The Epson EF-100 is a different kind of projector. It’s not exactly at home in a traditional theater setup, mounted to the ceiling and projecting on a permanent screen — although you can if you want. Instead, Epson sees this projector as something you fit wherever there’s a power outlet, whenever you want big-screen entertainment. A backyard, for instance, or shining on the ceiling when you’re in bed. It’s small and designed to work in any position, including on its side or back. But that’s just the beginning.
- Laser light engine means no bulbs to replace.
- Bright image in a compact size.
- Included Android TV streaming stick.
- Poor contrast and black level.
- Only 720p resolution (technically 1,280×800).
- No zoom.
My favorite part: lasers! Instead of a traditional projector lamp the EF-100 uses a laser light source, one of the only available at this price. The main benefit, aside from sweet, sweet bragging rights, is never having to replace the projector lamp. Another cool feature is the included Android TV-powered streaming stick, sort of like a Roku or Fire TV Stick ($40 at Amazon), which lets you wirelessly stream any content you want and