* These highly-rated portable projectors turn your backyard into a movie theater
* Ideal for summer get togethers with friends and family
* No need for a screen – just use a wall/bed sheet and you’re ready to go
Whether it’s football on Sunday or an evening gathering to watch a classic film, why not move your party outside? Grab a few buckets of popcorn or bowls of snacks and enjoy viewing your movie on the big screen with one of these home projectors.
You’ll become the most popular house in the neighborhood as talk of your outdoor movie nights spreads. Take a look at these five highly-rated projectors for every budget, and start dreaming of fright nights, action adventures or soppy romantic cry fests in your own backyard. SPY tip: you don’t need a fancy screen to display your films either — just hang a crisp white bed sheet for an easy and affordable DIY hack.
1. RIF6 CUBE Pico Projector – EDITOR’S CHOICE
This is a truly pocket-friendly option that always gives you the option to watch your media with others. The tiny device can take your smartphone, tablet or PC screen and provide a vibrant, 120-inch display, which is great for backyard parties, camping trips and weekends away. Roughly the same size as a pack of gum, it’s also super lightweight and portable, making it easy to pack and go.
2. iDGLAX Mini Portable Projector – BEST VALUE
The iDGLAX Multimedia Projector is a budget-friendly device that’s made for home theater nights. 1500 lumens and an included HDMI cable make the iDGLAX great for hooking up your home PC, games console or smartphone (with adapter).
3. Meyoung Portable Projector – BEST REVIEWED
Available in your choice of black or white, the highly-rated Meyoung projector provides 1500 lumens with a 150 inch display. The dainty projector is the ideal answer for those who’d like to experiment with a projector but aren’t ready to fully commit to something large and expensive. It’s the most affordable option on our round-up too, coming in at less than $85.