Home cinema has become more common as movies are more frequently released on streaming platforms shortly after, or even on the same day of their theatrical release date. But not everyone is going to need a high priced, fully loaded projector install for their viewing needs.
Personal projectors are shaping up to be the future of the home entertainment. Recently new projector releases have been trending smaller, more portable, and more affordable for a more casual watching experience. The concept of a projector that is meant to fit in your backpack has mostly been a novel idea, but 2022 looks like the year in which its popularity will really take off. Samsung’s announcement of The Freestyle projector during their keynote speech at CES 2022 is an exciting starting point for the world of home entertainment and here’s why:
The Freestyle is designed to project on any flat surface – No projection screen required! The versatility means you can project your media onto any wall in your home without additional setup. Project onto the floor or a table for creative activities for children or fun shared screen for intimate gatherings. The Freestyle can even be used outdoors for large events.
The 180-degree cradle stand not only offers a cool aesthetic, but it also allows you to project your screen from a wider range of angles. A portable projector means you will have to calibrate your screen any time you move to a new location. The Freestyle accounts for this by adding a ton of features for a quick and easy setup every time. Auto Keystone ensures that a perfect 16:9 screen is always projected while Auto Focus keeps the image clear and crisp. Intelligent Calibration optimizes image quality for any viewing environment by automatically adjusting the color temperature of the screen. Setup is practically handled for you, so you get a perfect image no matter where you bring your projector.
The Smartest Features
Over the past few years Samsung has released some iconic Smart TVs like The Frame. The Freestyle, too, incorporates plenty of smart features for streaming and controlling your screen. The projector comes with a Smart Remote, complete with buttons that bring you directly to your favorite streaming platforms. Display settings can also be controlled through your smartphone with Samsung’s SmartThings app. By far the fastest control option though is voice assistant. The Freestyle supports Alexa and Bixby systems for the easiest navigation.
Like other Samsung Smart TVs, The Freestyle comes with the brand’s complimentary video service, Samsung TV Plus which offers news, sports, and entertainment without any additional cost. If that’s not enough for your streaming needs though it is, of course, compatible with the big streaming companies like Netflix and Disney+. With Wi-Fi direct connection, you can also mirror your main TV or computer monitor to The Freestyle, making the viewing possibilities nearly endless.
Setting the Vibe
The Freestyle was undoubtedly created to be functional décor as well as an entertainment device. With the modern, sleek body and hinge stand, this projector is definitely a fresher design compared to the boxy projectors that dominate the market. In addition to its cool body, The Freestyle comes equipped with a lens cap which users can apply for an ambient mood lighting effect. The projector also comes with pre-downloaded backgrounds and light effects that can be enjoyed with friends or as a fun way to change up room décor. The scene mode allows you project a virtual window with any landscape onto your wall. Upload pictures to and create a slideshow to display your precious moments on the big screen.
Bluetooth connectivity allows you to play your music through the projector’s speakers. With Premium 360 Sound, your music will fill up the space without any additional speakers needed. Two passive radiators make music, movies, and video games fully immersive with strong bass and high sound quality. You can even set the mood lighting to sync up with your music for an awesome party effect anywhere you go!
The Freestyle is equipped with a micro-HDMI input which can be used to connect a media player or gaming console. Game with your friend group or watch movies from a DVD player in style with this Samsung projector’s ability to make the screen as big as 100 inches.
Samsung also included the ability to screw the projector into a standard E26 light socket with an additional purchase of an optional base accessory. This neat feature allows you to incorporate your projector into your living environment by screwing it into a desk lamp or ceiling fixture.
With the intention of being a truly on-the-go device, Samsung designed The Freestyle with external USB-connected battery bank compatibility. Stream your favorite entertainment for longer amounts of time with a portable battery, and with no wires attached you are free to use your projector just about anywhere—Even if it is just around the house!
Samsung’s Freestyle projector is definitely an exciting launch that has shown there is lots of promise for the home entertainment market in 2022. Such innovative technology is inspiring for anyone looking for a device that has both entertainment and aesthetic value to spice up their home spaces. If this new year you’re looking to transform your bedroom into a more multi-functional area, or just utilize unused space in your home, or even redesign your patio as a place for entertaining guests, look no further than this projector.
The Freestyle is available for the price of $899.99 and is able to be pre-ordered now through BuyDig.com.