Every Sunday my kids like to pull out home videos to watch. A couple of Christmases ago my sister-in-law turned a bunch of our home movies into DVDs for my Christmas present. They are always the movies we end up watching because they are the easiest to access. I don't have to dig out the camera and the adapter to plug into the TV. Unfortunately, those videos are mostly of my oldest son. There are a few clips of my oldest daughter and none of my youngest girl. These days we take all of our home movies on our iPhones or iPads. They are all downloaded to my computer and stored on iCloud, but even though I have the best intentions of burning them onto a DVD, it rarely happens.
I recently received the 3M Mobile projector to review and, even though I can think of a million fun ways to utilize this lightweight and completely portable projector, the thing I was most excited about was watching all of our most recent home movies up on thebig screen," also known as the wall of our living room, in a completely easy and convenient way.
When the box arrived I pulled it out and, without reading the instructions, plugged it into my iPhone and started watching movies on the wall. It literally took me longer to get the 3M Mobile Projector out of its packaging than it did to plug it in and start projecting movies. All of the content on my iPhone and iPad, including my movies, YouTube clips, and all of the digital shows and movies we have purchased and rented can now be shown in big screen fashion.
Just two days before the 3M Mobile Projector arrived we were all huddled on the couch around my husband's iPad trying to watch a movie that I had just bought. Oh how much easier that will be now that I can project it onto a screen, a white sheet, or my white living room wall. Heck, I could lay in bed and project it onto the ceiling if I am feeling extra lazy!
With Mother's Day around the corner I am excited to stay in bed with my kiddos and watch home movies together. And with summer vacation right around the corner, I can see some neighborhood movie nights in our future. Laying outside on blankets, eating snacks and watching something fun. Our neighbors have a pool and I am sure I will be able to talk them into letting us have a few movie nights where we can watch shows while floating on rafts in the pool.
This fun gadget is going to be getting a lot of use. Movie-theater-themed parties, photo slide shows for birthdays, keeping the kids entertained before bedtime while the adults have a game night. And because the projector is completely portable and can be charged ahead of time, I am not limited to having these fun activities inside my home where an outlet is available. I could even take it camping and watch a movie on my tent wall! Now that is my kind of camping! It is like having my own mobile movie theater.
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