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This periscope-like projector can display movies on your ceiling

A Kixin projector
(Image credit: Kixin)

What is it? The Kixin K5H is a portable projector that can be used on a wall or on your ceiling and even comes with a built-in Android computer.

What makes it special and why should I buy it? Here is a projector with a difference. It can project content in tight areas and even on ceilings, which can come handy. It is powered by an Android PC which means that you don't even need to connect it to a computer to work. If you've found something similar with a lower price tag, let us know via Twitter!

How much does it cost? It is available from Banggood for $235.99 (about £173/AU$309) without any code for the CN warehouse. That's an extra $95 off the current sale price of $330.99. Overall, you get more than 29% off its suggested retail price. Hurry up though as the deal ends on December 28.

Kixin K5H portable projector
A unique portable projector

Kixin K5H portable projector: $330.99 $235.99 at Banggood
Save $95 without using any codes. The Kixin K5H is not the most affordable projector out there but it has a unique design and runs Android out of the box. Hurry up! This offer ends on December 28.

What else should we know? It uses DLP technology with a native resolution of 854 x 480 pixels which is low but expected given how light and compact it is (50 x 50 x 192mm). There's even an Android powered personal computer which makes it quasi autonomous. Other than a quad-core processor, there's 1GB of RAM and 8GB onboard storage. Its connectivity is what surprised us: a microSD card slot, a HDMI port, a full size USB connector, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a headphone socket. There's even a speaker, albeit a 3W one. So don't expect miracles. Likewise, its brightness is a mere 100 ANSI Lumens, which makes it barely adequate to use in a brightly lit room. Note that the K5H is powered by a 6,000mAh battery that the manufacturer claims is enough for 160 minutes usage time.

Any cons? It uses Android 6.0, an operating system that was first unveiled back in 2015.

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Bear in mind

  • If this product ships from mainland China, it will take a month to reach either the UK or US (and potentially more). You may be levied an additional tax, either directly or through the courier.
  • If you've managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.
Desire Athow

Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Then followed a weekly tech column in a local business magazine in Mauritius, a late night tech radio programme called Clicplus and a freelancing gig at the now-defunct, Theinquirer, with the legendary Mike Magee as mentor. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.