Nebula Mars 3 Air Review Google TV projector

Friday, January 05, 2024


Meet the Nebula Mars 3 Air, your go-to portable Google TV projector for on-the-go entertainment. Imagine taking your favorite content and apps, including Netflix, wherever your adventures lead you. With its stunning 1080p HDR display and a brilliant 400 ANSI Lumens of brightness, this projector promises a cinematic experience that's rich in detail and clarity.

But it's not just about visuals – the Nebula Mars 3 Air is a powerhouse of playback with up to 2.5 hours of movie time or 8 hours of non-stop music on a single charge. And let's talk about the sound – the dual 8W Dolby Audio not only immerses you in movie magic but also doubles as a party-ready portable speaker. Setting up is a breeze, thanks to the Intelligent Environment Adaptation Technology. This tech wizard performs screen fit, auto keystone correction, autofocus, and obstacle avoidance in a cool 3 seconds flat.

Now, let's dive into the specs and features that make the Nebula Mars 3 Air a tech marvel. From voice control via Google Assistant to a seamless Netflix experience on a massive screen, this projector has it all. Add multiple user profiles for personalized family content and access your favorite apps, be it Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, or more, all conveniently in one place. With 400 ANSI Lumens and a 1080p resolution, you're guaranteed HD visuals with exceptional brightness. The dual 8W Dolby Audio system can also moonlight as your favorite portable speaker wherever you fancy a tune.

But it's not just about the bells and whistles – the Nebula Mars 3 Air takes care of business with intelligent image correction. Autofocus, auto keystone correction, and auto screen fit ensure your display is top-notch every time. From projection distance to screen size, it's all laid out for you. No need to tilt – the built-in autofocus and auto-keystone correction have your back. For best result though, you want to position the projector between 1 and 4 meters away from the projection surface, which gives you a screen size between 30 and 150 inches across

Now, let's dive into the design and build of the Mars 3 Air projector. It measures 12cm wide x 17.5cm deep x 18cm high and rocks a mostly plastic construction, sporting handy vents on the back and a lower rim for that all-important airflow. Plus, there are these neat perforated holes on both sides, doing double duty as snazzy speaker covers. And check out that grab handle—it's a chunky one, wrapped in PU leather, and flaunting a cool Mars 3 Air engraving. Flip it over, and you'll spot a beefy raised rubber ring and a nifty thread for hooking up your Mars 3 Air projector to a tripod.

And for those who love options, the Nebula Mars 3 Air offers a range of settings, from image correction preferences to advanced tweaks like keystone calibration and motion settings. It's your entertainment setup, your way. But we're not done yet. Display and sound settings let you tailor your experience further. From brightness adjustments to predefined picture and sound modes, you have the power to create your ideal movie night ambiance.

Now, let's chat about staying connected with the Nebula Mars 3 Air – it's got your back. From wireless casting to HDMI playback and USB drive action, it's like stepping into a tech playground. Link up with your go-to gadgets, be it a TV box, gaming console, or an external sound system. You're in control with the trusty physical IR remote or the slick Nebula Connect app, as well as clicky physical buttons (plastic) on board. The plastic remote has clicky rubber buttons, complete with built-in LED lights. Total control at your fingertips!

Now, let's dive into the details. The specs lay out the story of a powerhouse – covering everything from input power and resolution to contrast ratio and throw distance. Oh, and let's not forget the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities – it's the full package.

But, here's a little hiccup. The Nebula Mars 3 Air isn't exactly plug-and-play in the purest sense. To unleash its streaming magic, you'll need to either sign up with a Google account or hop onto a Wi-Fi network. This applies even if you're planning to kick back with a flash drive or hook it up via HDMI. Just a heads-up for the tech adventures ahead!

In a nutshell, the Nebula Mars 3 Air is your ticket to entertainment on the go. With its seamless setup, stunning visuals, and immersive sound, it's a portable cinema that fits in your pocket. So, if you're ready to elevate your movie nights, game sessions, or impromptu dance parties, the Nebula Mars 3 Air is here to deliver. Get ready to be wowed.

Selling points
  • Portable Entertainment
  • 1080p HDR display
  • 400 ANSI Lumens of brightness
  • Rich detail and high clarity
  • Dolby Audio system
  • Easy Setup
  • Built in grab handle
  • Voice Control via Google Assistant
  • Instant access to Netflix content
  • Family-Friendly
  • Versatile App Compatibility (e.g. Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, etc)
  • Intelligent Image Correction: Autofocus, auto keystone correction, and auto screen fit
  • Multiple Connectivity Options including Wifi, USB, HDMI, and AUX-OUT
  • Easily cast content from a phone or laptop
  • Physical IR remote
  • Heavier (1.7KG) than the Capsule Series
  • Bluetooth AAC audio
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Wide Range of Projection Sizes from 30 to 150 inches
  • Motion sensitivity adjustment
  • Quiet operation
  • No overheating issues
  • Automatic standby mode to preserve battery
  • Bluetooth speaker mode
Potential deal breakers
  • Limited Portable Battery Life
  • Audio Quality Limitations compared to bigger projectors
  • Price
  • Low battery alert kicks in too late (1 minute before power off)

Accessories included in the box are a laptop-style power brick adapter, AAA batteries, UK plug power lead, EU plug power lead, 90W powr adapter (19V/4.75A). You can buy the Nebula Mars 3 Air from amazon.

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