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Benq Joybee GP2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Benq Joybee GP2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The image quality and size are also appreciated, but the reliability and noise get less positive views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Benq Joybee GP2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Benq Joybee GP2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Benq Joybee GP2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BENQ 9H.J3C77.38U Joybee GP2 DLP Mini Projector 2400:1 200 Lumens 1280x800 0.56kg (UK Version)BENQ 9H.J3C77.38U Joybee GP2 DLP Mini Projector 2400:1 200 Lumens 1280x800 0.56kg (UK Version)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Benq Joybee GP2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Benq Joybee GP2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and price. The image quality and size also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the noise.

usability, size, image quality, price, design

reliability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ Joybee GP2 300-Inch 720p Mini LED Projector - White/BlackBenQ Joybee GP2 300-Inch 720p Mini LED Projector - White/Black

Dec, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

BenQ Joybee GP2

 

A vesatile HD LED projector that fits in the palm of your hand yet gives you 160 inches of screen space.

A 160in TV in your (coat) pocket ; Long-life LED ; Excellent connectivity ; Local media playback

Noisy ; Poor remote ; Limited media playback ; Only available through Apple store

Jan, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

BenQ Joybee GP2 review

 

The Joybee 2 is a miniature LED projector with a built-in iPod dock, which is designed to be taken with you to show off your videos. It has a 1,280x800 resolution and 200 lumens brightness, and will take an input from a range of sources apart from...

A portable projector with a fairly high resolution, plenty of connections and comprehensive file format support, but it's expensive compared to the competition

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (techadvisor.co.uk)

BenQ JoyBee GP2 review

 

The Joybee GP2 retains the same squarish design of BenQ's earlier GP1, with a ring of touch-sensitive buttons on the projector's top that handle everything from power to menu navigation. Around the projector's front a perforated fan exhaust grille sits...

BenQ's Joybee GP2 has a clear list of positives and a clear list of negatives. If you're the kind of person that can overlook some image quality problems in exchange for portability and connectivity -- a travelling executive or salesperson, maybe --...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

BenQ JoyBee GP2

 

BenQ is known for good quality and decently priced projectors, with the portable Joybee GP2 aiming to dent the iPhone entertainment market.

iPhone dock lots of connectivity options; onboard storage; comes with carry bag and remote

Does not perform well with ambient light; power cables take up lots of space; no HDMI cable included; onboard sound not the best.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

BenQ Joybee GP2 Projector

 

Or why not project films on to your hotel wall?

Jun, 2012

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

BenQ Joybee GP2 portable projector

 

BenQ's Joybee GP2 is an all-round enhancement of the Joybee GP1 that debuted in 2009, with improvements to brightness, contrast and resolution while a...

Small size ; Comprehensive inputs ; Detachable battery

Low brightness levels ; Fan can get loud ; Some contrast shortfalls

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

BenQ Joybee GP2 portable projector

 

This miniature projector trades brightness for portability

Small size ; Comprehensive inputs ; Detachable battery

Low brightness levels ; Fan can get loud ; Some contrast shortfalls

BenQ's Joybee GP2 has a clear list of positives and a clear list of negatives. If you're the kind of person that can overlook some image quality problems in exchange for portability and connectivity -- a travelling executive or salesperson, maybe --...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

BenQ Joybee GP2

 

The BenQ Joybee GP2 is a likable palmtop projector that can show input from a computer, iPhone, video source, SD Card, USB memory key, or its own internal memory.

Highly portable. Reasonably loud audio. LED light source with 20,000-hour lifetime. iPhone dock. Shows photos, presentations, and video from USB memory key. HDMI port.

Quality problems with both data and video images.

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Feb, 2012

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

BenQ Joybee GP2 Mini-Projector

 

In terms of connections, the GP2 adds a little something for everybody. In addition to the iPhone dock, there's a mini-HDMI port, a USB type A port that fits a thumb drive, and a USB mini-B port for connecting to a computer, and an SD memory-card slot....

Highly portable. Reasonably loud audio. LED light source with 20,000-hour lifetime. iPhone dock. Shows photos, presentations, and video from USB memory key. HDMI port

Quality problems with both data and video images

The BenQ Joybee GP2 is a versatile palmtop projector that packs an iPhone dock and has a solid suite of connectivity choices.

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

BenQ Joybee GP2 Mini Projector Preview

 

Almost every complaint we had with the BenQ Joybee GP1 was addressed with the Joybee GP2. If you thought the BenQ GP1 sounded like a good deal, for $50 more, the Joybee GP2 is an absolute steal.

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Charging Time:3.5

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No
RoHS compliance: No

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Black, White
Form factor:Portable
Product Type:Portable projector

Display

Built-in Display:No / Yes
Display:LED
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:4.06
Display number of colours:1.073 billion colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Lamps

Lamp Type:LED
Lamps quantity:3
Service life of lamp:20000 / 30000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):30000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):1.93 - 26.9
Offset:100
Throw ratio:1.13:1

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:APE, FLAC, M4A, MP2, MP3, OGG / APE, FLAC, M4A, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV / APE, FLAC, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG / BMP, JPG, PNG / JPG, PNG
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
RMS rated power:4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, FLV, H.263, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4 / FLV, MKV

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Audio input:1
Audio output:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):140.3 x 129.8 x 93.8
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

HDCP: No
Horizontal scan range:31 - 99
Noise Level:29
Noise level (economic mode):24
Noise Reduction: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:2377.4 / ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR / ARA, BUL, CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR
Preset modes:Cinema
Vertical scan range:23 - 120
Windows operating systems supported:12V, 200mA / Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB connector type:USB Type-A
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):34
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):45
Power Source:AC/Battery / Battery

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):2400:1
Keystone correction, vertical:± 40 / ±40
Maximum analog resolution:640 x 480
Maximum digital resolution:1600 x 1200
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:200
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800)
Screen size compatibility:508 - 4064
Zoom ratio:Fixed

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:2
Maximum memory card size:16

Video

3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA) / 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13 / 14
Height :5.25 / 9.38
Weight:1.05 / 560
Width:13 / 14