The Anker Nebula cosmos laser 4k projector is compact but heavy compared to similar room-to-room and backyard projectors, yet easy to carry around. Yet the portability might be an issue because of the heft, which should not matter much because of the super bright projection. The projector looks like a car battery and is more expensive than most other projectors, with a list price of $2,199.99. But the price seems acceptable if you consider the fantastic high-resolution projection of 4K images that shines most brightly than any other projector. So, if you are looking for a lighter projector at a lesser price, be ready to forgo the 4k resolution and stay happy with the 1080p resolution instead.
Anker Nebula Cosmos Laser 4k Projector – Design and Features
As the name implies, the Nebula cosmos laser 4k uses laser technology instead of LED to create a light stream. The rectangular design of the projector, instead of the cubic design that is common for projectors, allows for ample space for incorporating a proper audio solution. The rectangular body of the projector adds extra height to accommodate the audio system. Measuring 8.7(H) x6.5(W) x10.4(D) inches, the Nebula 4k projector is a bit heavy at 10.7 pounds which might be easy to carry but not truly portable like other lightweight projectors. Anker’s high luminosity of 2400 ISO lumens is so bright that you can view the projection with lights on. The laser light has a life of 25,000 hours, meaning it could last through the projector’s life. Using a DLP chip with fast pixel-shifting technology helps achieve a 3840×2160 resolution.
Setup and Projection
The projector can project images within 60-inch diagonal and 150-inch diagonal, equivalent to a screen distance of 5.51 feet and 13.85 feet, respectively. On activating auto-focus features, auto-screen fit, and auto-keystone, the projector starts running automatically and accelerates ad-hoc setup. However, to retain the high brightness of images, it is better to avoid using the screen-fit and keystone features.
The ports of the projector are on the back side and include an HDMI 2.0 port, a USB port for connecting a USB stick, an auxiliary 3.5 mm audio output for external speakers or headphones, and the power plug. Since the 4k projector supports Bluetooth 5.0, you can also use it as a Bluetooth speaker for other connected devices. However, the projector will stop displaying images if used as a speaker. Within a hidden compartment of the back panel is the unique square-shaped Nebula 4K streaming dongle, not found in other projectors.
The lack of optical zoom is also unusual for such an expensive projector. But the Anker Nebula cosmos laser 4k projector makes up for the deficiency by offering a Netflix app and integrated Android TV. The app works for streaming and can even take commands from the remote.
The projector’s system comprises Dolby audio, a pair of 10-watt speakers for low and mid frequencies, and a pair of 5-watt speakers for higher frequencies.