If you’re tired of spending your time cooped up in the house watching TV, then the BenQ GS2 projector might be just what you need to shake your cabin fever. It features a compact (roughly 5.5" to a side), lightweight (just 3.53 lb) design, making it easy to carry around, and its built-in 3-hour rechargeable battery lets you watch a full movie or sporting event nearly anywhere. A USB-C, USB-A, and HDMI port let you connect nearly any modern source device.
All that would be enough for some projectors, but not the GS2. It also features an IPX2 rating, meaning it’s resistant to light drizzle and water spills, and a unibody construction and rubber surface to keep it safe if it’s dropped from up to 1.6'. A ¼"-20 tripod mount lets you mount the projector to your tripod if you need some extra height, and a hinged base lets you tilt the GS2 up or down as needed.
As if that weren’t enough, the GS2 has Android 6.0 onboard, with 8GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. It connects to your network via Wi-Fi, thanks to the included wireless USB adapter, and lets you download apps via the Aptoide TV market, so you can stream from some of your favorite services. You can also mirror your Mac, iOS, Android, or Windows device with the Aptoide TV app. Additionally, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity lets you stream just audio from your compatible device to the dual onboard 2W speakers.
The projector has a 1.3:1 throw ratio and can produce 30 to 100" focused images; at just over 3' from your projection surface, you can get a 35" projection. Vertical ±40° keystone correction helps you achieve a properly squared-off image when the projector is pointed upward or downward. Its native resolution is 1280 x 720 HD, but the projector accepts signals up to Full HD 1080p. Its 500 lumens of brightness allow for clear images in most dim settings, and the 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio helps provide detail in dark areas of the image.
All in all, the GS2 packs a lot of features into its compact, lightweight frame. If you have any questions about it, or any other portable projectors, come into the B&H SuperStore to see what we have on display, or you can contact us by phone at 800-606-6969, chat, or email for friendly, knowledgeable advice.
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