DIY Cell Phone Projectors Turn Smartphones Into Mini Movie Theaters

 DIY Cell Phone Projectors Turn Smartphones Into Mini Movie Theaters: The Smartphone ProjectorDIY Cell Phone Projectors Turn Smartphones Into Mini Movie Theaters: The Smartphone Projector

 

Ever wish you could turn your smartphone into a mini movie theater beyond the minuscule images you have to view on the average cell phone screen? Now you can do it yourself without dropping big bucks on expensive projector accessories. Luckies of London is now offering a really fun retro-inspired Smartphone Projector kit that accommodates just about any smartphone (up to 3 x 5.5 inches) and displays your videos, photos, or texts on any bare surface for everyone to view.

YouTube Videos


If you’re into taking videos and posting them on YouTube or Vine, the super easy-to-operate device allows you to become the next Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg with all your friends. Made from lightweight cardboard with a glass lens, this compact (6.5" L x 6.9" W x 4.1" H) home theater system projects cell phone videos at eight-times magnification. All you do is slide the back compartment in and out to focus the image and let the glass lens work its magnifying magic.

Home Movies


While there’s no need to connect the box to a power source, the easily assembled cardboard structure provides two slots for use with speakers or a cell phone charger, so you can have that dynamic home theater sound without worrying about running out of juice halfway through your epic skateboarding video where you finally mastered an Ollie at 30 or images of Uncle Bob accidentally burning the garage down with his deep fryer during the holidays. Ahhh, memories . . . good times!

 

DIY Cell Phone Projectors Turn Smartphones Into Mini Movie Theaters: Projector and new speaker boxDIY Cell Phone Projectors Turn Smartphones Into Mini Movie Theaters: Projector and new speaker box

 

Holiday Gifts


Speaking of which, the DIY Smartphone Projector would make a great holiday gift for many of the people on your shopping list. Besides watching videos and movies, the device also allows you to project static images, so you could technically use it as a slide show projector as well. Who needs PowerPoint when you’ve got this baby? And, if you don’t have a bare wall, this product would work well with the films they have out now for use in conjunction with rear projectors. You simply apply the film to any clear, rigid surface like glass or acrylic and you’ve got yourself a DIY movie screen.

Smartphone Projector


The Smartphone Projector kit comes with everything you need except adhesive. So if you’re buying it as a Christmas gift for someone, you may want to include some. It does, however, come with a nifty sticky pad featuring something they’re calling micro-suction technology for gripping your phone securely in place during use. Have no worries, though, because it won’t leave any gooey residue on your phone and it doesn’t goop up the projector box, either.

Cell Phone Compatibility


The hands-free projector is compatible with all Android and iOS smartphones. For best results, you want to use it in a darkened room with your brightness setting on your phone set at 100 percent and point the box at a blank surface, the lighter the better. If you don’t have a plain white wall, windows coated with I-Film for reducing UV rays and providing privacy will work, too. In addition to Luckies of London, Uncommon Goods has been advertising it as well. Now, go forth and shop!