If you miss going out to the cinema in this pandemic, it is worth checking out Samsung’s latest gizmo that brings cinema to your home. At CES 2022, the South Korean brand introduced its Freestyle cinema projector. As its name suggests, the Freestyle comes with a swivel design and the option to go wire-free. Compared to the conventional rectangular projectors, this one features a compact design and tips the scales at just 830 grams.
The Freestyle offers the flexibility to adjust the projection angle for up to 180 degrees. You can point it on any flat surface to turn it into a screen. The gadget comes with auto keystone correction to level the projected image. Moreover, the auto-focus mechanism ensures the image remains sharp.
The projector is DLP type with an LED light source. The FreeStyle has 550 nits of brightness and is rated for 20,000 hours of life. It can project in Full HD resolution with support for HDR 10. The projector can pull off the screen sizes from 30-inch to 100-inch. However, 65-inch would be a sweet spot between quality and size.
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Samsung’s projector features an auto-calibration feature that adjusts the brightness and contrast to deliver good results even on a coloured wall. This portable projector can draw power from a wall plug or you can use it with a battery base accessory to go wire-free. When paired with an E27 socket adaptor, you can install it to project a screen on a tabletop.
The Freestyle has an in-built 5W driver with two passive radiators. It can also send audio over Bluetooth or HDMI to your soundbar. The projector runs on Samsung’s in-house Tizen operating system. It is fully compatible with voice commands. You also get access to popular streaming apps such as Netflix, Prime, YouTube, HBO Max, App TV, etc. You can also mirror or cast content from your Android or iOS handset.
The Freestyle is up for pre-order at $900 in the US. Those who place an order before January 23 will receive a complimentary case. The product’s global rollout is expected “in the following months”.