What to Look For When Buying a Mini Projector


If you’re in the market looking for a mini projector to jazz up your home entertainment system, stop and read this article before forking over the money!

First time getting a mini projector? Like all electronic products, the different technical specifications can make it difficult for you to make the right decision. And that’s why our team at AUKEY has put together this simple guide on the key things you should be looking out for when buying your very first mini projector.

Read on to learn more.

8 Things You Want to Look Out for When Buying a Mini Projector

Contrast Ratio

One of the most important specifications you want to take note of is the contrast ratio.

A contrast ratio of 1000: 1 means that the white image is 1000 times brighter than that of the black image projected. The higher the contrast, the better you’ll be able to experience the vibrancy and details of the projected image.

For mini projectors used in a dark room, a contrast of 1000:1 tend to suffice, but of course, anything higher will be better.

AUKEY’s RD-860 Mini Projector Specifications: 2000: 1 Contrast Ratio

Brightness Output

It is important to consider the brightness of the projector together with the environment in which you plan to be using the mini projector.

The brighter the ambient lighting of the environment, the higher the brightness output of the projector you’ll require (e.g. at least 3000 lumens). If you plan to use it in a dark environment, you do not require as high brightness output levels.

AUKEY’s RD-860 Mini Projector Specifications: 5500 Lumens


Depending on what you plan to display with your projector, you’ll need to make sure that the projector comes equipped with the appropriate interface connections.

Some common ones include HDMI, Audio, AV, VGA, USB, and even wireless for smartphone mirroring features in more advanced models.

AUKEY’s RD-860 Mini Projector Specifications: All of the above

Throw Distance

For the uninitiated, a projector’s throw distance refers to the space between the projector and the projected image “thrown” on the screen.

For use indoors in smaller Singaporean homes, you would most likely be looking for a projector that offers a short throw – meaning that the projector does not have to be too far away from the projector screen.

AUKEY’s RD-860 Mini Projector Specifications: 50” (5ft); 80” (8ft); 120” (12 ft)


The resolution of the projector simply refers to how clear and sharp the image will look when projected.

The higher the resolution, the higher the number of pixels within a fixed space, hence the sharper or clearer the image. However, it also gets a lot more costly as go up the scale.

The most cost-effective resolution that also offers an enjoyable viewing experience? 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution will suffice for home entertainment use.

AUKEY’s RD-860 Mini Projector Specifications: HD 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution

Built-In Speakers

Don’t want the hassle of having to set it up with your sound system every time you want to watch a movie or play a game with a big display?

Unlike normal projectors, most mini projectors do not come default with speakers due to their small portable frame or come with speakers of poor quality.

So, make sure you get a mini projector that comes with an in-built speaker with good quality! That way you get to plug and play without any inconvenience.

AUKEY’s RD-860 Mini Projector Specifications: Clear sound-quality speakers

Heat Dissipation

Ever experience the noisy buzzing of a projector’s cooling fan? If it’s bad quality or an older projector model, you can expect that to be the perpetual ambient background noise to whatever movie, game, or show you’re enjoying.

Don’t like the idea of that? Make sure you pick a newer model or one that comes equipped with a better cooling mechanism and is designed to dissipate heat easily so that it is less noisy overall.

AUKEY’s RD-860 Mini Projector Specifications: Excellent heat dissipation function

Ease of Use

Last but not least, you want to get something easy to use.

The latest easy-to-use technology these days? The smartphone screen syncing feature! There’s nothing as convenient as just mirroring whatever is on your phone screen to the projector display – all done via Wi-Fi, no hassles with wires and whatnot.

AUKEY’s RD-860 Mini Projector Specifications: Supports iOS & Android mirroring via Wi-Fi on top of various connectivity via other sources.

Keen on Getting Mini Projector That Comes with All the Right Features?

Look no further! The AUKEY RD-860 Mini Projector comes with all the right features for home entertainment in a Singaporean household.

What’s more, it’s available for an affordable price of under $200! Unlike other brands, no add-ons are required for any extra features – everything is included cables, screen sync features, and all!

Get yours today over at our AUKEY online shop before stock runs out!