Projectors have been around for decades, with many of us remembering how we used to help our teachers to manually operate and shift the projectors during our younger days for class presentations and hall assembly events. With advanced and smart technology in today’s age, projectors have progressed and evolved into these modern portable/pocket-friendly devices that many use for entertainment, education, business, and the creative industry.
With our guide today, we will show you where you can purchase your first projector in Singapore and what to look out for that will suit your needs.
Projectors selection - things you need to know beforehand
Needs: There are many types of projectors to suit different needs. Do you need a bigger screen for gaming? Do you want to build a home theatre? Do you need it for business presentations? Do you need it for designing murals on a big space? Or do you need a hybrid projector for a combination of work and light gaming needs?
Identify what you need the projector for before starting your browsing and window shopping. You might get overwhelmed with the wide variety to choose from if you do not have a clear mind on what you want.
Budget: This should never be your first consideration but instead work backwards from expectation such as room size and how big you like the projection to be. Many of us because of budgets has spent so much time speaking to customer service just to return the projector and buy another one. Projector unlike clothes which is no brainer and easy request for exchange. Getting a projector depends on the visual experience and most importantly someone professional to help you and not a simple customer service chat line or email.
Size: Projectors come in different sizes, from big ones which call them dinosaurs are usually mounted to the ceiling which required expensive renovation and tedious cabling, to portable ones that you can pack in your bag, and even smaller ones with in-built battery that you can slip into your pocket.
If you only need the projector only at home, consider the amount of space you have. Does your space have the capability of setting up a big projector, or you prefer a smaller one that is easier to keep and store away when not in use. If you need it on the go, you should look at the smaller projectors range with built-in battery or if you long super long hours outdoor, can consider those with Type-C charging port.
Where to buy the projector in Singapore
Traditionally, projectors were only sold in retail stores, especially during IT conventions. Now, they are available anywhere online, from marketplaces such as Shopee, Lazada and Amazon, to online shops set up with drop shipping in mind that you will never see them meeting you up in person and of coz other brands who specialize in projectors.
In fact, we are selling different kinds of portable projectors here
Visit our showrooms at:
- Opening Hours: 11.30am - 8.00pm
- Bugis Junction #03-24A
Projector specs - what to look for
Remember to keep a lookout for these specifications when considering which projector to purchase.
Brightness and clarity: Remember to test-run a few projectors that fulfils your needs before deciding on which one to purchase. Often, specifications can only do so much on giving you the basic information of the product. Experiencing the projector yourself is important, make sure your eyes are comfortable with the visuals. For example, if you are using the projector to present designs and graphics, you want to ensure that the projected image is able to portray the vibrancy of the intended colours and able to show the fine details (e.g., texture and smaller objects in the design).
Resolution: If you are big on watching movies or gaming, the higher the resolution, the better it is for you to stream and enjoy a smoother gameplay. But, the quality of the image you see on the projector, also largely depends on the resolution of the device connected to it if you are streaming from an external device.
Connection ports: Being able to connect directly to the projector without adaptors is a big plus, so there are also lesser accessories to bring around if you are using the projector on the go. The usual ports you should keep in mind are the HDMI, USB, MicroSD, AV, and AUX.
Bonus specifications you can keep in mind are the built-in speakers, bluetooth connectivity, and its battery life.
With more than 15 years of professional experience in the projector industry, INNOVATIVE has been one of the pioneers in providing premium portable projectors to customers in Singapore and from all around the world. Browse our collection of projectors or feel free to call and talk with our projector experts if you are unsure which one will suit all your needs at 65-6333-5598