BenQ GV1 Portable Projector shows just how good these things can be

LED lights have really come along in the last few years. That big hefty project you might still have in your office, which gets hot and uses big, expensive bulbs, has now been outclassed by smaller LED-powered units.

This one, from BenQ, pumps out a 480p 854 x 480 pixels image of around 100 inches onto a wall of any flat surface. It can connect to your phone, acts as a Bluetooth speaker and has dual-band WiFi plus 3 hours of battery so you can watch an entire movie. It’s easy to setup, comes with a USB-C port and weighs just 708 grams – about the weight of a water bottle.

It’s got a hinge to allow you to easily tilt it to the correct angle and streams videos, games or music from a laptop, a PC or a phone.

Steve Chu, President of BenQ Europe, tells us..

The GV1 is an entertainment powerhouse packed into the size of a large cup of coffee. Without cables or even Wi-Fi, it instantly streams supersized audio-visual content anywhere, opening a new world of multi-entertainment possibilities for diverse lifestyles.

The projected image has automatic keystone correction for a clear picture and quick setup. It costs £329 from the BenQ website. The USB-C port allows media transfer over USB plus DisplayPort capability. It’ll also read media devices directly plugged into the USB-C port.