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3M MPro 150 Pocket Projector review

£330 inc VAT

Manufacturer: 3m

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Despite its modest dimensions, the 3M MPro 150 Pocket Projector is capable of beaming your presentations at up to 50in on a bare wall.

Despite its modest dimensions, the 3M MPro 150 Pocket Projector is capable of beaming your presentations at up to 50in on a bare wall.

The 3M MPro 150 Pocket Projector first caught our eye at this year’s CES where it was demonstrated beaming presentations at up to 50in on to a bare wall. Given the MPro 150’s modest dimensions - the projector is roughly twice as thick as the remote control we use for our telly - we thought it a pretty neat trick.

A few months later the 3M MPro 150 Pocket Projector is being stocked in the UK, bringing portable presentation convenience to the nation’s business buffs.

The 3M MPro 150 Pocket Projector is an oblong black box that weighs 157g and can display Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and Adobe PDFs. Photos and videos can also be shown on it, although its limited light intensity and resolution support mean you’re unlikely to use it for extended gameplay or watching feature-length movies. Bitmap, Jpeg and Mpeg4 video can be viewed on it; it also supports MP3 audio.

The 3M MPro 150 Pocket Projector can project multimedia content from a connected laptop or PC, an MP3 player, mobile phone or camera. Given the expectation of audio, photo and video-capture features on so many items of gadgetry these days, the simple miniUSB connection allowing it to be hooked up to most such devices is welcome. There’s an HDMI port to allow output to an HD video display too.

Better yet, the 3M MPro 150 Pocket Projector can accept microSD media cards and has its own internal 1GB of flash memory. The media card slides into a concealed slot towards the rear of the right of the projector. This means you can take the presentation with you safely stored on the projector with no need to pack a clunky additional piece of kit.

Apple users keen to make use of the 3M MPro 150 Pocket Projector’s presentation skills can purchase a separate adaptor cable. A car charger and a component video cable can also be bought separately. A small tripod with flexible metal legs is supplied as part of the standard kit. This screws in to the bottom of the MPro 150 and can be sheathed in its cardboard tube for easy transportation.

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3M MPro 150 Pocket Projector Expert Verdict »
Portable LED projector
15 Ansi lumens output
20,000 hour LED energy-saving light
VGA (640x480-pixel) resolution display
images viewable from 8in to 50in across
HDMI
microSD card
mini USB port
headphone/speaker port
DC mains connector
mini tripod
adjustable focus
on-body navipad
supports MP3
Mpeg4
PDF
Word, Excel
PowerPoint files. 1GB internal memory
2GB microSD card supplied
rechargeable lithium-ion battery
90 minutes + battery use
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

There are some great aspects to this solidly built projector. It's neat and compact and weighs only 155g. Its non-slip rubber coating makes it easy to grip and we like the fact you really can slip it into an inside jacket pocket to take out and about with you. We were also impressed to find the battery lasted longer than 3M led us to believe. We got more than 2.5 hours active use from the MPro 150 Pocket Projector with no indication that the battery was fading and no excessive build-up of heat.

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