I have another compact Full HD projector, but this time it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. You know, I think the projectors in 2022 should support Wi-Fi, so you can quickly mirror the screen of your smartphone on a big projection screen.
The name of this product is Pixthink D100. We have already tested projector from this brand about one year ago on our channel Tech Brothers. By the way, Pixthink M1 is still available on sale, and it also looks good for 2022.
You know, design is one of the main features of the new Pixthink D100, because it looks very nice, and it has a slot for smartphone at the top, and even a drawer at the bottom for TV stick and USB flash drive.
So, the projector is delivered in a cube box.
We can also read about other features on the box, such as 76W power output, bright Full HD visual, 7500 Lumen LED Light source, HiFi Stereo, etc.
You know, the previous model had a high quality carrying bag and even a 100-inch screen included. The new projector doesn’t even have HDMI cable in the package.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the new projector.
You know, PIXTHINK D100 is a compact projector, but it is not portable, because it doesn’t have built-in battery. You need to plug it into a power source.
As you can see, the front side is black, while the other part of the case is white. This is the only color option available for this model.
The lens on the front looks very big. There is also an infrared receiver next to the lens. Under the lens, we can see many holes for air intake. The cold air passes through the housing, thereby cooling it, and then the warm air comes out the back.
As I already said, Pixthink D100 has a hidden compartment for TV sticks. It is located at the bottom and you just have to pull down to open the cover. There is another HDMI and USB ports. So, you can plug in the TV Stick or USB flash drive, and close the cover, and they will stick out of the back of the projector. I really like this solution.
There is also ¼ inch mounting screw hole at the bottom for a tripod or a ceiling mount.At the top, we can see a single wheel to adjust a focus, a slot for smartphone and a single power button. You know, I don’t think you need more buttons on the projector case because everybody uses a remote control.
Talking about remote control, it is made of quite cheap plastic. However, there are some useful buttons, such as keystone correction, projection direction, volume controls, and others.
Now, let’s look at the user interface and settings of Pixthink D100 projector.
You know, there is no Android operating system, but the user interface looks very nice.
The projection settings include projection mode, zoom in/out, vertical correction, horizontal correction, corner correction, and keystone correction reset.
This is very convenient because you can quickly change a picture mode and color temperature depending on the movie, game or even document.
Let’s go back to the main settings menu.
In the network settings, you can connect to your home Wi-Fi network.
The new projector also has Bluetooth settings. By the way, the Bluetooth connection is bidirectional. It means that you can connect a projector to external speaker if you don’t like the quality of the built-in speaker. In addition, you can connect your smartphone to the projector, and use the built-in speaker to listen to music.
Later, we will check the quality of projector built-in speaker.
Pixthink D100 has not only wallpapers, but also themes. You can choose fresh, blue, purple and gold themes.
That’s very nice.
The other settings include boot signal input, power-on mode, key tone, screen saver time, shutdown time, language settings and restore to factory settings.
OK, now, I want to show you how to connect a smartphone to the projector.
Actually, there are three methods to connect a smartphone to projector: two for iOS devices, and one for Android.
I have the iPhone, so I will show you the first two methods.
If you choose the iOS Ap AirPlay method, then a projector creates its own Wi-Fi network, and you need to connect a smartphone to this network. After that, just open screen mirroring menu on your iPhone, and select a projector.
The second method is called iOS Wi-Fi AirPlay, and you need to connect a projector and smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network from your router. Go to the network settings on projector, and enter the password from your home Wi-Fi network. Now you have to pick up your smartphone again, and select projector in the screen-mirroring menu. That’s all.
Before testing a built-in speaker, I want to measure a noise level.
Finally, let’s talk about built-in speaker of Pixthink D100 projector. You know, it is another feature of this model.
The sound quality is very good for a compact projector. Let’s listen to some music.
I think we have already talked about everything of the new projector except projection quality. Let’s watch some videos already.
So, PIXTHINK D100 has native Full HD 1080P resolution. The brightness is 300 ANSI Lumens. You know, these are very good specs for $130 projector.
I have placed a projector at about 2 meters from the wall, and the screen size in my case is about 70 inches.
The image is really clear, and I really think it is native Full HD resolution.
You know, I didn’t find information about contrast ratio, but I think the colors are good.
The brightness is more than enough for use a projector in a dark room, but also you can use it in a daytime. The image is not bad, is it?
So, I am very surprised by the new PIXTHINK D100 projector. It looks like the most thoughtful budget projector in 2022.
It has not only a good projection quality, thanks to native Full HD resolution and 300 ANSI lumens brightness, but also a very user-friendly interface, where you can change a wallpaper, theme, and many settings.
A dual band Wi-Fi allows you to connect a smartphone and mirror a screen. You can also use a projector as Bluetooth speaker for your smartphone.
So, the projector has many useful details, both in design, user interface and settings.
For the price of $129, Pixthink D100 is probably the best projector I have tested in 2022.