Movie night under the stars? This digital mini projector is 'phenomenal' — and it's on sale for just $50

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Let's go out to the lobby  — you know, your kitchen — to get ourselves a snack. (Photo: Amazon)
Let's go out to the lobby — you know, your kitchen — to get ourselves a snack. (Photo: Amazon)

Spring has sprung and summer's coming, so why not head out to the backyard for movie night under the stars? It’s much easier than you think — and we found a great deal. This Apeman Mini Projector is on sale for a ridiculous $50, or $30 off, with on-page coupon at Amazon. That's a 60 percent savings and the all-time lowest price on this popular projector. In fact, it's so popular that it has earned a five-star rating from more than 6,400 reviewers. Don't have a backyard? Turn your living room, bedroom, basement or den into your own personal drive-in (okay, make that "walk-in). 

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? Just sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Small, yet mighty

Don't let that "mini" in its name fool you: This Apeman digital projector is a big-time overachiever, with 4,500 lumens of brightness and Full HD resolution at 1080p. It can project movies up to 15 feet high on a flat surface, like a projection screen, a wall, a ceiling or even a big bed sheet.

Dual speakers turn out superb audio — though you might want to connect portable speakers for a little more oomph when watching outside. We love that its cooling fan is nearly silent.

"Fantastic — this projector is amazing. We used it for family movie night," shared a delighted five-star reviewer. "It took about five minutes to set up. My biggest worry was sound, but I was pleased. The sound is great even without a sound bar, but it was easy to add a sound bar to make sound even louder. We had no trouble running YouTube, Amazon, Netflix and other services with a laptop. The picture is sharp and clear."

Make your heroes more heroic and your villains more, um, villain-y on the big (home) screen. (Photo: Apeman)
Make your heroes more heroic and your villains more, um, villain-y on the big (home) screen. (Photo: Apeman)

Bring it and stream it

While this Apeman Mini Digital Projector doesn’t have video streaming built-in, you can bring your own media to the party with its USB-A, VGA and HDMI ports. Use a simple flash drive, connect your laptop or watch with Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV Stick or Chromecast. You can even hook up a video game console like Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch via HDMI for gaming in a (literally) big way with no latency or lag.

"I couldn’t be happier with this projector! Great quality at an amazing price," raved a delighted five-star Amazon reviewer. "It works great connected to a computer, Xbox and even my iPhone. It doesn’t lag and the speaker on the projector is pretty good. I don’t even need to connect it to another speaker while watching a show. It’s very intuitive and the remote makes it easier to work with and figure out. The resolution is amazing; it almost looks like an HDTV."

To sum up: At just $50 (was $80), this Apeman Mini Digital Projector delivers crystal-clear visuals and brilliant audio. Oh, and it's pretty too. "...This projector is sleek," added another five-star reviewer. "The matte white finish looks amazing and really pulls the device together. It has all the ports you could need for a projector...The picture is really crisp compared to my last projector which was surprising to me because I didn't really think the jump would have been that substantial. The fact that this projector has speakers is literally amazing!..."

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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