Anker Nebula Mars II Cinematic Sound Mini Projector

Last updated: October 10, 2022


You won't even need a device to use the Anker Nebula Mars II Mini Projector. It comes with an Android operating system built in. This projector is best for watching movies and gaming in extremely dark rooms, so it won't be the best choice for professional presentations in bright conference rooms. You can also use this projector as a Bluetooth speaker to stream music for up to 30 hours on a single charge.

We looked at the top Mini Projectors and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Mini Projector you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This Anker Nebula Mars II Mini Projector is ideal for night viewing, so break out the popcorn and get ready for movie night with a few friends.

In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the Anker Nebula Mars II Cinematic Sound Mini Projector placed 10th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

OS: Android 7.1 Working Modes: Projector Mode and Bluetooth Speaker Mode OTA: Supported App Store: Supported Movie Playtime: 4 hours in Battery Mode Music Playtime: 30 hours in Bluetooth Speaker Mode Charging time: 3 hours Video Formats: H.264 BP/MP/HP–up to 1080p; MPEG-4 SP/ASP–up to 1080p; DivX 4x/5x/6x –up to 1080p; H.263 P0 – WVGA; VP8 – 1080p; (HEVC) H.265 MP 8-bit – up to 1080p *Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. What’s In The Box Nebula Mars II, power adapter, manual, remote, 12-month warranty, and our friendly customer service.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

That’s particularly handy given the projector can be used as a standalone Bluetooth speaker too, where it’ll blast 30-odd hours of tunes on a single charge.
The built-in Android OS allows you to run just about any streaming app (Amazon Video and Netflix come preloaded), and the companion Nebula app turns your phone or tablet into a much-needed remote for those apps.
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When used in Bluetooth speaker mode the Mars II can keep going 30 hours before it needs a recharge.
Like its predecessor, the Nebula Mars II is an Ultra-Portable Theater-Grade DLP projector, capable of producing high quality HD images and videos on virtually any flat surface. It projects images/videos up to 150″ diagonally with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Uses Android as an operating system, letting you plug in a USB drive or download apps directly
The Mars II has a clean interface, a well-designed remote, and an optional iOS/Android control app—all of which make navigating between connected sources and built-in streaming video apps like Netflix and Amazon Video simple.
Just like the Nebula Capsule, the Mars II doubles as a Bluetooth speaker, The Mars II lasts around four hours on a single charge, or 30 hours in Bluetooth speaker mode, It runs full Android 7.1 Nougat
The Mars II lasts around four hours on a single charge, or 30 hours in Bluetooth speaker mode.

What reviewers didn't like

It’s not bright enough for daytime use in any meaningful way, but when night falls, it’s a lovely bit of kit.
You can plug any source into the projector's HDMI port, but obviously that source's power requirements may limit overall portability.
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The Mars II is running Android Nougat 7.1, but it does not include the Google Play store.
Needs a greater selection of streaming apps
Not bright enough to use during the day, or in a conference room
As we said before, the Anker Nebula Mars II doesn’t have the best image quality, objectively speaking, of the mini projectors that we tested.
There's no Google Play Store, most apps don't have a TV interface, and you have to use a remote control app on your phone in many situations, Having a touchpad on the physical remote would make using non-TV apps much easier
There's no Google Play Store, most apps don't have a TV interface, and you have to use a remote control app on your phone in many situations.
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