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LG’s compact Cinebeam Q projector lights up Australia

A portable projector with a handle that works as a stand? LG’s Cinebeam Q is definitely one of the more intriguing entertainment gadgets in recent years.

TVs are great, but if you’re looking for the big screen experience, it’s difficult to go past a projector.

Designed to offer a large screen without needing a physically large space, projectors are clever ways to make a big screen appear on a wall courtesy of a small-ish package thrown from afar or quite close depending on the tech at play.

Projectors vary in size and capability, but in recent years, the tech is being made so compact, some of the models are able to be moved around with ease. That’s certainly what we experienced with Samsung’s The Freestyle as well as Xgimi’s Halo Plus.

And now LG is looking to get in on some of that action with a rather intriguing approach to projector design.

Looking a little like a manual hand-crank gadget from the old days, the Cinebeam Q is a small 4K projector that comes with a handle that serves two purposes: while it can be used to pick up the projector, it can also be used as a sort of makeshift tripod to angle the projector, as well.

The Cinebeam Q is technically a 4K laser projector with built-in autofocus and and automatic screen adjustment, complete with LG’s webOS platform just like its TVs, able to provide projections of up to 120 inches and coming with a small 3W sound system, as well.

Granted, that won’t drive big surround sound, but the projector does support Bluetooth 5, meaning you could always bring any number of Bluetooth speakers to the package, and it even supports AirPlay, as well.

Interestingly, there’s no battery inside the Cinebeam Q, with the system needing to be powered. However, it does include a USB-C port, so you can always plug in a meaty power pack to keep the projector going if you want to opt for a properly portable incarnation of the projector. Otherwise, you’ll be plugging this projector into the wall.

“The Cinebeam Q is the latest addition to our innovative projector line-up, boasting a truly immersive entertainment solution for the home and on-the-go,” said Gemma Lemieux, Marketing Director for LG Australia.

“With its refined design, compact form factor and 4K colour projection, the Q delivers an unparalleled viewing experience in a compact frame,” she said.

In Australia, the LG Cinebeam Q will cost $2499, arriving at both online and retail stores from April.

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