Unlike in the past, we found that many home improvement lists will include a projector, either a combination of a TV in the living room + a projector in the bedroom. Moreover, many prefer setting up a home theater directly on the projector. For all these cases, you will need a fashionable projector. This time, we are going to take a look at a newly released model that comes our way from Xiaomi. The Wanbo T2 Max is a smart portable projector. It comes with the white and black simple contrast design. The rounded cuboid shape does not fit into different home decoration styles. But it still looks quite interesting. However, you still can wonder why we decided to review this model. The answer is simple – it’s cost-effectiveness.
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Price without coupon: $285.70
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Wanbo T2 Max Design
The physical resolution of the Wanbo T2 Max is 1920*1080, which can basically meet the needs of home use. In addition to adults, it is also very good for children to learn or entertain. Because compared to the self-luminous imaging TV, the projector diffuse reflection imaging will be softer and less likely to cause visual fatigue, which is also one of the “good” of the projector.
Why do many users worry about the service life before buying the projector? Because the projector generates a lot of heat during the working process. If the heat dissipation effect is not ideal, the life of the LED bulb will be rapidly attenuated. As for the Wanbo T2 Max, we can see the front and back two heat dissipation holes that occupy almost two-thirds of the area. It uses a fully enclosed internal circulation heat dissipation technology to isolate dust and accelerate heat dissipation.
In the manual, the life of the Wanbo T2 Max LED light source can be as long as 30,000 hours under the condition of good heat dissipation. Simply put, if you watch a 2 hours movie every day + 1 hour variety show or animation, it will serve you more than 27 years. So you don’t need to worry about durability at all.
The built-in Mstar image chip supports HDR10 decoding technology. The function provides more dynamic range and image details, making it more delicate and natural when watching high-speed sports videos, without smearing and blurring. Anyway, this technology allows users to watch video content more clearly.
From the perspective of the design of the four foot pads + ¼ interface at the bottom of the fuselage, the Wanbo T2 Max supports hoisting and tripods. If it is used directly on any surface of the home, the anti-slip effect of the foot pads in all places is completely acceptable.
As for the ¼ interface, it can be compatible with a dedicated tripod or a camera tripod. So you don’t have to be restricted by venue and space. Install the tripod, and then put the Wanbo T2 Max, as shown in the animation below.
Combined with the body size of 110*140*150mm and the product weight of 900g, it will be very convenient to carry out. Even young girls can control this Wanbo T2 Max projector with one hand. As for the output of the hatchback power adapter, it is 19V 3A.
Wanbo T2 Max Experience (Brightness)
When it comes to projectors, brightness is also an important feature that has an impact on the purchase decision. According to personal understanding, the brightness is directly related to the use environment and clarity. The Wanbo T2 Max is measured according to the international 9-point average. The brightness is 250ANSILM. Compared with DLP products with more than 1,000 yuan ($153), we can say our protagonist looks quite attractive. Products within 1600 yuan ($244) have only 480P physical resolution and brightness ranging from 50-150ANSILM. The T2 Max not only has high brightness, but also directly skips the resolution. 720p reaches the 1080p level, but the price is only 999 ($152).
The picture below is a real shot in a room with lights on; the shooting time is 21:30, and the curtains are drawn.
The picture below is a real shot in a room with the lights off; the shooting time is 21:30, and the curtains are drawn.
Тhe projector is about 2.5 meters away from the wall, without a curtain, and directly projected on the white wall. According to the fixed projection ratio of the Wanbo T2 Max between the long focus and short focus of 1.35:1, the projected size is about 80 inches. In theory, the Wanbo T2 Max can project 120 inches at a distance of 3 meters.
The projected image changes with the distance, and the focal length is also changing. You need to turn the focus wheel on the top of the fuselage to achieve a clear focal length.
Although it doesn’t support auto focus, the four-way gradient correction + side projection is not omitted. The vertical gradient correction of ±40° and the left and right gradient correction of ±40° are very practical. You can see it without facing the machine directly to the wall.
System and Resources
The system of the Wanbo T2 Max is based on Android; the UI design is flat; the logic is simpler and more practical, and it is similar to the UI of smart TV. It is basically not difficult for users to get started.
The interaction is done through the 12-key remote control. Based on the combination of 1GB system memory + 16GB body memory, the UI response speed is within an acceptable range.
All interfaces and ports are on the back of the fuselage. In addition to the power supply DC interface, there are also USB 2.0 interface, HDMI interface, and 3.5mm audio interface. The HDMI interface is widely used for connecting to computers, set-top boxes, game consoles and other devices. As for the scalability of the USB2.0 interface, it is even stronger.
If the resources of iQiyi Galaxy Kiwi App are not enough, you can also install a third-party live streaming app through Dangbei that comes with the system, or directly install the apk file from the USB flash drive through the USB2.0 interface.
How about the experience of watching movies and office work? The scalability of the USB2.0 interface ensures directly watching movies, reading documents, and looking at pictures in the mobile storage device.
In addition to the above-mentioned input sources, through the built-in music broadcast screen, the small screen of the smartphone can be turned into a large screen. After playing a game of ‘Peace Elite’, the same screen use of the game requires a relatively high network speed and will be slightly delayed. But when you watch a movie, the experience is very smooth.
Moreover, the T2 Max comes with two 3W dual-channel speakers on the left and right sides of the fuselage. The sound quality is medium and the reproduction is not bad. After all, it is small in size. You shouldn’t have too high expectations for the sound quality. Say, in bedrooms, when the volume is 80%, it’s acceptable. If you want more, just connect 2.1 active speakers through the 3.5mm audio interface, or connect to Bluetooth speakers.
After testing, we feel that the 1080P physical resolution and cost-effectiveness are undoubtedly the key features of the Wanbo T2 Max. It is very friendly to new users. The closed dual-reflective light path, the life of the LED light source of 30,000 hours, the appearance and configuration are what we need at this price range.
Coupon code: BGAFF10OFF
Price without coupon: $285.70
Coupon price: $170.99