Sprint LivePro review: A mediocre projector hotspot that appeals to few
The Sprint LivePro is a one-of-its-kind device that comes with a pico projector, Sprint hotspot and Android in one device. Its niche appeal is limited to traveling professionals and families on road trips, and battery life, low specs and high price will drive potential buyers away.
- Projector is decently bright in dark rooms
- Can charge up other devices
- Comes with tripod mount
- Lets you project external media via HDMI, USB, microSD
- Horrible battery life when projector is on
- High price limits consumer interest
- Uses Sprint's LTE network
- Awkward user experience
The "Swiss Army knife of electronics." That's the best way Sprint can define the LivePro, a touchscreen projector/Android hotspot made by Chinese manufacturer ZTE. The device, which goes for $300 with a two-year contract, is the first in a brand-new hybrid category -- and depending on how successful it is, it may well be the last. Although the LivePro has a wide range of capabilities that make it useful on many different fronts, its demand will be incredibly niche. What kind of person needs such a unique device, and is it good enough to even attract them?
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