Two new Epson portable projectors have been unveiled. The EpiqVision Flex CO-FH02 and EpiqVision Flex CO-W01 Epson portable projectors come with 3-chip 3LCD technology, lamp life up to 6,000 hours, and display images up to 300 inches.
Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-FH02
Epson’s EpiqVision Flex CO-FH02 smart portable projector can project images up to 993 cm (391 in) wide with a brightness of up to 3,000 lumens. The best portable projector has a built-in Android TV, so you can use apps like YouTube, stream with Chromecast, and control the device with Google Assistant voice commands.
It is designed for home or office use and has a light source with a brightness of 3,000 lumens, which is expected to last up to 6,000 hours in normal mode or 12,000 hours in eco mode. The projector can project 1080p images in either a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio, ranging from 34 to 391 inches (~86 to 993 cm) wide.
Advanced Scene Adaptive Color Correction technology automatically corrects the image to produce true colors, with the 3LCD used to display 100% of the RGB color signal. The gadget has a built-in Android TV, so you can use apps like YouTube, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, and Disney+. It also lets you use Google Assistant voice commands to search for content or cast it to the device via Chromecast. You can also connect to the projector via the HDMI and USB-A ports.
The CO-FH02 has a built-in 5W bass-reflex speaker and supports connection to wireless speakers via Bluetooth. The device produces a fan noise of 37 dB in normal mode or 29 dB in silent mode. The portable projector measures 12.5 x 3.4 x 8.3 inches (~31.8 x 8.6 x 21.1 cm) and weighs 5.7 pounds (~2.6 kg).
Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-W01
Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-W01 is a cheaper model, with an unusual resolution of 1280 x 800 px and an aspect ratio of 16:10. You can connect to the device via HDMI and USB ports, and the gadget has a built-in 5-watt speaker.
The EpiqVision Flex CO-W01 Epson portable projector is similar to the CO-FH02. Both Epson portable projectors feature a 3,000-lumen light source, said to last up to 12,000 hours, and advanced 3LCD technology to display 100% of the RGB color signal.
The CO-W01 has a lower native resolution of 1280 x 800px, with an aspect ratio of 16:10. You can project images from 33 to 378 inches (~84 to 960 cm) as the device has a throw ratio of 1.27 to 1.71. Like the CO-FH02, the CO-W01 has a built-in 5W speaker; however, it lacks the bass reflex technology used in the other model. The portable projector can run quietly, producing 29dB of fan noise in eco mode or 38dB of noise in normal mode.
You can connect devices such as an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Apple TV 4K to the projector via the HDMI and USB ports. Plus, you can perfect images with vertical and horizontal keystone correction up to 30° in each direction. The cheaper gadget is also slightly smaller, measuring 11.6 x 3.4 x 8.3-in (~29.5 x 8.6 x 21.1cm) and weighing 5.3 lbs (~2.4 kg).
Apart from these Epson portable projectors, the manufacturer also introduced the EpiqVision EH-LS800 “super-ultra-short-throw” 4K laser projector has a throw ratio of 0.16:1, allowing you to project an image 150 inches (~3.81m) wide from a distance of 285mm (~11.2 inches), and is priced at $3,499.99.