Hands-on with the Compact BenQ Joybee GP2 Mobile Projector


The BenQ Joybee GP2 is a powerful projector that’s ideally suited for today’s mobile users, thanks to its integrated iPhone/iPod dock and ability to run on battery power. In addition to the dock, it features a USB port, HDMI input, SD card slot and 2GB of internal memory, so it can interface with all kinds of media players and computers. Even though the GP2 is incredibly lightweight and compact, it can project an image up to 160” in size, and create a 44” image while being only 1.13’ (1 meter) away from the wall/screen. The picture is bright and crisp, and capable of high definition 720p resolution, and its 3LED technology is designed to perform flawlessly for more than 30,000 hours. It's really easy to use, and it supports a wide variety of video, photo and audio files, as well as being able to project MS Office files and PDF documents. For a much closer look, please check out our hands-on review video below.

Projection System DLP
Native Resolution WXGA (1280 x 800)
Brightness 200 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio 2400 : 1
Display Color 1.07 Billion Colors
Lens F=1.93, f=2.695mm
Aspect Ratio Native 16:10 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Throw Ratio 1.13 (44" @ 1m)
Image Size (Diagonal) 20"-160"
Zoom Ratio Fixed
Lamp (Normal/Economic Mode) LED x 3, 20,000/30,000 hours
Keystone Adjustment 1D, Vertical ± 40°
Projection Offset 100% ± 5%
Resolution Support VGA (640 x 480) to UXGA (1600 x 1200)
Horizontal Frequency 31~99 kHz
Vertical Scan Rate 23~120 Hz
Interface Computer in (D-sub 15 pin) x 1 (via CEA 30 pin cable)
Composite Video in (RCA) x 1 (via CEA 30 pin cable)
HDMI (v1.3) x 1 (mini type)
Audio in (Mini Jack) x 1
Audio L/R in (RCA) x 1 (via CEA 30 pin cable)
Audio out (Mini Jack) x 1
iPod/iPhone Universal Dock x 1
Speaker 2 W Stereo x 2
USB (Type A) x 1 (USB Reader)
USB (Type Mini B) x 1 (USB Display/File Transfer) Compatible with Win XP SP2 32-bit , Win Vista 32-/64-bit , Win7 32-/64-bit
Card Reader x 1 (SD, SDHC up to 16GB)
Internal memory 2 GB (1.3 GB for user usage)
HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Audible Noise 29/24 dBA (normal/Economic mode)
Power Supply AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 45 W/34 W (normal/Eco), Standby<1 W
On-Screen Display Languages Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Hindi, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Thai, Traditional Chinese (28 Languages)
Multimedia Formats Supported Video:
AVI (H.263, Xvid, MJPEG), MOV (H.263, Xvid, MJPEG), MP4 (H.263, Xvid), 3gp/3g2 (H.263, Xvid), FLV (Sorenson Spark)
*Max 1920x1080 30FPS
JPG (.jpg/.jpeg), BMP (.bmp), PNG (.png)
MKV built-in, SRT (.srt)
Subtitle files must be in same directory as the video files
The name of subtitle files shall be the same as the name of video files
Adobe PDF 1.0~1.4 (pdf), MS PowePoint 97~2010 (ppt, pptx), MS Excel 95~2010 (xls, xlsx), MS Word 95~2010 (doc, docx), Text (txt)
Dimensions Without Battery: 5.5 x 2 x 5.1" (140 x 53 x 130mm)
With Battery: 5.5 x 3.7 x 5.1" (140 x 94 x 130mm)
Weight Without Battery: 1.23 lb (0.56 kg)
With Battery: 2.31 lb (1.05 kg)