XGIMI Mogo Pro+ Projector Review 5

XGIMI Mogo Pro+ Projector Review

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Introduction

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I would like to thank XGIMI for supplying the sample.


There has been quite a history of compact projectors hitting the market, with some so tiny as to fit in one's palm. However, most tend to suffer from some form of limitation in terms of portability, brightness, interface or audio. XGIMI presented an interesting choice with the original Mogo Pro, which managed to provide all of the above at a level that made it a pretty unique all-rounder for casual use both indoors and on the road. The XGIMI Mogo Pro+ takes the same technological base of the Mogo Pro and adds fully automated Keystone setup to the mix.

Packaging and Contents


The XGIMI Mogo Pro+ ships in a white box that looks very similar to what you would expect when buying a modern cell phone these days. There is very little writing to distract from the product with the partner logos clearly visible for an added boost of clout and recognition. On the rear, once again much like mobile phone companies, you will find the serial number and required certification logos.


Besides a bit of paperwork, you don't get any extras with the XGIMI Mogo Pro+, which is a bit unfortunate. It is built with portability in mind, so a case that could hold it and its power supply would have been a very welcome sight, especially as other brands in the industry include one. You may buy it separately for around $80 on Amazon, which is pretty expensive. A means to safely transport your fairly expensive device is pretty crucial; it would have been nice if it at least were a little cheaper.


The XGIMI Mogo Pro+ requires 3.42 A according to the PSU, which unfortunately is beyond the 3 A a USB-C implementation could deliver. Thus, a classic power brick makes sense, and the provided power brick is both sturdy and quite compact.


The bundled Bluetooth remote has a bit of a triangular shape to it, which makes it very comfortable to hold. In the front, you get a good set of buttons that allow you to navigate the Android TV interface easily. In the center is the colorful Google Assistant button. The remote takes two AAA batteries and even has a built-in toggle to use the angled up/down buttons for either volume or focus.

A Closer Look


The XGIMI Mogo Pro+ is the same size as the original Mogo Pro. It is basically slightly larger than a classic can of beans, but since most readers here are probably more familiar with PC components, the 2.5" SSD should provide a good reference point as well. On the scale, the unit clocks in at 914 g, which gives it a pretty hefty feel.


The unit comes with a metal sheet surround with vents, as the built-in speakers need exposure. In the rear, you will find the power button, audio out, HDMI port, and USB-A plug. The very bottom connector is meant for power. If you look closely, you can see an opening for the built-in fan to expel hot air through on the left.


Both sides of the XGIMI Mogo Pro+ are identical and sport the Harman Kardon branding.


Look closely at the front and you will find a camera on the bottom that is meant to automatically adjust the keystone of the image so that it is straight and level even when placing the XGIMI Mogo Pro+ at up to a 40° angle. Above that is the lens behind a clear bar.


You may mount the projector on a stand, tripod or ceiling mount, and XGIMI has also engineered the housing with a small kickstand so that you may angle the unit upward more. This should come in handy if placing the Mogo Pro+ on the floor next to you on a camping trip, for example. On top are three capacitive buttons for volume and play/pause.


An LED also lights up in three essential colors: red for charging, yellow for startup/shutdown, and green for a short while when the battery is fully charged, after which the LED will turn off. Thus, it is difficult to get that shot for you.


Mounting the XGIMI Mogo Pro+ is easy, and for our testing, we used a Manfrotto tri-pod, which worked like a charm.
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