Who needs an expensive digital projector when you can use a cardboard smartphone projector


Here’s a low tech alternative to the expensive hi-tech problem of viewing movies on your smartphone. Instead of crowding around your phone’s screen, project the image on a wall using the Smartphone Projector. This DIY kit is made of sturdy cardboard and a comes with a glass lens that will magnify the image on the screen and project it on a blank wall. Just follow the directions to fold the box, insert your smartphone with the brightness turned to the max in the specially designed tray in the back of the box, turn off the lights and you’re all set to watch movies and videos without feeling cramped. Most smartphones will work with this projector as long as they are no larger than 3 x 6 inches. There is room to connect a power cord to your phone and even speakers. When you place the projector approximately 6 feet from the wall it will project a 30-32inch image. You can find this smartphone projector at Uncommon Goods for $27.  Don’t forget the popcorn.

If you liked this story, be sure to read our other stories:

4 comments… add one
  • digi_owl November 16, 2014, 2:37 pm

    I guess it may match a pico-projector for brightness, but not much else…

    • Julie Strietelmeier November 16, 2014, 2:38 pm

      @digi_owl You probably can’t expect too much for $27, but it’s kind of retro cool.

  • Alan November 17, 2014, 11:40 am

    Most Pico projectors come with a low resolution, at least you will have the full 1080p + of your smart phone with this.

  • Alan November 17, 2014, 11:42 am

    Though how you would operate this without a big shadow of your finger being projected I do not know. 🙂

Leave a Comment