With every electronic device going portable and wireless, projectors have now started to ride big on this new wave.
Many compact projectors are available in the market, but most of them require an active wall socket connection at all times.
You can also get a wide range of pocket-able pico projectors. But due to their small size, pico projectors aren’t very bright, have low resolution, and don’t last long.
This is where wireless projectors like Wemax Dice fill the gap and offer you the best of both worlds. With this projector, you get a portable size, higher resolution, and bright lamp for turning any room into an entertainment zone. Moreover, it also has a bigger battery that eliminates the use continuous power supply.
In this Wemax Dice review, we’ll look at the projector’s design, built quality and performance. We’ll go through its smart features and tell you if it’s worth your investment.
Wemax Dice Review
- 700 ANSI Lumens & 1080P FHD/Remarkable Clarity: An advanced DLP lamp brings stunning FHD entertainment at a bright 700 ANSI lumens. Enjoy vivid colors on the giant 100-inch screen size.
- 4 Points Keystone Correction/Angles Never Bother You: Just put DICE at any angle, the patented Smart keystone correction will adjust the projected screen up to 40+ degrees both vertically and horizontally to give you the best viewing experience.
- Dolby Audio/Theater-Like Audio: Dolby Digital Plus works together with the 2x3W speaker to produce immersive audio that fills any room. Solar’s sound system is so powerful that it can also double up as a Bluetooth speaker.
- Light up your Journey/Portable Theater: The DICE is a genuinely portable projector for outdoor movies that can run off the rechargable battery for the length of one or two films. Great for evening screenings outdoors.
- Build-in Android 9.0 TV/Non-stop Entertainment: Download apps directly to the projector from Google Play, including YouTube, Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, and more. You can also wirelessly mirror your phone's screen to the projector.
First Impression & Design
Even though the Wemax Dice is marketed as a smart portable projector, this device weighs 4.8 pounds straight off the bat. Plus, its cuboidal shape can make it a little tricky to stuff in a backpack.
Within the box, aside from the projector, you get an instruction manual, cleaning cloth, remote control, and a power adapter. The Wemax Dice measures at 6.1-inch height, 4.9-inch wide, and 6.2-inch deep, and a leatherette carrying strap at the top. The mustard-colored carrying strap offers a nice contrast against the projector’s gun-metal finish.
At the front, you can see the projection lens and focus camera. Being a smart projector, it can automatically focus the projection without manual intervention.
The top has a power button, while the back features few wired connectivity options like headphone jack, USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI 2.0 port. In terms of wireless connectivity, the Wemax Dice is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.
At the bottom, you have 4 rubber feet and a quarter-inch screw-type tripod mount. Using the mount, you can attach this projector to a tripod and enjoy a movie theater-like experience.
Built Quality & Performance
The built quality on this projector is fantastic. It feels sturdy and can easily match with the likes of Anker & Xgimi portable projectors. The outer casing is built using high-quality plastic with the inclusion of metal parts. This fusion of materials makes the projector feel robust and is a significant factor in weighing more than it should.
Alongside, the carrying strap at the top is of high quality. It can easily support the weight of Wemax Dice and doesn’t feel stressed even when lifted for an extended period.
There are plenty of perforations throughout the projector’s body. It helps in heat dissipation and aids towards 360° Dolby Audio speaker, and we’ll talk about it later.
With its LED light source, the Wemax Dice offers up to 700 ANSI lumens brightness. Compared to pico projectors, 700 ANSI lumens is good enough to get a reasonably bright picture within a dimly lit room.
Moreover, the brightness doesn’t reduce once you remove the power cord. The projector starts taking power from its 16,000 mAH battery.
Once you get the projector started, the setup is straightforward. The focus camera at the front allows for automatic focusing and keystone correction. Hence, the brain within this projector can process the projection surface and adjust the projection screen size and alignment.
In some cases, if the automatic focusing and keystone correction is not able to do its magic, you can manually fine-tune these settings within the projector’s OSD menu.
This projector also comes with horizontal keystone correction. Using these features, you can place this projector on the far left-side or right-side of a room and still enjoy a perfectly aligned projection screen.
In terms of picture quality, the Wemax Dice has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080p. With Full HD resolution, you can expect crisp display quality and precise text reproduction. You get great balance between colors, and the color output seems vivid. The black levels are deep, and the whites do not feel overexposed.
This projector is equipped with Android TV 9.0; hence you get a plethora of smart features and connectivity options. You can summon Google Assistant and voice control your way through various settings and apps with the provided remote control.
As mentioned above, this projector has an inbuilt battery rated to last up to 3 hours. The Android TV home screen also displays the battery percentage, which gives you an idea about the battery life.
In our testing, the battery lasted up to 150 minutes, which is good enough to watch an entire movie in one go. The Wemax Dice also has Eco mode that can surely help in extending the battery life by a reasonable margin.
You also get several image modes like Standard, Movie, Vivid, Sports, Child, and User. With each mode, the picture quality and brightness change slightly to adapt to the content you’re watching. Within the User Mode, you can manually set the brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, hue, color temperature, and digital noise reduction.
With the Android TV setup, you can access over 5000 apps through the Google Play store. However, essential apps like Netflix and Prime Video are missing at the moment. It could be rectified in upcoming updates. However, you can connect your favorite streaming media device like Amazon Fire Stick or Roku to enjoy your favorite content.
Talking about audio quality and speakers, the Wemax Dice comes with a 10W Dolby Audio DTS HD speaker system. Unlike other projectors, this speaker system offers excellent sound quality, and you can use it for an immersive auditory experience.
Important Features & Functions
WeMax Dice Review: Pros & Cons
The Wemax Dice has a taken a unique approach to the portable and wireless projector race with its unique design and a beautiful carrying strap.
You get a plethora of smart features usually missing in regular projectors at a similar price point. At home, you can use this projector via the power brick; however, you also have the option to use it wirelessly on a camping trip or during an outdoor movie setup.
With the addition of 10W Dolby Audio support, you won’t need to invest in a Bluetooth speaker as the built-in speaker works very well.
For the price you pay, you get an excellent portable projector that can easily take on similar products from Xgimi and Anker.
If you have any questions regarding this projector, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below.
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