This year in tech and home entertainment belongs to projectors. Philips Screeneo U4 projector and LG HU915QE CineBeam have been the best of the lot. I am sure you were also amazed by Yaber Pico T1, but the title of the craziest projector this year, in my personal opinion belongs to XGIMI Magic Lamp. As evident from the name, the Magic Lamp projector is a multifunctional fixture serving as a lamp, Bluetooth speaker and obviously a projector.
Diving into the design facet, the Chinese company successfully merges a DLP projector and Bluetooth speaker inside a ceiling lamp. The ruminative design is a tight slap on people who complain about projectors adding clutter to their personal space. Equipped with 176 Lumileds LEDs, the projector is truly a magic lantern for your house. Thanks to an accompanying application, these LED mood lights offer different illumination colors and add a great ambience to the environment.
Talking of the projection service it delivers, the Magic Lamp is capable of a 0.71 transmittance ratio. The overhead projector flashes images up to 100 inches from 1.5 meters. Boasting its 1080p resolution and brightness of 900ANSI lumens, the projector ticks all boxes.
Even if you’d not agree it to be the best of projector launched this year, you’d certainly lose the rebuttal when someone brings its versatile picture to fore. All this is possible because, XGIMI Magic Lamp is powered by MediaTek Smart Display system-on-chip (SoC) that boasts a quad-core processor catering to the streaming demands of the user.
As said above, it triple duties as a projector, lamp light and speaker. Moving to the speaker strand, XGIMI projector features 8W Harman Kardon speaker built-in. These smart speakers are compatible with voice assistant, supports Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual X. All these factors add up in creating an immersive theatrical experience.
If you are still not drooled with the triple functionality it provides, the projector also gives you the power to bevel with the Magic Lamp. As a user you can raise or lower the thrown image to preference thanks to a 32-degree axis shift mechanism. The lamp-cum-projector is currently being sold in China for 7,999 yuan (approx. $1,100) but would be probably be available for international sale afterwards it is showcased at the IFA 2022 in Berlin next month.