‘The RIF6 Cube’; it sounds very futuristic and exciting doesn’t it? This was certainly the impression manufacturers wanted to give to potential buyers of their new entry into the super-portable projection market. The talk among experts prior to release, was about how fast it is for streaming, and how it would offer a complete home entertainment package. I wanted to see behind all the rumors and branding, to find out whether this pocket-sized projector is really any good. Contained in this RIF6 Cube, 2″ Pico DLP High-Res Mobile Projector Review, are the details, of what it does well, what it does exceptionally, and any potential problems it has.
by RIF6 [RIF6]
- 20,000 hour Lamp-life
- Easy set-up
- Large screen size
- Excellent streaming connectivity
- Very useful accessory’s come included with the product
- Excellent portability
- Good clarity
- The picture will start to degrade, above a 100 inch screen size
- Only 50 lumens
Size and Design:
The first thing buyers are going to notice upon opening up the RIF6, is that it looks like a small digital camera. This is not a bad thing, as most digital camera’s are pretty streamlined and attractive, and the RIF6 will definitely add to the aesthetics of any room. Its measurements are 2 inches in length, by 2 inches of width, and there’s 1.9 inches of depth, so it ticks all boxes in terms of portability. It’s so small, in fact, that it will fit into any jacket pocket, purse, handbag, or suitcase; and with a weight of 1.8 pounds it won’t represent a burden on anyone.
The assembly is easy, with the only problems coming from attaching the tripod, that comes with the product. These problems are however minor, and the whole process should be completed in under 15 minutes. Once you’re set-up, you’ll be able to tell from holding your projector, that it’s going to be very durable. The whole thing is cased in aluminium, which is a common metal used when company’s want to combine low weight, with strength.
As far as image clarity goes, this projector is not 1080p, so we’re not talking HD here, but it does have excellent DLP technology which makes the pixels perform well. Colors look crisp and clear, although some noticeable drops in quality will be seen in text for presentations. The resolution is 854×480, but as I said, actual performance will be much better than that. Certainly for movies and games it’ll display like 720p HD.
It has a large screen for a super-portable projector, going up to 120 inches, and although you will see distortions after 100 inches, these aren’t major. The connections are where the genius of the RIF6 come into play; it will connect to anything including: phones, tablets, laptops, computers, TV sets, games consoles, Blu-ray, MP3, and MP4 players. Connection is wireless, fast, and very easy to do, even for technological novices. What they’ve created here then, is the perfect accessory to any mobile device user, who wants a larger screen, and better picture than their devices offer. People are more and more choosing projectors like this, as mobile devices and streaming sites on the internet become more common.
It’s only 50 lumens so you’re not going to be viewing in the afternoon sun, or even early evening, without drawing the curtains, but for some this won’t be a problem, especially when this projector is so portable and functional. Buyers will find it very refreshing that it comes with tripod, HDMI cable, a USB cable, and two MHL cables; one for androids and one for Samsung tablets. As I said, the connectivity here, is pretty special.
Some people might be dissuaded from buying, because it’s not HD, but they shouldn’t be. The RIF6 has great pixel performance, so the clarity is amazing for movies, games and presentations, with the only distortions coming at a screen size of over 100 inches, and sometimes on text. In terms of streaming, and surfing the internet, the RIF6,is second to none and will connect to any device. It’s also very portable, which is what most people looking in this market for a purchase, are searching for. All in all, its well worth the money.