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5/21/2012

My Mobile Movie Theater - 3M Mobile Projector Review and $150 Target Giveaway


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.

I want to hear what type of fun you would have with your own 3M Mobile Projector. Leave me a comment sharing your favorite way to do family movie nights and you will be entered for a chance to win a $150 Target gift card. These fun projectors are available at Target, by the way! Click here to learn more and find special offers.


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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.This sweepstakes runs from 5/21/12 – 6/29/12.  Be sure to visit the 3M Mobile Projector brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

285 comments:

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The Sunshyn said...

I love the winter movie nights where we snuggle in blankets together with a fire crackling in the fireplace.
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The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted this
https://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/212034152437006337
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amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/212233179036254210

DeniseL said...

We have a 2 year old, so not many family movie nights lately. When our little one gets older, I can't wait to show movies outside on the side of the garage. Totally reminds me of the Drive-Ins of my childhood :)
dmarie824 at aol dot com

DeniseL said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/212253903423684609
dmarie824 at aol dot com

erika said...

My favorite is with lots of good food and no lights on. This sounds like so much fun!

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erika said...

Hope I win: https://twitter.com/chambanachik/status/212673053887438850

erika said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/chambanachik/status/212673234334793729

Kim said...

I would invite my niece and nephew over for a cool movie night. They'd love seeing their favorite movies projected using this. How fun!

Keri said...

We love to do movie nights with pizza! I think if I was to win this we would get together with several families and do a big "Drive-In" movie night.

Michelle said...

Wish I could cuddle up with ya watching home movies. Looks like so much fun and not too complicated.

forr2girls said...

friday nights are always movie night at my house...

jenspurg said...

We pile up on the couch with popcorn and stay up late.
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jenspurg said...

https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/212993677461692416
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amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/212996798602686464

crystalin07 said...

So great for our upcoming movie night bday party in July!!!

Ashley H said...

Choosing a movie everyone loves and turning the lights off and snuggling on the sofa under a big fluffy blanket!. I also like to make my movie snack mix (popcorn & M&M’s mixed together) Thanks so much!
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Ashley H said...

https://twitter.com/shuggysmommy/status/213018704957542402
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amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/213354478856962048

samantha said...

Our whole family loves Lord Of The Rings and seeing it on a bigger screen (living room wall!) would be awesome!

Samanthajocampen at gmail

amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/213707155839266818

Lacey said...

That would be so fun to have. I would love to have that with our new house. We live far from our friends so we are trying to figure out fun ways to entertain and get our friends up here.

Tracy R said...

This sounds like fun! I would start with using it to watch movies on the wall, and I'm sure after I did that for a while I'd start to think of other creative uses too!

Tracy R said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/tracylr233/status/213881181584887808

Baye said...

how cool to be able to watch in any room in the house!

amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/214787184354525184

Chriss said...

This would be so cool for our neighbors! They host a pool night at least once a week and invite all of our friends and kids over. When we are done in the pool we send the kids downstairs to watch movies.

We could hook this up to the iPad or notebook and show movies outside where we can all enjoy!

Unknown said...

Definitely for family movie night! This mobile projector is awesome!

Unknown said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/yoojinfit/status/214825761901776896

Yakvonn said...

We LOOOVE movies!!! Our movie nights are always spent together on the couch with all our favorite snacks, pillows & blankets! This would be so much fun & would be more like actually going to the movies!!!

Anonymous said...

Twitter share: https://twitter.com/SWEEPNETS/status/215238450943766530

Anonymous said...

My family like to watch old horror movies. I think it would be neat to download a movie on ipad and be able to watch from projector - no dvds to return or dvd players to worry about

amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/215556545616945153

Grace said...

A movie on in the background while we play a card game and munch on popcorn! We love just getting to spend that time together.

amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/215894900305182720

Emily said...

We would use it to watch movies in my parent's backyard. We hang a big sheet from the deck, put out the sleeping bags and have popcorn and M&Ms. hutchyhutch87(at)yahoo(dot)com

LAMusing said...

We'd watch movie on the patio on warm summer nights!
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amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/216392555024220161

Mom of Three Wonderful Children said...

My favorite way to do movie night is Friday with pizza and then popcorn with all the kids and whomever they invite. Laying on the floor with pillows and blankets all laughing together is so fun!

Unknown said...

I just told my hubby I wanted one of these to do back yard movies! It would make a great birthday present and party for Mattie

Wendy said...

We recently built a fire pit & after seeing a PVC pipe screen on pinterest, we would love to do family movie night around the fire!

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

https://twitter.com/msinfoblog/status/216536491130761218

ALso shared on my facebook page

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

Plenty of popcorn and deliciousness! We prefer revenge movies right now!

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

https://twitter.com/WAHWithJL/status/216554333867737090

Unknown said...

I would love to use this for outdoor movie nights!! We could make our own "drive in" theater!

Amy said...

We would definitely have to have a drive in movie night. Just like when I was a kid.

Unknown said...

Ok, first I would LOVE a portable for the parent presentations I do around town! I can never be sure of the set-up in the rooms we use, and I share about local attractions and family activities with parent groups - so I always need slides to show.
And for fun, we'd use it for outdoor movies this summer. Thanks!

Deanna said...

We curl up on the couch w/some popcorn & candy! :)

Deanna said...

Tweeted:

https://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/216805781859860480

Titi said...

This is the coolest thing I have ever seen. It would be a great way to watch movies in my dorm. I'll be starting college this fall, and I'm sure all my friends will want to come hang out in my dorm with me to watch movies on this. This is the coolest thing ever, and what better way to just hang out and watch movies with your friends on friday nights?

Eva said...

This would be a great alternative to the TV I've thought about getting but haven't yet

Kerry said...

We usually have a pizza for dinner picnic on the living room floor for our family movie night.
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/217080416916615168
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Unknown said...

We usually rent movies on Saturday night and then buy candy and pop popcorn. We all put on our sweats and grab our pillows and blankets and claim a spot on the floor or couch.

shel704 at aol dot com

Unknown said...

https://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/217099855544332288

shel704 at aol dot com

amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/217108520162701313

M.E. said...

I would love to do an outside movie night around the firepit! Thanks for the great giveaway!

meanmom said...

I would love to win this giveaway. The projector is amazing!

D said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Fingers crossed!

D said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Fingers crossed!

D said...

I would love to win this giveaway. The projector is amazing!

Kim said...

I would use this everywhere! Movie nights, projects, you name it! I need this in my life.

Crissy said...

We love movie night at our house too!! Pj's, popcorn, blankets and lots of snuggling and giggles!! Even our dog loves it too!! Thanks for this opportunity!!

amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/217684643732918272

Ashley T. said...

I'd love to watch movies with this!!

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Ashley T. said...

https://twitter.com/ajoy1332/status/217839318994141184

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Stephanie Ann said...

My family and I love to play video games and watch movies together!

Stephanie Ann said...

tweeted - https://twitter.com/luvx143/status/217893107935621120

Miss Charming said...

I would love to do an outdoor movie night and invite all my friends!

Jessi said...

We're going to be starting family movie nights soon...he's been too little ;)

amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/218055697886232577

Betty C said...

I'd like to see how this would work using my outside wall for a screen. Outdoor movies are such fun.

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Cori Westphal said...

We love making a really big family dinner, usually cooking together. Then we all get in our spots with cozy blankets and settle in for the movie. Simple, but it never gets old!

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Cori Westphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/218167091528867841

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MCantu1019 said...

We like to order pizza and just lie on the floor or the sofa.
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Unknown said...

we do family night with some popcorn and junior mints. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/218533123967811584

amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/218593109221720064

Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/218599413289984001

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Unknown said...

We like to make homemade pizza, turn all the lights off except one low light and pretend we’re at the Theater but with good food!

Unknown said...

Tweet

https://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/218643273869312000

angie lilly said...

I love to do movie night with friends. We will all pile into our bed (that is where our TV is) and we order pizza, make popcorn or have ice cream, and watch a good werewolf movie! LOL
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/218721117957926913
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

moonsword said...

We'd use it to give presentations and tutorials to our craft club. Thanks!

Deb said...

We have a big screen TV (not huge though) in the basement and every Friday night we do family movie night. We order from Netflix, pop pocorn, the kids get to choose either a soda or some candy and we watch as a family.

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