So. I have a secret. It’s a bit embarrassing. Don’t tell anyone. I can’t turn on my T.V. A blessing and a curse! We moved over a year and a half ago and I have not turned the thing on. I couldn’t if I wanted too. I’ve tried. We have a TV that has to have a converter box and they didn’t make them user-friendly. So it just sits. Collecting dust. So a love of Hulu, NetFlix, and home videos have kept my family and I entertained. BUT. We have to watch it on our 14-inch laptop. We (my family of six) all sit on the bed comfy cozy as can be until our three-year-old plays steamroller, the seven-year-old can’t get comfortable and our 11-year-old can’t see the movie. Yes, it’s nice to be together as a family, but sometimes a bit of space (even an inch) is nice.
Enter problem solver. 3M™Mobile Projector.
With the handy-dandy 3M projector we can now spread out on the floor or couch and project our 14-inch computer screen onto a 40-inch screen on the ceiling or wall. Come summer we will be using the side of our house! Oh how nice. So the super cool thing. This thing is small. It’s about the size of seven Big Hunk candy bars stacked on top of each other. Note: My little guy can hold it. It’s a fantastic size. Although he did make us a bit seasick as he moved the screen all over the place. BUT it has a place you can mount it to a tripod. 3M was thinking! (Yes, my little guy has fingernail polish. My 11-year-old thought it would be funny to do when mom and dad were on a date. Oh they think they are so funny!) So the next question I am sure is running through your head is: Is it easy to use? Yup. My 11-year-old figured it out without the instructions. I had to peek at the instructions, but let’s not tell her that! What about the projection? It works best in dark areas. It still works when there is light, but the picture is more crisp when it’s dark. It really is a cool thing. We are so planning a family movie night with our family videos. We won’t invite the neighborhood, just our kids. So they can laugh at how silly they are. Good times! So here is some more fantastic info: I used it with ‘i’ items. iPhone and iPad. It will work with PCs (you just need to make sure you get the additional cable) and it’s sold at Target. Love that store! So you want to win one? You want to hold neighborhood movie nights and pass out popcorn in your backyard? Me too. Oh and for a limited time there will be an iTunes $25 Gift Card included with the projector. Get more information here. Cool.
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