Samsung’s portable projector, aka the Freestyle has been making waves in the interwebs for the last couple of weeks. It is a terrific device that seeks to dispel the educated assumption that projectors are expensive, and those who want them for home entertainment can actually afford them.
The device will be arriving in April, following its release during the staging of CES 2022. It will cost KES 150K, which is not actually cheap, and is even higher than what the Western markets. Its asking price in the US is about KES 50K less.
Nonetheless, the Freestyle is terrific because of its size and weight. It is tiny for a project and weights just 700g. It can also do a 180-degree flip, meaning it can be adjusted to hit a wall or a roof, whichever you choose.
We have also seen some use cases where the device is used for presentations by propping it on a stand, and directing the beam to a table. Heck, it can also be used as a bed light, which showcases its versatility.
The Freestyle also comes with a dual passive radiator enabling a clean and deeper bass without distortion, and its 360-degree sound radiation allows customers to enjoy a cinema-quality sound experience no matter where they are – Samsung in a statement.
It can also project up to 100”, but quality is limited at 1080p. That aside, the Freestyle uses Samsung’s TV OS, Tizen, and is accompanied by the same remote used in Samsung’s high-end TVs. Ideally, this should make navigation as simple as possible especially for people who have Samsung TVs.
The Freestyle is compatible with external batteries that support USB-PD and 50W/20V output or above, so users can take it with them anywhere.
It can also function as a smart speaker.
Will you get it?