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Qbeamer A80 projector billed as 4K discounted at Kickstarter

The Qbeamer A80 projector has a native 1080p resolution. (Image source: Qbeamer)
The Qbeamer A80 projector has a native 1080p resolution. (Image source: Qbeamer)
Qbeamer is crowdfunding for its A80 projector at Kickstarter. The company calls it a “True 4K UHD Projector”, though it has a 1080p native resolution. Other features of the Google Certified projector include a maximum brightness of 1,500 ANSI lumens, built-in speakers and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Qbeamer A80 4K UHD Projector is now being crowdfunded at Kickstarter. Despite its name, the model has a native 1080p resolution with 4K decoding. The 5.7-in LCD TFT display can project images from 50 to 230-in (~127 to 584 cm) wide with a 1.25:1 throw ratio. Plus, with a 30,000-hour life expectancy, the LED light source delivers a brightness of up to 1,500 ANSI lumens.

The A80 delivers a picture with a 5,000:1 contrast ratio, with image-perfecting tools like smart screen alignment, obstacle avoidance, autofocus, and automatic keystone correction. The Qbeamer projector runs on Android TV 11.0 and is Google-certified, providing access to popular apps like Netflix and YouTube. You can wirelessly connect devices thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 or dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to screencast from your smartphone. Ports on the gadget include HDMI 2.0, USB 2.0 and a headphone jack. Other features include Google Assistant voice commands, two integrated 5W speakers and low input lag gaming, though the company does not put a number on this.

You can now make a Super Early Bird pledge of US$599 to receive the Qbeamer A80 4K UHD Projector, assuming the project runs as planned. The device is expected to retail for US$999, meaning these customers save 40%. The company is shipping worldwide, with deliveries estimated for February 2024. At the time of writing, the campaign has 41 backers and has raised more than double its US$10,000 funding target.

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Polly Allcock, 2023-11-10 (Update: 2023-11-10)