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Moto Insta-share Projector Review: Your Personal On-the-go 70-inch Screen

Debashis Sarkar | News18.com @SarkDeb

Updated: December 10, 2016, 3:41 PM IST
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Moto Insta-share Projector Review: Your Personal On-the-go 70-inch Screen
For Moto Z Play or Moto Z users, the Moto Insta-share projector Mod can really take the smartphone movie experience to the next level and also take care of presentations at work. (Image: Siddharth Safaya/ News18.com)

Talking about Moto Mods, the most underrated modular component that was launched along with Moto Z and Moto Z Play in India has to be the Insta-share projector. While the JBL SoundBoost and Hasselblad True Zoom Mod took much of the limelight, the Insta-Share projector is still waiting for eyeballs to share its awesomeness.

Having a projector for your Android smartphone which you can carry around is always a luxury. Keeping this in mind, the Insta-share projector Moto Mod has been definitely priced aggressively. If you buy it along with the Moto Z or Moto Z Play, you will get it for Rs 15,999. If you buy the Insta-share projector Moto Mod separately then it costs Rs 19,999.

Note that the Insta-share projector works only with Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones, like other Moto Mods.

Moto Instashare Projector Mod review, Motorola, Lenovo, Moto Mods, Moto Z, Moto Z Play, Android Smartphone Projector, technology news The Moto Insta-share Projector Mod in action in a well-lit room. (Image: Siddharth Safaya/ News18.com)

If the traditional TV is dead for you already and you are surviving entirely on your smartphone or laptop to watch movies and videos. For gaming, you might take advantage of the 70-inch screen from the Insta-share projector, if you have a tried and tested Android Bluetooth gamepad.

The Insta-share Projector will also come handy for those you have to do a lot of presentations at the office. With all the Spreadsheet already saved on your Google Drive, you just need to attach the projector to the back of the Moto Z or Moto Z Play to get started. No cables or power cuts will ever stop you.

After using the Insta-share projector for over three weeks here is our review.

Also read: Motorola Moto Mods: Should You Buy or Not?

What’s cool?

The Insta-share projector wins big on portability. It comes with its own battery 1,100 mAh battery which can last for a little over an hour. However, once it is attached to the Moto Z Play, the overall battery life can be stretched to 6 hours easily. Also, you can charge the battery of projector and the phone (Moto Z or Moto Z Play) separately while you are watching something.

The projector doesn’t come with its own speakers but you can connect headphones or a speaker via the 3.5mm headphone jack in the Moto Z Play (Moto Z doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack) or wirelessly via Bluetooth.

It’s simply a plug-and-play component, and you just need any plain flat surface. Even if the surface is not White in colour, any light shade will do.

The projector can be tilted between 20 degrees and 90 degrees. You can even project the content straight to the ceiling to watch something while you are lying down on your bed.

Also read: Motorola Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Moto Mod Review: The 'Just-in-time' Accessory

The device is extremely compact and lightweight. It employs DLP technology with 50 lumens brightness, 400:1 contrast ratio, 1:2 throw ratio and an aspect ratio of 16:9. It offers a 480p resolution for up to a maximum size of 70-inch.

There is a pouch included with the box to carry it around safely.

Watch: Moto Z video review

What’s not so cool?

The projector fans are a bit noisy which might be annoying sometimes. Also, it would have been great if the Insta-share projector offered 720p resolution instead of 480p.

Verdict

If you are looking for a compact projector for your smartphone then the Insta-share Moto Mod is your only option. For someone planning to buy the Moto Z Play or Moto Z, the Insta-share projector Moto Mod can really take the smartphone movie experience to the next level and also take care of presentations at work.

First Published: December 10, 2016, 3:25 PM IST
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