BenQ Joybee GP2 Ultra Portable Mini Projector, work with iPhone/iPod, 2400:1 Contrast Ratio, 200 ANSI Lumens Brightness, DLP DMD Technology

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About BenQ

The BenQ Joybee GP2 Ultra Portable Mini Projector weighs only 1.2 pounds (0.6kg) yet it projects at 200 lumens with a contrast ratio of 2400:1. You can plug your iPhone or iPod into the iPhone/iPod compatible dock to share videos, photos, graphics and games wherever you go. The GP2 also supports many other smartphones, tablets and media players.

The Joybee GP2 comes HD ready to upgrade your viewing experience. Its LED light source never needs replacing because it's expected to last the life of the projector-about 20,000 hours in normal mode, 30,000 in economy mode. The display panel that forms the picture is a Texas Instruments Digital Light Processor Digital Micromirror Device.

The GP2 can also show video signals in PAL and SECAM formats and 720p and 1080p high definition formats. It can accept signals from PCs and Macintosh computers. What's more, you don't even have to bring your computer with you. Just plug 'n transfer your multimedia files to the 2GB internal storage to travel light. If you need a tiny yet versatile projector, the Joybee GP2 might just be the projector you need.

BenQ Features

  • The BenQ Joybee Mini Projector GP2: Meet the all new Joybee GP2 - BenQ's second-generation LED mini projector! Styled with the signature black & white design, this palm-sized device leads the category with a number of upgraded features and including an all-in-one iPhone/iPod-compatible dock
  • Detachable Battery for Total Portability: When running at 100 ANSI lumen brightness on a fully charged battery, the GP2 can give you three hours of mobile cinema fun
  • An Ultra Portable Entertainment Station that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand: Plug your Apple iPhone or iPod into the iPhone/iPod-compatible dock to share videos, photos and games with family and friends via a big screen up to 160" in size
  • Compact and Stylish Design: Light and compact at a mere 565g (without battery), the sleek and stylish GP2 is perfect to carry around town - whether it's for house parties, camping expeditions or for traveling abroad
  • 4W Integrated Audio Power: Travel light and enjoy great sounds with the GP2! This mini projector is packed with two quality built-in 2W speakers, so you can leave your speakers at home
  • Music Playback in Standby Mode: The GP2 is also your personal speaker system. Simply have the device in the Standby mode to listen to your favorite tunes day in and day out
  • Multimedia Connectivity that Supports Just About Anything: The GP2 connects to your everyday home entertainment and personal media devices with a simple plug 'n play
  • USB Display: With the GP2, you won't need a D-sub cable! Connect it to your computer using a USB cable instead
  • USB File Transfer: Plug 'n transfer your multimedia files to the 2GB internal storage to travel light
  • Picture Performances that Enlighten You: Powered by BenQ's 3LED projection technology, the GP2 utilizes RGB LEDs as the light source to bring you crisp, clear cinematic picture quality with optimized brightness, contrast ratio, native resolution and NTSC color gamut
  • HD-Ready with a 720p Resolution: Enjoy your favorite movies, sports games and TV programs in high definition! The second-generation mini projector comes HD-ready to upgrade your viewing experience
  • 44" at a Short Distance: The GP2 is not only highly mobile but also incredibly flexible with a 1.13 short-throw ratio. You simply don't need that much room when all you need is one meter to project a big picture
  • Delightful Colors and Contrast: Boasting a high contrast ratio of 2400:1 and 200 ANSI lumen brightness, the GP2 gives you ultra-refined color definition with sharper text
  • Brilliance that Lasts Through Time: Thanks to the 3LED technology, this mini projector can project for 30,000 hours without decrease in brightness when in the Eco Mode. That's more than ten years of big-screen entertainment - if you use it for eight hours a day
  • Design that Puts You First: Everything about the GP2 is to provide you with a friendly user experience like no other! Unlike traditional projectors, it is styled up with a user interface that brings together navigation elements from popular multimedia devices
  • Touch-Sensitive Control Panel: Unlike traditional projectors, the GP2 allows you to bring up an intuitively designed user interface with a single touch
  • Multimedia Support: The GP2 supports a variety of multimedia formats ranging from videos, photos and music to MS office and PDF document
  • Instant On/Off: Wait no more! The instant on/off feature helps turn the GP2 on and power it down in only a few seconds
  • Stylized Ventilation: The ventilation is stylized with circles to create a lively and fun look, while keeping the GP2 nice and cool
  • Auto keystone: The automatic keystone adjustment helps turn misshaped images, graphics and charts into a perfect square

BenQ Specifications

Projection System
DLP
Native Resolution
WXGA (1280 x 800)
Brightness
200 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio
2400: 1
Display Color
1.07 Billion Colors
Lens
F=1.93, f=26.95mm
Aspect Ratio
Native 16:10 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Throw Ratio
1.13 (44" @ 1m)
Image Size (Diagonal)
20"-160"
Zoom Ratio
Fixed
Lamp (Normal/Economic Mode)
LEDx3, 20,000/30,000 hours
Keystone Adjustment
1D, Vertical ± 40Deg.
Projection Offset
100%±5%
Resolution Support
VGA (640 x 480) to UXGA (1600 x 1200)
Horizontal Frequency
31-99KHz
Vertical Scan Rate
23-120Hz
Interface-1
Computer in (D-sub 15pin) x 1 (via CEA 30 pin cable)
Composite Video in (RCA) x 1 (via CEA 30 pin cable)
HDMI (v1.3) x 1 (mini type)
Audio in (Mini Jack) x 1
Audio L/R in (RCA) x 1 (via CEA 30 pin cable)
Audio out (Mini Jack) x 1
iPod/iPhone Universal Dock x 1
Speaker 2W Stereo x 2
USB (Type A) x 1 (USB Reader)
Interface-2
USB (Type Mini B) x 1 (USB Display/File Transfer) Compatible with Win XP SP2 32 bit, Win Vista 32/64 bit, Win7 32/64 bit
Card Reader x 1 (SD, SDHC up to 16GB)
Internal memory 2GB (1.3 GB for user usage)
HDTV Compatibility
480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video Compatibility
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
On-Screen Display Languages
Arabic / Bulgarian/ Croatian/ Czech/ Danish/ Dutch/ English/ Finnish/ French/ German/ Greek/ Hungarian/ Hindi / Italian/ Indonesian/ Japanese/ Korean/ Norwegian/ Polish/ Portuguese/ Romanian/ Russian/ Simplified Chinese/Spanish/ Swedish/ Turkish/ Thai / Traditional Chinese (28 Languages)
Audible Noise
29/24 dBA (Normal/Economic mode)
Power Supply
AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
45W/34W ( Normal/Eco), Standby<1W
Multimedia Formats Supported
Video:
AVI (H.263, Xvid, MJPEG), MOV (H.263, Xvid, MJPEG), MP4 (H.263, Xvid),
3gp/3g2 (H.263, Xvid), FLV (Sorenson Spark)
Music:
MP3, MP2, APE, FLAC, OGG, WAV, m4a
Photo:
JPG (.jpg/.jpeg), BMP (.bmp), PNG (.png)
Subtitle:
MKV built-in, SRT (.srt)
Document:
Adobe PDF 1.0-1.4 (pdf), MS PowePoint 97-2010 (ppt, pptx), MS Excel 95-2010 (xls, xlsx),
MS Word 95-2010 (doc, docx), Text (txt)
Dimensions(W x H x D)
Without battery: 5.5 x 2.1 x 5.1" (140.3 x 52.5 x 129.8mm)
With battery: 5.5 x 3.7 x 5.1" (140.3 x 93.8 x 129.8mm)
Weight
Without battery: 0.56kg (1.23lbs)
with battery: 1.05kg (2.31lbs)

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 1 customers

 
4.0

Am happy - Easy to use and travel with

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from Raleigh, NC  -  Technically Challenged

I travel a lot and need to make presentations in all kinds of challenging settings, may with hard to locate power sources. I have been looking for a mini "but mighty" projector to carry in my briefcase that would be easy to use - yet not break the bank. I spent a tremendous amount of time researching similar products to BENQ - also in the same price range - the fact that this one also has a battery and USB flash drive and an i pod was a definite plus. I would say as a rule I'm pretty technically challenged so as soon as it arrived I started it up and went through the Instruction Manual (which was very easy to understand - especially with lots of illustrations and pictures to guide me through the process). I then took it to my first conference that very week. In actually using it for my PowerPoint presentation and going on line I must say I was impressed with the sharpness and color of my presentation on the screen display. I did have a small challenge with correcting keystone to a perfect image on my table-top screen (approx. 45" X 36"). The machine was quiet and projected images were clear. A little vivid color loss on food shots in my presentation- but overall I was very pleased with the result. I ended up connecting to my computer and showing the presentation from my computer hard drive - as I could not get the USB flash drive to work smoothly - it was slow and often slides would not change when I used the remote control. All in all, the Joybee GPS worked as well as I had hoped for using a projector this small. It has the overall quality, appears to be solid and easy to use. I'm happy with my purchase.

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Sandra C  How do I buy a battery for this Projector?
KYLE L  From the same place you purchased the GP2... it is a proprietary battery that attaches to the bottom of the unit.
Shopper  Will it work with iPad mini? If so, any specific connectors/adapters required?
RICHARD W  Get a USB-VGA converter
Shopper  can you play games from your phone and when displaying pictures can you pause the pic?
KYLE L  You can not play games, since it is docked. A slide show can be paused.
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