Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

On pa­per, the new palm-sized pro­jec­tor from BenQ, the Joy­bee GP2 has a num­ber of of pos­i­tives—an iPhone/ iPod dock, a host of con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions and an LED light source.

How­ever, the GP2 is not a great looker. Like other com­pact pro­jec­tors, this one too has a plas­tic body in black and white. In fact, the glossy top is a fin­ger-print mag­net. The touch keys laid out in a cir­cle look stylish though.

But it is with an iPhone docked in that the pro­jec­tor changes char­ac­ter. The GP2 played videos and images on board our iPod, while charg­ing it all the while. How­ever, this doesn’t mean the unit is good only for iOS de­vices. There is a USB port, mini-HDMI port, mini- USB port, card reader and com­pos­ite ports for added con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions.

The GP2 also scores okay when it comes to ac­tual pro­jec­tion. The 200 ANSI lu­men LED lamp is not the most pow­er­ful and the images, though clear, were not very bright. The max­i­mum pro­jec­tion is about 160 inches di­ag­o­nally, but the sound is not up to the mark for that im­age size.

Com­pared to pro­jec­tors that heat up too much, the GP2 re­mained cool. The unit is light­weight and por­ta­ble.


A fully con­nected LED pro­jec­tor at a de­cent price.


` 39,900


LED light source; pro­jec­tion: 20 inches-160 inches ; 200 ANSI lu­men lamp; two 2W speaker; re­mote con­trol.

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