Anker is best known for its affordable-yet-dependable wireless chargers, power banks and cables, but the gadget accessory titan has broadened its product portfolio of late to Bluetooth speakers, portable generators and other electronics. The Nebula Capsule is another fairly new entry for Anker. It’s a smaller, cheaper version and more refined model of the $600 Nebula Mars that Anker released last year. The Nebula Capsule is a $249 portable projector that started as an Indigogo campaign last summer — it was advertised as “the world’s most advanced pocket cinema” — and reached 2,446-percent of its funding goal.
It’s the size of a soda can and can produce up to a 100-inch screen. It’s also a 360-degree Bluetooth speaker. It also have an HDMI port so you can connect a laptop or video game console, but it can also work as a standalone device. It has built-in wifi and runs on an Android 7.1 operating system. It can play apps like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Amazon Prime too.
Watch Out For: Don’t expect it the picture resolution to be amazing. Its resolution (854×480) is actually slightly worse than HD TV; you can plug your Xbox One, PS4 or Nintendo Switch console into it and it’ll work — but the picture won’t be nearly as good as it would be on your TV. In order for you to get a 100-inch screen, the projector needs to be roughly 10 feet away from the wall or screen. Battery life is a little bit of an issue. It lasts a little over four hours when streaming content, but it can last much longer (approx. 30 hours) when used just as a Bluetooth speaker. The audio quality is fine, but nothing special. At the $249, it’s not cheap.
- Remarkable Clarity and Contrast: DLP’s advanced IntelliBright algorithms deliver remarkably bright (100 ANSI lumens), vivid picture up to 100 inches big
- 360° Speaker: Equipped with a powerful omnidirectional speaker to pump out sound in every direction.
- Super Portable: A seamless aluminum body ensures greater durability and a meager 15 oz weight to effortlessly go wherever you do.
- Android 7.1: Run Streaming and media apps flawlessly. Seamlessly display content from Netflix, Youtube, and more for endless entertainment.
- NOTE: Copyrighted content from Hulu, Netflix, and similar services CAN NOT be mirrored or screencast. Download and use the apps directly through Capsule to view copyrighted content from these providers. Chromecast is not supported.