Maybe because it creates that theater feel and atmosphere. Or it could be the transformative nature of converting blank, open spaces into full-color entertainment. To help us decide, JmGO sent us an early unit of its latest projector. We've spent the past couple of weeks kicking back and catching some cord-free flicks on the JmGO View.
When it comes to projectors, the vast majority are rather boxy in nature. Sure, some might have rounded corners and/or beveled edges. But you're mostly going to see them shaped like one kind of brick or another. The JmGO View Smart Portable Theater ditches the tried-and-true for something a little more fresh – a 9-in long by 2.85-in diameter (229.6 x 72.4 mm) cylinder that weighs only 2.2 lb (1 kg). Given the popularity of similarly-sized cylindrical tech, such as the UE Boom 2 and Scosche BoomBottle+ speakers, why not? With its brushed aluminum exterior and metal grilles on either end, the JmGO View's design is not only striking, but it serves a functional purpose for audio and video.