Anker's Nebula Capsule is a fantastic pocket projector with a ton of tech packed inside. This soda can-sized capsule is the world's smallest, portable projector and it is GREAT for gaming! It runs Android, has a built-in battery, blasts 360 sound and can cast a 100 inch image! Let's get this Nebula Capsule review going!
Hey guys! It’s Ray back here and welcome to another blog post! Today, I am finally going to be sharing with you guys my review for the Nebula Capsule by Anker…which just so happens to be the world’s smallest projector! It’s literally no bigger then the size of a soda can! How crazy is that!? Now in case you forgot my unboxing video that I did for this little guy a few weeks ago, where I also showed it in action, the Nebula is an absolutely perfect way to view content on the big screen anytime, anywhere. Not only in the case of video games but also movies, TV shows, etc and the best thing is…it has all of those things built right in to it. The Capsule runs on Android 7.1 so with this little guy, you have access to the Google Play store, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and pretty much whatever you could possibly need right out of the box…and it only gets better!
As small as the Capsule is, you would think there would have to be some kind of corners cut to make it work but surprisingly, that is no where near the case here. It is absolutely incredible how much tech Anker packed into this like thing…and that includes the one thing that makes the Capsule special and it’s my personal favorite feature. It has a built-in battery! That’s right, not only is this one of the smallest projectors out there but it’s greatest feature is it’s portability. In my tests of using it, I was able to get around three and half hours out it, which again for it’s size, it’s pretty great!
As if I didn’t talk about a lot of stuff already in here, beneath the lens, there is also built-in 360 degree sound and it actually sounds very, very good, with deep bass and good clarity overall. Obviously, it’s no 5.1 surround system or anything like that but for what it is, it’s really great. Not to mention, the Capsule doubles as a bluetooth speaker so you can just flip it into speaker mode and play your tunes away! This little guy is essentially a two in one!
So I know you guys what to know the answer to this burning question. Is this things good for gaming on the Switch? And I can easily answer that question. Yes, it is great! If you want an easy way to game on the big screen, without hassle…this really is a great option! For a projector with a resolution of only 854x480, the picture is incredibly sharp so games actually look very good! Obviously it’s not the best res out there for a projector but this is one of those things you have to see in person to believe how good it is. For the size of this thing, the picture looks incredible! If you haven’t noticed by now, there’s an HDMI port on the back so you hook up basically anything you want to it! How cool is that?
Surprisingly, there really isn’t anything bad to say about the Capsule. Anker did a phenomenal job with this projector and the attention to detail is very impressive. The build quality is fantastic, the image is very sharp and the sound this thing pumps out is really great for it’s size. However, I do have two very minor complaints about it. The first being the included remote. The remote uses IR and there’s a receiver on the back of the Capsule, which means you’re going to have to point at the Capsule every time you want to do something. Kind of a bummer. Luckily though! You can fully control the Capsule with your phone via a dedicated app called Capsule Control. This is by FAR so much better then the included remote. It’s very responsive to input, you don’t need to point it at the Capsule AND it even has a built-in keyboard meaning you don’t have type in stuff via a remote…making this app true lifesaver! Trust me, it’ll breath new life into navigating the menus!
My final minor complaint is that with 100 lumens of brightness, you do need a pretty dark area to cast that full 100 inch picture. For comparison, my BenQ gaming projector that I have set up in my home theatre has 3,000 lumens of brightness…meaning the room doesn’t have to be as dark to see the image. It’s not bad by any means but it’s worth nothing that if you’re hoping for a portable home theatre experience with the Capsule…don’t get your hopes up. However, this is absolutely fantastic for a bedroom setting where you can easily replace a small TV with this instead.
Overall though, this is a fantastic portable projector that is absolutely perfect whether your gaming on the go or going to hang out at friends house to binge Netflix. I highly recommend it!