The Halo Plus mini projector is mobile and can be powered by a battery. But what about performance? PCtip tests.
The Xgimi Halo+ is one of Xgimi’s newer projectors and is said to be the brightest portable projector in the Xgimi family, with portability and battery operation. A 10-watt speaker system and a so-called X-Vue 2.0 engine are part of the game – the latter making a huge contribution to picture quality, making it difficult for a large, high-end monitor to compete. At first glance, a narrow wallet seems to be the only problem.
With dimensions of 113.5 x 145 x 171.5 mm and a weight of 1.6 kg, the Xgimi Halo + is not very lightweight, but it can easily be carried in a bag or backpack. Its shape also makes it compact and easy to carry, although the handle will still come in handy.
In testing, the projector proved to be very stable – even with shaky documents, it held up well and was able to maintain focus. I’ve experienced this differently with other devices. Halo+ looks great value and powerful. Even the touch buttons on the top are great – they respond even to gentle touches. This is how easy it is to control. This does not mean that you desperately need them. Thanks to the supplied remote control, which even has a Google Assistant button, the device can also be operated remotely. The sharpness of the lens can also be changed.
On the back of the device there is a surprisingly small ventilation hole. It does rise a bit there under full load, but the speakers are sinking into slack. Connections are plentiful, too: an HDMI 2.0 port, USB 2.0 and a 3.5mm audio jack. The HDMI and USB ports are great for gamers, while the 3.5mm audio jack is responsible for audio transmission. This is necessary for Netflix, for example – because the device does not support Netflix. With WiFi 5 and two radio bands (2.4 and 5 GHz) as well as Bluetooth 5.0, this isn’t a big deal. – You can also connect external speakers.
Finally, there is a kickstand on the underside that you can use to tilt the projector and a thread for the tripod.
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