It is designed to be moved around and set up over and over again. It has numerous features to help even the modest tech consumer create a mini home theater wherever they want. Except for being tethered to a wall outlet for power, this little projector has great dexterity; able to move from room to room with ease. The GP1 was able to project the output from two different game consoles a Microsoft Xbox and a Nintendo 64 with sound just by plugging it in and turning it on.
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Watch here, watch there, and watch everywhere! The BenQ Joybee GP1 is a palm-sized, pocket projector designed to keep you entertained wherever you go! All you have to do is plug this LED-lit mini projector in your personal media device to turn downloaded movies, photos, and even music videos into 80" of great big fun! Plug in a variety of devices--laptops, MP3 players, cameras, gaming consoles, and more--to project your media up to 80 inches in size.
The GP1 also comes with an integrated 2-watt speaker to further enrich your multimedia enjoyment. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your media. A palm-sized, pocket projector, designed to go wherever you go. Click to enlarge. Weighs just 1. Illuminated touch-panel controls. USB port with wide format support. Plug it in, insert your USB device or connect other media, raise the device to the desired viewing angle, focus your image and you're all set.
Devices with component outputs can be adapted to VGA. Tripod-Ready Stacking books under your projector may be a good idea when you want to get the projection height and angle you want, but here's a better idea--a tripod. The GP1 can be easily attached to a tripod for precise angling and adjustment. Enjoy vivid, stunning picture without worrying about issues such as decrease in brightness, color fading, or expensive lamp replacement.
The LEDs also consume less power than traditional lamps, and are mercury-free, making the GP1 a greener choice. Wall Color Correction Can't find a smooth white wall? Not a problem. BenQ's Wall Color Correction technology offers a selection of five wall colors for various surfaces--even blackboards.
Get outstanding projection quality wherever you go. Built-in Speakers BenQ completes the self-contained multimedia experience with a built-in 2-watt speaker, so you don't need to be next to an audio system to enjoy audio.
Of course, an audio output stereo mini jack is also included, so you can connect to a stereo or other system for a little more power. Keystone-Perfect Viewing Say goodbye to misshaped images, graphics, and charts--with the automatic keystone adjustment, a perfect square is all you'll see. A Delightful Sight in Black and White It always helps when your multimedia devices take design to heart.
The GP1 features a sleek, high-gloss finish with smooth, rounded curves. It weighs in at just over a pound. The illuminated touch-panel controls are functional and attractive. It's a pico projector that doesn't skimp on looks. Without the dock, you can still enjoy iPod content via the RCA composite input adapter needed. Skip to main content. Loading recommendations for you. Adding to Cart Added to Cart.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Verified Purchase. We've already tried out this tiny projector by running it off a laptop and off a memory stick, and were pleasantly surprised with how bright the display is and how simple it is to use.
We tried it first in a room with thin shades on a very sunny day, so the room wasn't very dark -- it did well. I agree with some minor drawbacks mentioned by others. The remote has no backlighting, so it's difficult to use in a really dark room. The focus mechanism is a little too touchy -- I had to fiddle a bit to get the focus right.
And the on-screen interface to run a slideshow directly off a memory stick with multiple folders was a little awkward. However, as another reviewer suggested, if you just put all the photos in the root directory folder of the memory stick, then the interface isn't an issue. We had waited a long time to buy a projector, and are very pleased with the value of this one. The sort order of the files is peculiar, so the slideshow may not run in the desired sequence.
Slide1, Slide2, Slide However, the GP1 shows the files in this sequence instead: Slide15, Slide Slide40, Slide1, Slide Slide14 This makes the feature of creating a usable slideshow just on the memory stick pretty unusable. I am really impressed with the BenQ GP1. Interaction takes a bit of getting used to, but, for the most part it's logical. You can use the remote easy , or the touch-sensitive controls on the top of the box a bit more challenging.
This is NOT a pico projector; it's a little larger not excessively so ; it is MUCH brighter than most pico's at lumens, at maximum brightness. The projector puts out enough light to be viewed comfortably in a darkened room total darkness is NOT a requirement. The GP1 also has keystone correction, which is very effective, to correct for tilt of the projector beam. It also has color correction in case of projecting onto a colored surface, such as a wall - I've not played with this, although it seems to be a somewhat desirable feature.
The internal sound amp, at 2 watts, is not going to impress I use an external amp. I've only tried it with a flash drive; other users report that it functions equally well with an external USB hard drive presumably the GP1 supplies enough juice to fire up the drive , and such external USB devices as cameras, phones, MP All is not perfect in BenQ land. Just a few minor gripes: - The case provided will only house the projector no place for cables, media The unit draws 60W so it may not be a huge plus, except in an emergency.
I think it was a tactical error NOT to go with a standardized connector although there may be licensing issues and associated cost, as there would also be for the Apple cabling.
Overall I just have to give this device 5 stars - it's definitely a cut-above for it's particular niche in the marketplace. Size and weight are big considerations as I will be traveling with it frequently. This unit and it's giant power cord easily fit with my laptop and all my other stuff into my laptop case and didn't cause a stir going through security. Even so, I wish I had gone with the pico unit. The reason I went with this unit is because it has more lumens than the brightest pico unit I could find.
The room did need to be darkened to see the pictures well, which can make it difficult for people to take notes during the presentation. The unit was simple to set up and worked perfectly with my Dell laptop.
BenQ Joybee GP1 Mini Projector review
All of these features are excellent in this time when more and more consumers want to make their purchase count. Benq provides the Joybee GP1 user a great safety manual where they note some important safety issues. Lastly, they recommend not stacking any items on top of the projector and keeping the projector out of humid places. With this feature you might be able to leave that projector screen at home and embrace the colored walls you have to work with. That is quite a bonus if you have one less piece of equipment to haul with you to a presentation. To go along with the wall color correction technology is the automatic keystone adjustment which allows you to change the position and orientation of your image on the wall.
BenQ Joybee GP1 Pico Projector
The remote is powered by 2 AAA batteries, which are not included with the remote BenQ 5J. It offers both functionality and versatility with the ability to control specific commands It offers both functionality and versatility with the ability to control specific commands on the p
BenQ Joybee GP1 User Manual
In an interesting twist though, BenQ is pitching this device squarely at the family. The big question though: Will great-grandma be able to make heads or tails of the gear when it shows up on her doorstep? We imagine less tech-savvy folks will need at least some handholding to get started—along with a very dark room and a very white wall, if not a bona fide projector screen—although the device is pretty easy to figure out. If all the light is directed to the heatsink, the projected image is black; toggling between the two states creates a grayscale, and shades of color are produced by using red, green, and blue LEDs as light sources.