Pros / You get a lot of value and sophistication for the price.
Cons / There is no tripod so you will have to maneuver this unit quite a bit in some settings to get the picture right.
Verdict / This is one of the largest projectors in our lineup with one of the smallest prices. If portability is not your top concern this will work fine.
By comparison the Favi RioHD-LED-2 is large for a budget micro projector, but the picture and the price are so nice, and this unit could still fit into most laptop cases. The picture gets big, up to 150 inches, and fairly bright with 75 lumens of brightness. That will not put it into the range of larger, more sophisticated projectors but we think you will be pleasantly surprised by what you see, especially since this one falls at the very bottom of the price range we considered.
Measuring over 8 inches long and weighing in at more than 2 pounds, it really dwarfs competitors when you put them side by side. That is still very pleasantly petite next to full-size units, though. Most of them are easily double the proportions of the Favi RioHD-LED-2.
There are some drawbacks with this mobile projector, including the fact that there is no battery. That makes this unit less portable. Also, it offers fewer connections than some we looked at – there is no USB port or SD card slot. There is a speaker but it is not going to blow anyone away. However, you do have the option of easily plugging in better speakers.
Maintenance costs are non-existent for this unit. You will get years and years out of the lamp. It’s built to last at least 20,000 hours. And this projector sips electricity so it is inexpensive to run and inexpensive to buy.
Favi is decent for standing by their customers. We like their one-year warranty and the way they are fast and friendly when responding to emails. We could not find a telephone or live chat contact option, though, and that will be annoying if you just have one quick question.
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The Favi RioHD-LED-2 has been on the market for quite some time and it is still well regarded. That is because this is a good value. You get a big and relatively bright picture for under 200 bucks. What you also get is a relatively bulky machine that needs to be plugged in all the time, but it is still small compared to normal projectors, and if you are just wanting to use it around the house this is a good, budget-friendly micro projector.