Anker released its first portable projector last year, under its new 'Nebula' brand. The Nebula Mars was a solid projector, but the outdated version of Android held it back. Anker released its smaller Nebula Capsule projector on Indiegogo a few months ago, where it quickly surpassed the funding goal of $50,000.
If you missed the Indiegogo campaign, you can now buy the Nebula Capsule on Amazon. It's priced at $349, which is quite a bit more than the $199 Early Bird price. It runs a modified version of Android 7.1, presumably without the Play Store. Anker says that Netflix, YouTube, and more services are supported.
As for the hardware, the Capsule is slightly bigger than a soda can, with a maximum projection size of 100 inches with 100 ANSI Lumens of brightness. It has a rather low resolution of 854x480, but that matches up with other projectors of this size. The battery life should be around 2.5 hours while continuously playing video.
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Anker Innovations, a global leader in charging technology and developer of connected devices to support smarter audio, smart driving and the emerging smart home space, announced the availability of the Nebula Capsule. Inspired by a commonly used soda can, it is both DLP projector and portable speaker with Android 7.1 and an advanced 360°sound cone design that delivers room-filling sound.
BUILT FOR CONTENT
The Nebula Capsule is a big screen in a small package. Using the most advanced DLP® (Digital Light Processing) technology and IntelliBright™ algorithms, it automatically adjusts brightness and contrast to project a more radiant picture.
Connectivity and content were top of mind when designing the Nebula Capsule, it has the capabilities of a smart TV. With Android 7.1, apps can be easily downloaded and content shared and displayed via streaming services like: Netflix, YouTube, Spotify and TED. It also seamlessly connects to devices via Bluetooth, HDMI and screen mirroring to make sharing a favorite show, video game or live sporting event with friends fun and easy.
The Nebula Capsule has a 5W speaker to create 360° of omnidirectional sound with intelligent amplifier. It can make your latest binge-watching sound crystal clear, or it can be used as a standalone Bluetooth 4.0 speaker for your musical trips down memory lane. The 9,000 holes in its lightweight aluminum grill deliver a more immersive and pure sound to create a vibrant entertainment experience.
DESIGNED TO BE MOBILE
The Nebula Capsule is also rooted in Anker's world-leading battery technology with 4 hours of movie playtime and 30 hours of non-stop music on a single charge. The Quick Charge technology allows the Capsule to recharge faster than it consumes power. Unlike other pico projectors, users can charge and play content simultaneously.
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Nebula represents an exciting new class of smart, portable entertainment products. This includes our new line of smart projectors. These devices are breathing new life into the projector space in 5 key ways: beautiful and portable designs, incredible sound, amazing battery life, rich content and smart AI.
Anker Innovations is a multinational company with offices in the US, Japan, and China. Anker Technology is a global leader in charging technology and a developer of connected devices to support smarter audio, driving and the emerging smart home space. Today, Anker Technology is focused on developing a new class of products lead by our five-key consumer electronic brands: ANKER, EUFY, ZOLO, NEBULA, and ROAV. Learn more about Anker and their products at www.anker.com.