It seems to me that projectors are getting better and cheaper not even every month, but every day. For example, the new NICPOW Q6 projector has Full HD native resolution, 13000 Lumens or 400ANSI brightness, Bluetooth 5.1 and dual-band Wi-Fi support.
How much do you think it is worth? A couple of months ago, I would have said around $200. However, you can get it for only $109 now on Amazon. Moreover, there is a 30% off coupon, so the projector will cost you less than $100.
You know, the box is pretty big and heavy, so probably the NICPOW Q6 projector is not very compact either. There is only the NICPOW logo on the cover, but when you remove it, you will see an image of the projector.
Nothing extraordinary, but the projection screen is a nice bonus.
Just as I thought, the NICPOW Q6 is not a compact projector. This is probably the biggest projector I have tested in a while. I am not saying that’s a bad thing, because a larger size can mean a better cooling system. We will check it out later.
However, it is definitely not a portable projector, because you will not be comfortable carrying it from one room to another.
The projector is made of matte white plastic, but there are textured lines on the front.
If we look at the top panel, we find the focus adjustment and keystone correction wheels, as well as the control panel.
By the way, the NICPOW Q6 projector doesn’t have a tripod mount, but you can install it on the ceiling.
I think that’s enough about the design. Now let’s turn on the projector and look at the multimedia system.
You know, I said multimedia system, because NICPOW Q6 projector doesn’t have Android or any other smart operating system. You need to connect an external device. Fortunately, there are many ways to do this.
The easiest connection method is screen mirroring, but we’ll talk about it a little later.
If you plug in a USB flash drive, you can go to Photo, Movie, Music and Text.
Finally, there is a Settings menu, and Service Support.
Let’s go into Settings.
Wi-Fi Screen Mirroring
Now, let’s see how to use screen mirroring.
There are actually two ways to connect your smartphone to the projector.
However, if you have slow cellular data, then it is better to use Wi-Fi network.
NICPOW Q6 projector also supports Bluetooth 5.1. You can use it to connect external speakers or headphones.
For that, go to the Settings menu, Option, Bluetooth Setting, and turn on the Bluetooth mode.
I have Apple AirPods. As you can see, they are detected and connected to the projector.
Built-in Speaker Quality
However, the NICPOW Q6 projector has a pretty good 5W built-in speaker.
By the way, the manufacturer claims that the noise level of the projector is only 35dB.
It is not 35db, but it is still very quiet for a budget projector.
Finally, let’s move on to the projection quality.
I connected my laptop to the projector via HDMI cable. We can see the native resolution of 1080P 60Hz.
I also placed the projector 2 meters away from the wall. The projection size is about 80 inches. However, NICPOW Q6 projector supports up to 300 inches screen size at a distance of 10 meters.
In addition, the corners are out of focus. This is a problem of many budget projectors.
However, the text is clear and readable in the center.
When it comes to watching videos, it is very good for a budget projector. The colors are saturated thanks to 10000 to 1 contrast ratio.
I really enjoyed watching sports matches on this projector.
However, you can also watch dark movies. The high brightness of 13000 Lumens allows you to do this.
You know you can watch sports, cartoons or play games on the NICPOW Q6 projector even in a bright room.
So, in summary, I will say that the NICPOW Q6 projector didn’t really surprise me, because it has some drawbacks, such as uneven white screen and blurry corners. I think it is not very suitable for the office.
However, it is good for home theater. The projector has good colors and high brightness.
In addition, you can quickly mirror your smartphone screen on the projector, and watch TikTok, Instagram and other social media.
Overall, for a projector under $100, the NICPOW Q6 is decent.