Create an Amazing Moonlight Cinema Experience With a Portable Projector

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Turn your campsite into an amazing moonlight cinema with a portable projector

I’m all for getting outdoors and I am definitely not afraid to rough it to experience the best of Australia. But we live in a modern world and being able to watch a movie back at the campsite once the sun goes down just makes a great day even better. 

It’s a bit hard to watch movies on my small phone screen once hubby and the kids cotton on to what I’m doing and insist on watching with me. So last Christmas, Santa delivered me a solution in the form of a small portable projector. Now we can enjoy an amazing moonlight cinema experience at our campsite!

Check out these six portable projectors (from least to most expensive) and create your own moonlight movie night on your next getaway.

Kogan 4000 Lumens FHD Wi-Fi Mini Projector (M700) – $219

  • Weight: 1kg
  • Dimensions: 142 x 142 x 170mm
  • Projection size: 50″ – 100″
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 4000 lumens lamp
  • Stereoscopic surround sound
  • Supports USB, Wi-Fi, AV, HDMI and Micro SD
  • Wireless screen mirroring (excluding Apple devices)
  • Power outlet required

BenQ GV1 Mini Portable Video Projector – $549

  • Weight: 708g
  • Dimensions: 80 x 155 x 80mm
  • Projection size: 30″ – 100″
  • 854 x 480 resolution
  • 200 ANSI lumens
  • Wire-free connectivity with Wi-Fi and direct hotspot
  • Streaming apps
  • Compatible with Android (Google Cast) and iOS (Airplay)
  • Bluetooth speaker mode
  • Tilt hinge to project anywhere
  • Battery (3 hours) or power outlet

Anker Nebula Apollo Wi-Fi Mini Projector – $849

  • Weight: 470g
  • Dimensions: 132 x 66 x 66mm
  • Projection size: up to 100″
  • Up to 1080 resolution
  • 200 ANSI lumens DLP lamp
  • Supports HDMI, USB, Airplay, Miracast or Bluetooth
  • Streaming apps
  • Bluetooth speaker mode
  • Battery (up to 40 hours) or power outlet

Xiaomi Fengmi Formovie Dice FHD Mini Smart Projector – $879

  • Weight: 2.2kg
  • Dimensions: 155 x 125 x 160mm
  • Projection size: 40″ – 200″
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 700 ANSI lumens
  • Supports HDMI, USB, Wi-Fi, Chromecast, Bluetooth
  • Dolby sound
  • AI voice remote control
  • Battery (100 minutes) or power outlet

BenQ GV30 Mini Portable Projector with Extra Bass – $999

  • Weight: 1.6kg
  • Dimensions: 120 x 196 x 185mm
  • Projection size: 30″ – 100″
  • 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 300 ANSI lumens
  • Wire-free connectivity for multiple OS and devices
  • Supports Bluetooth, streaming, HDMI and USB-C
  • Extra bass
  • Portable bluetooth speaker mode
  • Tilt hinge
  • Battery (2.5 hours) or power outlet

BenQ GS2 Wireless Portable LED Projector – $1299

  • Weight: 1.6kg
  • Dimensions: 139 x 144 x 139mm
  • Projection size: 30″ – 100″
  • 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 500 ANSI lumens
  • Splash and drop resistant
  • Supports HDMI, USB-A, USB-C, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Streaming apps
  • Compatible with Mac/iOS, Android and Windows
  • Bluetooth speaker mode
  • Tilt hinge to project anywhere
  • Battery (3 hours) or power outlet

What to project your moonlit cinema on

Wondering what to project your moonlit cinema on? Well, you can get creative with this one! Use your awning as the screen, hang up a white sheet, point it towards the back wall of the amenities block, or watch a movie on the back of your tent. 

Psssst: Nothing goes better with a movie than some cheesy nachos cooked on a campfire! Alternatively, check out some of these other great camping snacks over at Unsealed4x4.




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