After the launch of the TK850 4K projector, BenQ extends its micro projector portfolio with the BenQ GS2 projectors for home theater. The portable pocket projector has a variety of uses, both at home and on the go. Thanks to its easy handling and simple plug and play, the GS2 is suitable for young and old. In addition, it is protected against falls and splashes, making it the ideal entertainment device for all outdoor activities, from projector home, garden parties to camping holidays.
The GS2 wireless projector can be set up in a few seconds and is easy to use for everyone. The spontaneous screen projector to share video clips and photos, inside or outside with family and friends on any projection screen. For outdoor use, the GS2 is protected against moisture and dirt 0.5 m / IPX2 certified, which makes it particularly robust and safe.
With the BenQ Smart Control app, which can be downloaded as a free app on the smartphone, the operation of the GS2 is easy. With a smartphone, the user controls all menu functions of the GS2 directly from the couch or from the camping chair. A practical feature is an adjustable foot, with which the projection axis can be adjusted vertically by up to 15°. This offers the user the possibility to individually adjust the image position.
With its weight of 1.6 kg, the pocket projectors for home theater can be transported safely and effortlessly. The GS2 is ideally equipped for a wide variety of application scenarios, particularly thanks to its powerful battery of up to three hours, which enables long undisturbed multimedia enjoyment with family and friends. 500 ANSI lumens paired with an HD-ready resolution of 1280 x 720 reproduce bright pictures and videos, which the micro projector shows on a diagonal between 30 and 100 inches (76 to 254 cm) depending on the distance to the projection surface and focus setting. The 1.3 times projection ratio, for example, realizes an image size of 35 inches (89 cm) with only one-meter distance to the projection surface.
Thanks to LumiExpert, the GS2 offers visual comfort in any lighting situation. The BenQ technology analyzes the lighting conditions of the environment and automatically adjusts the brightness of the GS2 for optimal visual comfort. In addition, a protective mechanism is integrated into the all-rounder, which switches off the projection light as soon as someone is in front of the lens. Many parents will also be pleased with the timer feature, with which the maximum “on-screen time” of the kids can be controlled and monitored.
The data transfer between the source and the Benq projector can be done either via Bluetooth, via WLAN via the included BenQ Wireless Dongle WDR02U or via the USB-C connection. BenQ’s WDR02U is a 2-in-1 USB Wi-Fi adapter with Bluetooth 4.0. It supports dual-band and Wi-Fi networks according to the 802.11ac standard for transmission speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s at 2.4GHz or 867 Mbit/s at 5GHz. The pre-installed Aptoide TV Marketplace offers numerous options for using streaming services. In addition, the GS2 has the Wireless Mirroring function, with which screen contents can be easily transferred from mobile phones, tablets, Macs or PCs. The integrated 2x 2-watt speakers of the GS2 provide the appropriate sound and also work as Bluetooth speakers.
The BenQ GS2 wireless projector uses digital light processing technology (LED) for the light source, which is used in 90% of digital cinemas worldwide. The maintenance-free light source is energy-saving and delivers long-lasting DLP image quality with precise colors and razor-sharp clarity for up to 30,000 hours.
Price and Availability
The BenQ GS2 portable projector is now available to buy on the Bhphotovideo.com store on a non-binding retail price of $599. BenQ also grants a 2-year warranty on the GS2.