Bomaker Polaris 4K Laser TV – 4K short distance beamer from $2299 😮 – at Indiegogo

Hey, guys! Just a heads up: The linked offer is already a bit older and the price of the gadget might have changed or it might not be available anymore.

Since we first tried a short-distance beamer ourselves, we have been enthusiastic about the technology. We will never forget our Mario Kart sessions in the office corridor on the 150-inch “screen”. Meanwhile there are many models that already support 4K resolution. One of them is the Bomaker Polaris 4K Laser TV, which is now in crowdfunding on Indiegogo.

Bomaker Polaris 4K Beamer and Screen

ModelBomaker Polaris 4K
Resolution4K (3840 x 2160p)
Image formats16:9
max. image diagonalup to 200″ (~5 m)
Brightness2500 ANSI Lumen
Power consumption185 W
Connections1 x HDMI 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, Ethernet
Dimensions520 × 331 × 152 mm
Weight9,2 kg

If the term “short-distance beamer” does not mean anything to you yet, here is a short explanation. As the name already suggests, the beamer stands in a very short distance in front of the screen – sometimes less than 20 cm away. The image is not beamed forward, but diagonally upwards. The size of the projection is nevertheless at least 80 inches; if the beamer is only moved a little to the back, up to 150 inches and more are possible.

Since the projector doesn’t have to stand in the middle of the room, it doesn’t take up much space. A wide, low sideboard in front of an empty wall is actually sufficient. For occasional use, you don’t even necessarily need a screen; a smooth, white or light gray wall is also sufficient. But the latter is true for most beamers, and if you want to enjoy the picture completely, you still can’t avoid a screen.

Bomaker Polaris 4K Beamer

The Polaris 4K is just such a beamer. The maximum possible image diagonal is given by the manufacturer Bomaker even with 200 inches. That would be a five meter picture. Usually, the apartment is more likely to reach its limits (literally) than the beamer. The resolution is native 4K, which looks even better in the corresponding size. According to the manufacturer, the beamer reaches a size of 150 inches at a distance of 53 cm from the (screen) wall.

It has a brightness of 2500 ANSI lumens, a contrast of 2000:1 and supports HDR 10, MEMC, Dolby and DTS. The built-in LEDs have a lifetime of up to 30.000 hours.

What the manufacturer promises here, everything sounds pretty good. A picture, bright enough to look at in daylight; a very quiet fan (25dB); a really low power consumption of 185 watts. Together with the overall good other technical data, a round package for a mega home cinema. But that costs easily over $2000.

The Beamer is currently still in the financing phase on Indiegogo and is to be produced until the end of December and then delivered. The first 50 projectors at the early-bird price were sold out within two hours, currently the best price is $2299. If you are looking for alternatives, you can also take a look at the 4K Laser Projector from Xiaomi.

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