DBPOWER Rechargeable Swivel Display Portable DVD Player, 12-Inch

Last updated date: June 29, 2020

DWYM Score
9.4

DBPOWER Rechargeable Swivel Display Portable DVD Player, 12-Inch

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Overall Take

You'll love how adjustable this portable DVD player is with its 270-degree rotation and 180-degrees flip. It comes in traditional black, as well as a stunning blue. It's even equipped with a break-point memory function, so you never lose your place in the movie. In our analysis of 80 expert reviews, the DBPOWER DBPOWER Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 12-Inch placed 3rd when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 29, 2020:
Checkout The Best Portable DVD Player for a detailed review of all the top portable dvd players.

Expert Summarized Score
8.0
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
6,063 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
With the help of a 10-inch rotatable display, you can also enjoy your content at any angle
- Awesometoplist
This portable player has a USB connection to allow other USB-related devices to connect for data sharing. The SD card plays different audio, such as Mp3 and AVI.
- Salient Themes
The battery installed in this product is up to 2500mAh, so the play time of it is up to 5 hours. If you are on the road trip, you can even charge it with the car charger too.
- Themarany
You can use it from anywhere
- Paramount IND
2 batteries provide long runtime
- Freedom 251
It consists of double speakers that results in loud volume
- Beasts Key
What experts didn't like
The remote takes some getting used to
- Paramount IND
The material is cheap and flimsy
- Freedom 251
It cannot play blue ray
- Beasts Key

From The Manufacturer

One of the most effective ways to keep kids entertained is to let them watch beloved cartoons by picking up the DBPOWER portable DVD player. Equipped with 270-degree rotation and 180 degrees flip features DBPOWER brings a lot of joy with no complexity as it can be easily swiveled and attached to the car headrest. The battery run-time that is up to 5 hours and included in-car charger will help you to keep children preoccupied and engaged for the whole journey.

An Overview On Portable DVD Players

Home DVD players may have largely been traded in for streaming, but portable DVD players are hotter than ever. For a couple of dollars a day, you can get a DVD from Redbox and keep kids entertained for hours on a long trip. But portable DVD players aren’t just for kids. They come in handy on long flights or when you’re a passenger on any trip, no matter how old you are.

If you haven’t bought a new portable DVD player in a while, you may be surprised how far they’ve come. They’re no longer limited to the basic fold-up screen with marginal quality and a cheap build. Today’s portable players have HD-quality screens that swivel for more flexible viewing. Some even have screens that are designed to protect your eyesight while you watch.

With portable electronics, battery life is always a consideration. You can get as much as five hours out of a full charge with some portable DVD players, which can cover a large part of even a full-day trip. In addition to that, some DVD players come with car chargers that will keep the device going long after your battery has fully depleted.

In addition to car chargers, portable DVD players have an array of accessories that come with them. There will, of course, be an A/C wall charger, but some also come with carrying cases to make it easy to load it up and take it along with you. Some DVD players also come with earbuds, but you may want to shop for those separately to choose the pair that fit your own preferences.

Memory may be something you don’t think about until you start using your DVD player. Some devices will remember where you were on your movie or TV show last, while others will start back at the beginning every time you start them up. If you plan to make a lot of stops while you’re watching, you’ll be glad you chose one with memory later.

DWYM Fun Fact

Panasonic introduced the first portable DVD player in 1998 with the release of two different models. The first was the DVD-L10, which had a 16:9 5-inch LCD screen. It was much heavier than today’s portable units. The DVD-P10 also launched that year and was marketed as the smallest and lightest portable DVD player. What was perhaps most notable about this launch, though, was the fact that DVD players, in general, were brand new to consumers. The first DVD players released in March 1997 — one from Panasonic and two from Toshiba. The technology had been in the works for a while, but concerns from Hollywood studios over copyright delayed their launch.

The Portable DVD Player Buying Guide

  • No matter how powerful a DVD player is, it won’t matter if you have a lackluster screen. The BOIFUN Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 17.5-Inch packs an HD screen with 1280 X 800 resolution. Other portable DVD players have decent HD screens, with 800 X 480 resolution.
  • You’ll never get the big-screen experience with a portable DVD player, but you don’t have to settle for the smallest screen, either. The BOIFUN Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 17.5-Inch has a larger-than-average screen for a portable unit, at 17.5 inches. You’ll get 11.5 inches with the ieGeek Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 11.5-Inch and 7.5 inches with the APEMAN HD Swivel Portable DVD Player, 7.5-Inch.
  • Gamers should consider a portable DVD player that also operates as both a DVD player and a gaming console.
  • Modern DVD players don’t just flip up. They also swivel around to help you find the perfect position. The APEMAN HD Swivel Portable DVD Player, 7.5-Inch, DBPOWER Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 12-Inch and BOIFUN Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 17.5-Inch all swivel a full 270 degrees. The BOIFUN Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 17.5-Inch can also flip 180 degrees.
  • Portable DVD players often spend hours away from a power source. It’s important to look for a player that has the longevity you need. The BOIFUN Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 17.5-Inch can last for six hours on a full charge. With the DBPOWER Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 12-Inch, you’ll get five hours of battery life.
  • You’ll probably be using headphones while listening to a portable DVD player. But on the off chance you need sound, you should look for one that has strong audio. This is rare in a portable DVD player, but you can find it with the ieGeek Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 11.5-Inch, which has rich, crisp audio.
  • Most DVD players will come with at least a wall charger, but there are some extras that may come in handy. For example, some models come with a case to help with carrying your DVD player around. The case may even have handles.
  • A remote control can also help, especially if you’re mounting your DVD player on the back of a seat. The APEMAN HD Swivel Portable DVD Player, 7.5-Inch and DBPOWER Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 12-Inch all come with remotes.
  • Some portable DVD players grant you access to 180 retro games that you can download to get you started.
  • A feature you don’t miss until you don’t have it is the break-point memory function. This feature remembers where you were when you stopped watching a movie or listening to a song, picking back up again in that same spot. The APEMAN HD Swivel Portable DVD Player, 7.5-Inch includes break-point memory functionality.
  • You may be surprised at how affordable portable DVD players are. You’re sure to find one that fits your family’s budget, with ease.
  • Compatibility is also a consideration. The DBPOWER Rechargeable Portable DVD Player, 12-Inch is compatible with a wide variety of formats, including all CDs and DVDs, regardless of their region code. You’ll also get support for USB and SD cards. It’s compatible with a variety of file formats, including MPEG, AVI, VOB, XVID, MP3 and WMA.