onto your Apple device and projects all... More
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7 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 11 owner reviews this multimedia projector has an overall owner rating of 71 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One Aiptek MobileCinema i50D reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it performed as expected. Paula Mcintosh - Kemp wrote in her review of the Aiptek MobileCinema i50D on Amazon “Love it, does exactly what it says on the tin, have loaned this to several people, all have bought one” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One customer considered that it was easy to use. Kirsty Gillingham mentioned in their review of this projector “Don't buy this item unless you are wanting to use it for your iphone” however they only rated the product 20 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Sally W wrote on Amazon “Really clear, works well with a wireless speaker too” in her Aiptek MobileCinema i50D review.

Good Product Quality

One Aiptek MobileCinema i50D owner who bought the product considered that it was good quality. Two years ago Anthony Hurlow said “Excellent piece of kit and fantastic quality screen - until it stopped working” in his Aiptek MobileCinema i50D review.

Nice Design

One Aiptek MobileCinema i50D owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Two years ago Kathy Holmes gave it an excellent review and she wrote on Amazon “The definition is pretty good”.

Wired Connectivity Technology

This data projector supports a Wired connectivity technology, which is the most frequently supported connectivity technology on data projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Light

The average weight of battery powered projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 740g, and the weights range from 90g to 9.7kg. The MobileCinema i50D is one of the lighter battery powered projectors that were released more than two years ago (only 110 grams) amongst projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Unexceptional Brand

We assessed average ratings for each multimedia projector manufacturer and found that whilst Aiptek has unexceptional average reviews across all projectors, Aiptek has ok reviews specifically within its battery powered projectors range.

Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MobileCinema i50D the projector brightnesss range from 20 ANSI lumens to 5,500 ANSI lumens. The Aiptek MobileCinema i50D has a quite dim projector brightness (only 35 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the MobileCinema i50D.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Philips PPX2340/CN[plb_3175095_price] (40 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MobileCinema i50D does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age do have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Benq GP2[plb_1453630_price], the Aiptek MobileCinema A50P[plb_1924035_price], or the Philips PPX2340/CN[plb_3175095_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Aiptek MobileCinema i50D does not support 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MobileCinema i50D also do not support 3D.

It is worth also looking at other data projectors which also support 3D including the Optoma DH1009[plb_2529255_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MobileCinema i50D, the MobileCinema i50D does not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support full HD which you might also want to consider including the Philips PPX3410/CN[plb_3174869_price], or the Optoma DH1009[plb_2529255_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The MobileCinema i50D does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the PPX3610[pl_1565992_price], or the PPX3610/CN[pl_3175148_price] both from Philips or the Aiptek PocketCinema V150W[plb_2128299_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Offset

Across all the projectors that are a similar age to the MobileCinema i50D the offsets range from 50% to 130%. With an offset of only 50 percent, the MobileCinema i50D has a fairly small offset compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that are a comparable age to the MobileCinema i50D.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Aiptek MobileCinema i50D

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over four years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

The MobileCinema i50D has a fairly average battery life (max) (2 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MobileCinema i50D.

Other 2h maximum battery life data projectors currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the PPX2230/EU[pl_1486260_price], the PPX2495/F7[pl_1540296_price], or the PPX3610[pl_1565992_price] all from Philips.

If this multimedia projector battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Aiptek PocketCinema N100[plb_2128697_price] (2.5h) which is also higher rated.

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VGA (640x480) Projector Native Resolution

The MobileCinema i50D has a maximum resolution of VGA (640x480). That's 25% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WVGA (854x480).

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Bluetooth
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Compatible Memory Cards
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Card Reader Integrated
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USB Port
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Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 15 August 2014 by Paula McIntosh - Kemp

Love it, does exactly what it says on the tin, have loaned this to several people, all have bought one. I am massively impressed will be buying multiple units for my work.

Reviewed 27 May 2014 by Big-bird27
(Verified Purchase)

This is brilliant and fun, we can now watch tv cinema style in bed projecting it on to the bedroom wall. On a serious note it's also proved very useful for staff presentations at work.

Reviewed 21 May 2014 by Kathy Holmes
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent! Better than expected. The definition is pretty good. Works perfectly. I recommend it. And you can put it in your bag also...

Reviewed 19 April 2014 by Clare
(Verified Purchase)

I received the item in record time and am pleased with it so far although I have only tested it out once. Bought as a gift, I downloaded the free software onto my own phone in order to test it... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2014 by Rob
(Verified Purchase)

Hoped to be able to use with an Ipad 2 to show and app onto a rear projection screen. Works well for photo's and films but will not support other apps unless you does it through internet browser.

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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.0071 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 1 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers aiptek 430036
Barcodes 04719851877100
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