October 5th 2012 11:47 am


conclusion:We like it

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While it may not win any best-in-show competitions, the 3M Streaming Projector combines the power of Roku with a compact projector to take your viewing parties on the road. At $300, 3M isn't trying to impress anyone in the image quality department, but Popular Science says that the picture is "absolutely good enough for most uses," and "in a dark bedroom, it looks really pretty good." CNET found the "image quality ranges from acceptable to mediocre," and Ars Technica says the 3M projector "looks great in very low-light rooms given the right type of wall" but warns "if you've got knockdown drywall texture and big windows letting in lots of light, this projector doesn't stand a chance." 3M's Streaming Projector shouldn't be your main video source for big movie nights, but the included Roku Streaming Stick makes it a good option for a kid's play room or den. Just make sure you get some speakers for it, as Digital Trends says the sound "was only good enough to let you hear, just barely, what was being said on-screen."

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CNET Oct 10, 2012

The 3M Streaming Projector packs the full power of a Roku box in a pico projector, making for an undeniably cool gadget, even with its limited battery life.

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Ars Technica Nov 23, 2012

A price of $299 may seem steep for a device this small that also requires users to subscribe to third-party services to get at its intended functionality, but it's cheaper than some of the better pico projectors—and it comes with a Roku Streaming Stick that can be used separately (with caveats).

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Popular Science Oct 19, 2012

You can't really replace your TV or full-sized projector with it--it just has too many compromises in the picture department. But I really, really like the thing. It's adorable and tiny and so easy to use, and the Roku gives it tons of content.

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Gizmodo Oct 26, 2012

Should You Buy It? No. It's a fun novelty, but for most people $300 is too expensive for a novelty. It's clear to see how future generations of this product will be awesome, and we can't wait to see how it evolves. But for now it's more of a proof-of-concept.

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Digital Trends Oct 13, 2012

The 3M streaming projector powered by Roku is a huge hit, as far as we’re concerned. Both the projector and the Roku streaming stick that comes with it are multitaskers in that they can each be used with other devices around the home.

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camberry camberry

Great product for watching impromptu movies in dark environments. Anything over 55" will have to be extremely dark. The picture quality is no great. The image is always scaling so it never feels as sharp as it can be. Playing split-screen games might be hard because details are too soft. The...

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