When looking for a portable projector, are you aware of how important shock and drop resistance are? You’d be surprised. Or maybe not, if you think about it. After all, portable means mobile, and a projector designed to be moved a lot obviously benefits from a tough design that resists shock and drop damage.
Good portable projectors that are built from the onset for durability prove their mettle in various situations, especially if kids are around. Not only are such projectors compact and light, they’re hardened to withstand the rigors of on-the-go entertainment and also the rising edutainment trend.
In a rapidly changing world where entertainment and education increasingly take place at home and other personal spaces, portable projectors offer excellent versatility. They provide big format viewing of almost any content type virtually anywhere thanks to built-in batteries that liberate them from fixed power sources. That freedom means you can use a portable projector in the comfort of home, or in some pretty wild outdoors locations. Which in turn means you have to choose the right one, and not settle for a cheapo model that’ll break on you the first time it’s knocked off a rocky ledge.
Whatever you do, if you plan to use projectors outdoors, don’t go for tiny, pico projectors. Those lack the resolution, brightness, and battery life needed for serious use, and are most definitely not built to last.
Things happen, and if you’re using a portable projector while traveling or basically anywhere with kids, there’s a good chance it’ll get bounced around some. So, you need to choose a projector that’s been factory-tested to survive drops and shocks. As far as drops go, the BenQ GS2 offers resistance against falls from most typical placement situations, which is pretty good. You’re not likely to place or hold it much higher than that, after all.
For outdoor use, such drop and shock resistance are very handy and help ensure you don’t just protect your investment in the projector, but also that the viewing experience continues uninterrupted by a moderately unfortunate but quite normal mishap.
We could compile a very comprehensive list here, but let’s just look at a few common scenarios, most of which have to do with being outdoors.