I wrote a review a few months ago on a pocket projector, and when my dad came to visit, he loved it so much that he took it with him as "a present for being a great dad" (lol). After a sad, projector-less month, I was more than thrilled when the Kodak DLP Cube Mini Portable Projector came into my life.
This one is a little bigger than the pocket version (as in, you probably can't fit it in your actual pocket), but it still fits in the palm of my hand *AND* it's a lot more powerful. The image quality on this baby is pretty amazing — my living room truly feels like a home theater when I use it (that being said, my apartment is pretty small, so it's not stretching the projector to its max). Yes, larger and more powerful projectors will have even crisper images, but they're not as portable and also WAY more expensive.
It's pretty easy to set up and connect with my phone or computer (which I can do over WiFi or via a cable), the battery provides up to two hours of playback on a full charge, and if you're watching a long movie, you can definitely keep it plugged it so it doesn't run out of juice (which is what I did when rewatching the LOTR trilogy). It has built-in speakers which (admittedly) don't sound as good as separate, full-size ones, but it's good enough for when you're on the go. Some technical stuff: it has a 3.5mm input and integrated HDMI, USB, and MicroSD ports that'll allow you to connect to smart devices, PCs, Macs, cable boxes, gaming consoles, and HDMI video players *and* it comes with a remote control, a mini tripod, an HDMI cable and adapter, a USB Cable, and an AC power adapter (this is great because I didn't have these cables lying around my house).
There's a WiFi-enabled version (the one I have) and a non-WiFi version that's slightly cheaper. If you don't mind connecting it via cable (the method I prefer), you can def opt for the cheaper option. Overall, it's a great little gadget that exceeded my expectations. I'm not even salty that my dad took the old one! So far, I've gotten plenty of uses out of it just watching shows at home, and I'm planning on screening movies for a friend's upcoming birthday party — it's always a hit! —Yi Yang
Get the WiFi-enabled version from Amazon for $299 or the non-WiFi version for $249.