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XGIMI's updated MoGo Pro portable projector will make screen calibration even more hassle free

By Vijay Anand - on 16 Dec 2022, 10:21am

XGIMI's updated MoGo Pro portable projector will make screen calibration even more hassle free

The new XGIMI MoGo 2 mobile projector looks exactly like its predecessor but with some quality-of-life improvements. (Image source: XGIMI)

Short for 'Movies on the Go', the XGIMI MoGo Pro mobile lifestyle projector has been around for a few years, and while there's nothing really to dislike about this Full HD (1080p) resolution projector that has a built-in battery to watch a full feature-length movie, complete with speakers tuned by Harman-Kardon and boasting an easy to use Android-TV operating system, XGIMI thought it could do better in the screen recalibration department.

XGIMI's upcoming MoGo 2 Pro will build upon the predecessor's auto vertical keystone correction and autofocusing with more seamless and speedier auto keystone and autofocusing capability via an updated 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor module. This enhancement allows the MoGo 2 Pro to make screen adjustments without interrupting your show and in a manner that won't be noticeable or jarring to the viewers. Dubbed Intelligent Screen Adaptation (ISA), version 2.0 of this claims no wait times and the changes required to adapt to your projected area take place instantly. This is useful should you need to move the projector (since it's a mobile unit) or make minor shifts and quickly get into the pace of the show you're watching.

If this capability sounds familiar, that's because the Samsung Freestyle projector has a similar, highly responsive screen recalibration capability and has been around since early 2022. It does have other interesting capabilities, so do check out our video review of it here.

Back to the updated XGIMI MoGo 2, they've also slightly updated the screen brightness output from 300 ANSI lumens to 350 lumens and equipped it with HDR10 support. To be honest, this is just nice to read on a specs sheet, but our experience with the Samsung Freestyle, which also supports HDR content, tells us that it's not going to have a positive viewing experience as the brightness output is not enough to give you the intended differentiation like what you've probably experienced on a good, modern TV screen. In fact, at these low brightness output levels, you're likely to experience an exaggerated colour crush from viewing HDR content, and you would be wiser to disable HDR.

Apart from the questionable HDR content differentiation uplift, as a mobile projector, the MoGo 2 Pro will still be an interesting option for anyone to consider. We'll update here once we're aware of local launch details, availability and price.  Seeing that the existing MoGo Pro is retailing for US$499, we expect Mogo 2 Pro to replace the predecessor at the same price point.

It will be showcased at CES 2023, where many more new tech gadgets and trends will unfold. Stay tuned to HardwareZone for more reporting from the show.

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