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We have collected 2 reviews of the BenQ Joybee GP2. Experts rate BenQ Joybee GP2 7.5/10. Reviewsor.com helps you find reviews, best prices, user reviews of the BenQ Joybee GP2 and BenQ Projector.
Tiny projectors are not all about offering the projector experience on a budget. In fact, they have grown well beyond that, into something that is coming close to being the all-rounder device in the home theater setup. And they do work well in most homes where space is at a premium. There are a whole bunch of design elements to the Joybee GP2. When looked at it from front on, you clearly see that the projector is wider at the top, and slims down towards the bottom. The black and white colour combination looks good, but the white runs a serious risk of getting dirty very quickly. The top panel has a glossy black finish, and this is where a whole bunch of touch based controls are placed – power, next, back, return, menu etc. The sophisticated blue backlighting of these keys looks very classy. However, the glossy bit is a negative – dust will be very much visible, and will be susceptible to scratches, even with regular usage. On the right side of the lens is the focus dial. Turn the device around, and there is the lone SD card slot. Nice thoughtful addition, we say. Next side is where the business end of the input ports is. The interesting bits are the mini HDMI port and the USB slot.
The BenQ Joybee GP2 ($599 direct) palmtop projector is the follow-up to the BenQ Joybee GP1, an Editors' Choice from 2009. The new model has added some nice touches, most notably higher brightness and resolution, a dock for an iPhone or iPod touch, an HDMI port, and an SD card slot. The rest of the market hasn't stood still, though, with palmtop projectors becoming brighter and packing in features, and other iPhone-friendly projectors coming on the scene. Despite some image problems (with both data and video), the GP2 is an enjoyable product that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. The GP2 is built around a DLP chip along with an LED light source meant to last for the life of the projector. The LEDs—rated at 20,000 hours (30,000 if you stick to eco mode)—help keep the total cost of ownership down, as you don't have to factor in lamp replacement costs. Unlike standard projector lamps, they're also mercury free—a plus for the environment. This projector is rated at 200 lumens, up from the GP1's 100. Other palmtop projectors are also ramping up the brightness. Last July I reviewed the 200-lumen Acer K11 Projector ($379 list, 4 stars), and even brighter palmtop projectors are in our reviews queue.
|Joybee GP2 200 ANSI Lumens Portable DLP Projector||$499||See it|
|Joybee GP2 iPhone/iPod/iPad Projector||$560||See it|
|Joybee GP2 iPhone/iPod/iPad Projector||$599.99||See it|