Ivation Portable Projector

by Jane on May 14, 2015

We have recently been concentrating on reviewing the top (and bottom) 2015 mini/portable projectors on the market.  Focusing on one specific type or category of projectors allows us to give greater attention to the overall customer needs.

This review is over the Ivation Portable Projector:

Is this right model for you? What features are included? Any major weaknesses? These are some of the question we will answer in the following review. If you are only now looking around for ideas on the best mini portable to buy, we would also like to suggest the AAXA P300 Pico Projector.

Ivation mini Rechargeable HDMI Projector

Ivation Portable Rechargeable HDMI Projector

You wanted to carry it in your hand

As you can see from the image above, the Ivation Portable Projector is very small and lightweight. No problem taking this anywhere you want to go, carrying it in one hand. You might be able to fit it into one of your pockets.

If you can’t fit it in your pocket, it will easily fit into your laptop bag. Small enough to take it anywhere you want to go

Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.9 x 0.9 inches (less than an inch thick) and weighs 8 ounces

Being small is nice but you also want to make sure you buy a quality machine.

A video review of the model

The following video does an excellent job at answering questions and giving the important information a potential buyer  would want to know:

Quality or a waste of money?

How have former customers reviewed and rated Ivation Portable Projector? For the most part customer have been satisfied with the quality and performance of this mini projector.

As you can from the image of customer ratings, the vast majority of people who bought and used this model gave it either a 5 or 4-star rating.

Did they say anything specific? Read the positive and critical reviews at Amazon.

Our Conclusion

Is the Ivation portable projector a good projector to buy? For under $300 it’s a good buy. One of the best mini portable models on the market in 2015 at this price point.

Note: Have any specific questions? See below.

What you might like, it’s extremely small and lightweight. Included in your purchase is a small tripod that you can mount it on for presentations and movies. It has an HDMI port and can also connect to Apple devices. It has an internal battery, so you can use it anywhere.

The battery takes about 3-hours to become fully charged and the charge lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours.

It also has a USB port for charging your iPhone off this battery.

It also has a built-in speaker which is surprisingly loud but also has an audio-out port to allow you to customize your sound.

If you are looking for the best mini-portable projector in the $300-400 price range this is a good choice at $299. If you are willing to spend a bit more then we recommend checking out the AAXA P300 Pico Projector.

A lot of Questions asked and Answered

There have been many questions asked and answered. If you have a question you may be able to find your answer here.

Questions that have been answered include: See the Q and A here.

Will it work with a DVD player?

Is there a warranty?

Can video game consoles be hooked up? Yes the Ivation Portable Projector has a HDMI port.

Can you hook up louder speakers? Yes there is an audio-out port.

Largest screen produce? The projector can produce about an 80-inch screen without degrading it’s resolution.

See more questions and answers over the Ivation Portable Projector.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Marvin September 10, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Is the invasion portable projector appropriate for business executives for use in professional PowerPoint presentations?


Elise August 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm

We were also wondering the same as the question asked above. Would this be a good choice for a teacher giving PowerPoint presentations in her classroom?


Jane August 25, 2016 at 11:32 am

Yes and no. It does have all the inputs you need to connect it to a laptop. You could also run the presentation connected to your Iphone if you wanted. The resolution is good for pictures and image or charts. Also, both black text large ad small fonts show up nicely.

However, on the negative side this is not a very bright projector. So, the room will need to be dark and it would be best suited for smaller sized classrooms. This is definitely not a good choice for a big venue large rooms. If the kids are sitting up close in your room and you don’t mind the room lights off or even the shades also drawn then yes this is a good choice if you want something small and portable.


Jeanette December 24, 2016 at 2:01 am

Hello. I bought the projector thinking it would connect to my Mac Air. I then found out I needed an adapter which I bought. Following the directions in the manual that came with it, I hooked up the HDMI cable to the computer using the adapter. It didn’t work. Light came from the projector but not the video I was trying to show. I am almost ready to return this product. Could you help me to set it up so I get a picture from my laptop.


Jane December 24, 2016 at 4:46 am

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