Portable projectors are a convenient way of projecting content. After reviewing the Portronics iLume, my instant reaction was to replace it with the TV in my living room. If I had an option a couple of years ago, when I spent more than Rs 50,000 on a 40-inch flat panel TV, I would have gone for the iLume.
Setting up this projector is a child's task as it just needs to be connected to a power source. Accompanied by a remote control, it is easy to operate too. One thing the box lacked was a small tripod on which the projector can be mounted. This is a short throw pico projector that easily fits in my hand. Even though it is small, Portronics hasn't compromised on the connectivity front.
The iLume comes with an SD Card slot, HDMO port, VGA port, USB and AV port. So you can play content from a laptop, pen drive, set-top box and even a gaming console. It has a 500 ANSI lumens LED lamp that is good enough for projection in a dark room. The device can project between 15 inches to 120 inches. I used it for projecting to 55 inches and 110 inches and the experience was pleasant. The 3Watt speaker isn't impressive but I solved it by connecting to a small, portable sound bar. The experience was no less than playing a movie in a personal home theatre.
Bag it or junk it: Sound quality isn't very impressive but overall a good buy.