The CINEMOOD blew me away!
This robust machine, the size of a coffee mug, flawlessly streamed 1080 HD content over a 12”foot wall while churning 5.1 Channel surround sound through my home theater system via Bluetooth!
In the interest of full-disclosure, I received both an editorial review CINEMOOD Projector and CINEMOOD DISCOVER Smart Cover from the manufacturer for a fair and honest product review.
I’ll be highlighting
Streaming & Connectivity , Design, Visuals, Sound, Durability, Safety and Value.
The inspired internal Quick Start Guide was as efficient as it was entertaining!
On startup, out of the easy to follow menu pops up, a charming little cartoon character that entertains your eager youngster while it pantomimes setting up your Wi-Fi Connection!
Whoever designed this feature is a parent for sure!
Kids hate to wait through long processes or tutorials. From box to steaming my personal Netflix account took less than 10 minutes!
Streaming & Connectivity
Connections are simple and wireless, as the Cinemood Portable Movie Theater is enabled for both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. As long as you’ve got an internet connection, Cinemood Portable Movie Theater can be used as a fully capable streaming center.
It comes loaded with YouTube, Amazon Video & Netflix apps.
Whatever parental controls you’re already using through those platforms are the only way to monitor content as the CIMEMOOD lacks parental controls on content.
However, because your phone is the remote you ultimately get to decide what your youngster is watching. Both apps are free, and there’s further support options for controlling the projector through Apple Watch. The intuitive iOS and Android apps by which you remotely control this projector are top notch.
It’s a smartly designed palm- sized 3.1 inch per side cube. Made for portability, it’s around 8oz perfect for a handbag or backpack. The edges are smooth and rounded.
Along its right-face, you’ll find a Micro USB port, which allows you to play any content through USB. Adjacent to the USB port is the power button labeled with an intuitive lightning bolt.
There’s a handy battery conservation feature that automatically shuts down an inactive CINEMOOD.
Although it’s quite small, given appropriate lighting conditions, the Cinemood Portable Movie Theater is quite powerful. It’s fully capable of a 150” image, which is somewhat astonishing considering the pocket-sized nature of this projector.
The Cinemood Portable Movie Theater has a remarkably robust motorized focus control. This allows you to keep the image clear without hassle, it auto-corrects to help with visual distortion in an image.
The Cinemood Portable Movie Theater bulb projects about 35 lumens, about twice the strength of a typical night light.
The bulb used by Cinemood has been made specifically to not strain children’s eyes or keep them up before bed.
This means your room needs to be nearly pitch black particularly if you want to project a larger image.
The internal speaker does a remarkable job pushing sound. Clearly the better your paired Bluetooth device the greater your home theatre experience will be. You can link any Bluetooth enabled device, headphones or speakers and a standard headphone jack is always an option.
Safety & Durability
Typically, portable projectors use high wattage bulbs that require built-in fans to regulate internal temperature. A HUGE plus is this projector bulb is lower power, there is no heat to speak of and absolutely ZERO ambient operational sounds!
I dropped the projector on bare floor and carpet from chest height several times and kicked it accidentally as my children left it on the floor as children will do. Not a single scratch and no problems upon starting up. This is a well made, tough little powerhouse of a projector.
The CINEMOOD DISCOVERY Themed Smart Covers available (purchase separately or together) protect your device and extend your device’s library. They also do a remarkable job protecting your investment by making the surface easier to grasp and less slippery for little hands.
My son wants to host a movie night & backyard sleepover for his birthday and CINEMOOD will be providing the entertainment!
You can connect to WiFi and stream from Netflix, Amazon Prime or YouTube. You can also download Netflix or Amazon Prime videos directly on CINEMOOD to enjoy anywhere, without WiFI or Internet connection.
No more fighting over the small screen with CINEMOOD!
Safety and Zero noise isn’t the only benefit of CINEMOOD’s child-friendly bulb. Projectors this size usually end up with batteries in the range of 2-hours or less. Cinemood Portable Movie Theater’s child-friendly bulb makes this gem perfect for a cross-country flight or long car ride to the grandparents!
The posted 5-hour battery life is accurate! Under normal circumstances, a 5-hour battery estimate for a projector of this size would sound far-fetched. Streaming drains the battery faster but I still squeezed over 3 hours battery time promised in the manufacturer’s video above.
CINEMOOD estimates they’ve added 120 hours of entertainment, stemming from audio stories, e-books, hand shadow puppets, lullabies, and nearly 100 cartoons. Among that preloaded entertainment, amongst which you’ll find 45 Disney eBooks and nearly two dozen videos.
It comes with 16GB internal memory, allowing you to load it with your own content. That’s enough for roughly ten full-length movies played in 1080p. Even if you don’t want to carry around a USB drive, you can use the Cinemood Portable Movie Theater itself as a fairly effective way to haul around 25-hours of entertainment.
Product Features + Benefits:
• Standalone projector
• Crystal clear sound
• Up to 150” screen
• Up to 5 hours of rechargeable battery life
• Noise-free cooling system
• Ultralight and compact
• Project onto any flat surface – inside or outside!
• Comes preloaded with kid-friendly content, including 65 hours of stories and videos from Disney and 120+ hours of additional cartoons, ebooks, shadow puppets, lullabies, and bedtime stories!
• No connection to a computer, phone or wall outlet needed
• Connect to Wifi to stream from your personal Netflix, Amazon Prime or YouTube account
• Upload Netflix and personal videos to the device to watch without Wifi
• 16 GB of internal storage
• Bluetooth and Wifi enabled
• Connects to a flash drive for even more storage (micro-USB adapter comes with the product)
• Soft lumens = no blue light to help to protect your family’s eyes and circadian rhythms
• Smart covers available (purchase separately or together) to protect your device and extend your device’s library
Age Range: All Ages
MSRP: $399.99 (device)
Available on: Amazon, CINEMOOD.com and other retailers like Target, ToysRUs, BestBuy, and TouchofModern
As I’ve stated before, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone device that’s as versatile, easy to use, robust, portable, and powerful as the CINEMOOD. $399 is a sound investment for the base unit.
Smart Covers are only $49 each KikOriki, HooplaKidz, Om Nom or Kit^n^Kate to protect your device and add additional content to your CINEMOOD like the KikOriki Smart Cover adds 42 episodes of KikOriki each themed silicone cover adds additional themed content to your CINEMOOD!
If you act right now, you’ll get a special deal from the manufacturer! Use the promo code: “goodmen” at check out for a big discount!
The deal is $299 for CINEMOOD + CINEMOOD DISCOVER SMART COVER! code is good for 2 weeks from today, Tuesday, May 21st, 2019!
CINEMOOD is great for car rides, airplane travel, camping or backyard get-togethers. PERFECT choice for movie nights, graduation parties, Memorial Day or Birthday Parties!
Bottom Line: Don’t let the kid-centered design fool you. This isn’t a “toy” projector.
The CIMEMOOD is a powerful, full-on home theater projector and wireless Bluetooth enabled media hub that you can take anywhere!
Nothing else on the market can do everything this machine goes so well!
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