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Tech Deal of the Day: Anker Nebula Portable Cinema Projector

Written by Charlie

If you are looking for a deal on a nice portable cinema projector, this deal of the day from Amazon for the Anker Nebula Mars Lite could be for you! With 10 watt speakers and a big image from a little body, this battery-operated projector can get you setup for presentations or entertainment on the go!

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A few months ago, I wrote about the Anker Nebula Capsule, a portable projector the size of a soda can. I have used this for both work and hotel entertainment with the family and it has worked exceptionally well.

Tech Deal of the Day: Anker Nebula Portable Projector

Link: Anker Nebula Mars Lite – $229 (down from $429)

However, if you need something a bit bigger to give you a better picture and quite a bit more sound, this Amazon deal of the day, the Anker Nebula Mars Lite projector, could be for you!

If you travel a lot and like to be able to bring presentations or entertainment with you, these projectors can be excellent. There are a lot of the mini-projectors out there but I had done a lot of research and read a ton of reviews before I bought my Anker Nebula Capsule (didn’t know Anker made things besides power solutions, did you? 🙂 ) and found one big negative with all of them. That is that the sound on the units was horrible. They were just too small to pack meaningful speakers into them. If you needed it for a simple presentation in front of a dozen people, they would totally get the job done. If you had any accompanying audio with that presentation, forget it.

I have used the Nebula Capsule in a video presentation use for a room of 100 people – and it actually did a good job. It wasn’t studio sound by any means, but no one missed anything.

The Anker Nebula Mars Lite is an upgraded version of the Capsule in every way (except it does not have built-in apps).

  • It has a battery that will power it for 3 hours (the capsule battery lasts 4 hours but with much less power)
  • It has an auxiliary input (not available on the Capsule)
  • It has 2 x 10 watt speakers (up from a single 5 watt speaker on the Capsule)
  • Has a projection image from 30 – 150 inches (up from a max of 100 inches on the Capsule)
  • 300 ANSI Lumen brightness (up from 100)
  • Has a 720HD image instead of the 480 image on the Capsule

If you can get buy without built-in apps like Netflix and Youtube (you can connect your laptop to stream to it), the Mars Lite has a lot going for it, however it is a larger package. You cannot connect wirelessly from your device to play content – it has to come through the USB port (from a USB drive, for example) or the HDMI input. For me, I need to be able to stream from my phone so the Capsule is perfect for me.

Check it out and see if this will work for your uses!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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