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If You Can Get It Shipped in One Piece, It's Not a Bad little Overhead Projector.
Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2017
The overhead is - ok...
It is constructed out of lite-weight plastic, very little metal (only where necessary), resulting in something that is easy to move.
For women, this is great. All the stuff, disassembles and stores in the lower unit.
So, it is easy/convenient for portable applications.
Normal transportation wear and tear should not be an issue.
However, all that lite-weight plastic - will not - survive a tumble down the stairs - nor, UPS shipping it seems.
I went thru two of these critters.
The first one arrived with the lens in the upper unit busted free, destroying two retaining clips.
The lower unit lamp assemble (one of the few metallic parts) was broken free of it's plastic supports.
The only lamp that was supposed to be in there - had gone missing - too.
I did still manage to get it to work, by laying the remaining pieces back into their approximate positions.
This resulted in a thoroughly view-able image... So, I sent it back and tried for another one.
The second one did not arrive as a box in a box.
Just a box, off the shelf from the warehouse...
Oddly enough, that survived better... though not completely.
None of the plastic was trashed - but, there was one small machine screw that was loose, rattling around in there.
It took some time - but, I finally figured out the it went to locking down the secondary lamp socket.
All the other tiny machine screws were loose, too... re-tightening was simple.
This one worked just fine.
It has two levels of brightness, which supports well - viewing in rooms of varying ambient light.
Springing for an additional lamp, allows one to deal with blown bulb a bit more gracefully.
It doesn't have much of a hot spot in the middle.
The illumination is more even in the corners.
The focus is fairly crisp in the corners.
It's well ventilated.
The cooling fan is not distracting.
If you can get it delivered with all the pieces, It's not a bad little overhead.
If you can get it delivered in one piece = even better.