By Rick Richardson
Recently, Anker launched a new campaign on Indiegogo under its Nebula sub-brand for the upcoming Capsule handheld projector.
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Called the “world’s most advanced pocket cinema,” this soda can-sized device offers a range
of connectivity options including AirPlay, Chromecast, Bluetooth and HDMI.
The unit boasts an internal battery pack that supplies upwards of 2.5 hours of playtime on a single charge.
Anker’s Nebula brand first arrived on the scene this past summer with its Mars projector, a portable cinema designed in partnership with JBL. At $600, it’s a unique blend of portability and function that provides three hours of continuous playback. The Capsule announcement brings much of the same functionality in a smaller package and roughly one-third of the weight at a $299 price point.
The Nebula Capsule runs on a version of Android Nougat, but it supports a wide range of products and connectivity. That includes AirPlay, Chromecast and Miracast, which complement a built-in HDMI 1.4 port and Bluetooth capabilities. Built-in support for streaming apps from Netflix, YouTube, HBO, Amazon Prime and others rounds out the list of content providers available at launch.
Capsule sports a native resolution of 654 x 480, but it can handle 1080p and 4K streams with a few adjustments. The DLP lens can display a screen up to 100 inches in size.
Anker will ship its latest release with a remote, Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger and a micro USB cable. When the Nebula Capsule hits retail in December, it will have a list price of $349.