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Wanbo T2 Max (New) launches as tiny projector with upgraded brightness and AI Auto Focus

The T2 Max (New). (Source: Wanbo)
The T2 Max (New). (Source: Wanbo)
Wanbo's latest projector is in fact a re-boot of an earlier model that was designed to be as compact as possible while still offering an "HD" throw and in-built speakers. The "New" version of the T2 purports to have taken a step up in terms of brightness compared to its forebear, as well as to "much smarter" AI-powered auto-focus (AF). The new miniature gadget is now priced at under US$200.

With its 113x146x156mm chassis, the Wanbo T2 Max looks more like some indoor security cameras than what it actually is. However, its front-facing "high-transmittance optical lens" is there to emit images in "native" 1080p using the same LCD technology (with an LED light source) as higher-end rivals such as the Xiaomi Smart Projector 2.

Accordingly, Wanbo touts the new T2 Max as the go-anywhere projector, as it did the older version. However, while the original T-series projector had a max brightness estimated at 250 ANSI lumens, the 2023 model boasts an "industry standard" rating of 450 of the same units.

Wanbo also asserts that the T2 Max (New) has a much "nicer sound" compared to its predecessor, with "shocking" room-filling bass. It has also been upgraded to an "intelligent" thermal management system, even though it is also "much quieter", aiming for 35 dB/m or less at all times.

These specs empower it to throw projections with a "16 Million Color Spectrum" of 40 to 140 inches onto walls 1.1 to 2.6 meters away from it, in a "Netflix-certified" manner with AF informed by an in-house AI. However, some hallmarks of the "old" T2 Max still seem to remain, especially in the form of a UI based on Android 9.0 (yes, that's right, Pie).

Nevertheless, the T2 Max might make up for that with a Midnight Blue colorway to go with the more conventional Snow White option, not to mention a recommended price currently set at US$219.99/~€200. However, its "presale" deals on Geekbuying might reduce that price to US$199/~€181 at present.

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The T2 Max (New) has 2 color SKUs. (Source: Wanbo)
The T2 Max (New) has 2 color SKUs. (Source: Wanbo)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-07-25 (Update: 2023-07-25)