PIQO Smart Mini Projector Review A 1080p Projector For Your Pocket

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Updated December 8, 2022
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The PIQO Smart Mini Projector offers quite a bit. It is a 1080p image at up to 240″. It is a powerful travel projector with 200 lumens output in a body that is a tiny cube measuring about 2″ x 2″. It’s powered by Android and works with Apple Airplay. It can connect to nearly any device despite being tiny compared to our 5 of the best home theater projectors list. And, pair with the leading projector screen, and you have an instant theater.

Android 7 Nougat is running the show with a 64 bit quad-core CPU. You can connect it to your phone, laptop, and other devices either wired or wirelessly. It uses DLP technology (digital light processing) along with a long-life LED light. Intrigued? I sure was. Read on to see what I thought of this tiny, but powerful projector. If you’re a fan of the projector, you’ll also like our review of the UO smart beam projector (which packs a big image in a small cube). You may also read our list of the best mini projectors.

Is This Projector Worth It?

Let me start by saying that it is great having a projector that just about fits in any pocket and can throw an image that big. It is a great travel companion. It is also very versatile. They packed a lot into this tiny device. While not small, our Optoma Projector review discusses a projector with big quality and power.


  • Powerful
  • Image looks great
  • Versatile


  • Onscreen control could be better

Related: If you are still undecided, you may check the Ezcast Beam J2

Build Quality And Design

This little cube feels nice and solid, just like the AuKing mini projector does. I haven’t dropped it yet, but I get the feeling that if I did, it would probably be okay. It should be strong enough to survive everyday use. As far as design, this little projector looks sleek and shiny. It has controls on the top that are laid out simply and are easy to use: like volume up or down, home, back, etc. Most of the top is reserved as a surface for you to use your finger as a mouse and control the cursor “on screen”.  The design is overall really sharp.

Other projectors with sharp looks include the Dr. J Professional HI-04 1080p, the BenQ HT2050A 1080p DLP projector, and the BenQ MS517 SmartEco projector.


The device’s true versatility comes from its connectivity. It has USB and HDMI, and supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-fi. It will pair with devices no matter which operating system they use. Plus, it has 16GB of built-in memory, which is much better than the Anker Nebula Capsule.

Related: You can also try the Sony MP CD1 Projector

Other Features

It has Hi-Fi speakers, a built-in battery for up to 5 hours of runtime, and a quick charge feature that has you up and running in just 15 minutes for an hour of video. There’s a keystone angle auto-correction and the touch screen on top of the device.


In my tests, it performed amazingly. It boots up in under 10 seconds, and you can easily choose Netflix or whatever you need. The touchscreen controls on the top work well, considering the tiny device. As far as image quality, I was surprised at how sharp and detailed it was. It really delivers 1080p. Unfortunately, not all projectors provide such an excellent experience, as you’ll see in our Artograph EZ tracer art projector review. It’s geared toward artists.

So, for more information about projector resolution, read our guide discussing what resolution do I need for a projector.

Bottom Line

This great projector is easy to use, convenient and small. There’s a lot to love here. Especially for travelers who want entertainment. This one is worth the purchase. Small and powerful. So, if you’re using this primarily for travel, you probably won’t need to know how to set up a projector screen that’s stationary, but portable.

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