Two of the hottest devices from this year’s CES are finally available, with the XGIMI MoGo 2 and MoGo 2 Pro portable projectors officially going on sale.
The compact and lightweight devices, which were first shown in Las Vegas in January, are the Chinese brand’s latest all-in-one cinema system offerings and look like strong contenders for our list of the best portable projectors. Both also make for less expensive alternatives to the XGIMI Halo+, although neither can match the comparatively high peak brightness of this model.
Both models have built-in stereo speakers and can be powered by a mobile battery bank (not included) via their new USB-C port, allowing them to be used in a variety of different indoor and outdoor locations.
Said to be designed for young families and busy urban professionals, the main difference between the two models is the Pro’s Full HD resolution, with the base MoGo 2 being locked to a lower HD resolution of 720p.
The Pro model also features XGIMI’s brand new Smart ISA (Intelligent Screen Adaptation) 2.0 technology, which detects when the device has been moved and automatically corrects the image without interrupting playback. As an eye protection measure, the system also conveniently dims its output when it detects someone standing in front of the projector.
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Unfortunately, the cheaper MoGo 2 doesn’t have these Smart ISA 2.0 features, but it does include the earlier 1.0 system, which automatically corrects keystone corners and resizes the image to avoid objects the company claims the facility can still be completed in a few seconds.
Both models run Android TV 11 and offer access to a wide range of streaming apps from the Play Store (although the official Netflix app isn’t supported yet), while brightness has been boosted over the original MoGo projector range with the two new models was able to pump out a claimed 400 lumens – not too shabby for such a small projector as 90 per cent of the wide DCI-P3 color space is supported.
Both come with 16GB of onboard storage and 2GB of RAM, while there’s Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Chromecast connectivity, as well as individual HDMI 2.0 and USB 2.0 ports.
The built-in Dolby Audio-supporting sound system consists of two 8W speakers that, according to XGIMI, offer a wide stereo field with four EQ presets to choose from. There’s also a 3.5mm audio-out for headphones if you don’t want to disturb anyone.
Both models are available to order now on the XGIMI website (opens in new tab), with an estimated shipping date of April 25th. The MoGo 2 is priced at $400 / around £325 and AU$600, while $600 / around £485 and AU$895 gets you the MoGo 2 Pro.
If you’re looking for a bigger, brighter projector that stays put, you might prefer something from our list of the best 4K projectors to buy today.
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