Anker Nebula Mars II USB Mini Projector

Last updated: October 10, 2022

The crisp, clear video you'll get with the Anker Nebula Mars is thanks to 3,000 lumens and 800p definition. You'll pay for that quality, though, since this projector retails at a higher price than other mini projectors. With up to three hours of battery life and JBL speakers built in, this projector is for the most serious entertainment enthusiasts.

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: If it's high quality you seek, this Anker Nebula Mars mini projector with built-in speakers delivers.

In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the Anker Nebula Mars II USB Mini Projector placed 4th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Mars Theater-grade Portable Cinema From Nebula-Delivering advanced visual and interactive experiences, anywhere. Next generation immersive display Innovative room-filling audio Intuitive connection and interaction Created by the same team as. Anker-renowned for exceptional quality and innovation Brilliantly Defined Picture A 3000 Lumens brightness and 800p definition deliver incredible contrast that takes your entertainment experience to the next level. Enjoy movies, TV shows, gaming, and music like never before. Room-Flooding Sound Dual 10W speakers equipped with JBLs advanced audio tech fill any room with Dolby digital audio quality. Extended Viewing Time Cutting-edge battery technology boosts your cinema to an unprecedented 3 hours of continuous play away from an outlet, for unrivaled pound-for-pound performance.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The internal battery means you can take the Mars outside.
The Nebula Mars offers the best overall image quality of any projector we tested for this update, and it has the same inputs, Android TV interface, remote design, and size and shape as its newer sibling.
As for power, it includes a 19,500mAh battery offering three hours of playback before a recharge is required.
The Nebula has dual JBL speakers built into its chassis as well as a rechargeable battery that delivers up 3 hours of projection time.

What reviewers didn't like

Its biggest flaw is the outdated version of Android. Not only is KitKat now more than three years old, but the Mars comes with the the third-party Aptoide TV store, which is an alternative app marketplace to the Google Play Store.
The Mars is not as user-friendly as the Mars II. Although it also offers the same set of inputs (HDMI and USB), screen-mirroring support, remote, auto focus and keystone system, and Android TV applications as the Mars II, the lack of support for a control app makes the Mars less intuitive to use on a daily basis.
There was little bit of softness that made you feel like you were watching something in between a DVD and a Blu-ray, especially at larger sizes.
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