Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector Review

Projectors offer myriad benefits in both corporate and home environments. These optical devices have come a long way from what they used to be a decade or so ago, and not only come with advanced features packed into neat designs, but at a price that doesn’t burn a hole in your pockets.

The Nebula Capsule Smart is one such great example, and is an upgraded and highly improved version to its already successful predecessor – the Nebula Mars.

Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector Review

When it comes to smart devices, Anker is a name that you will hear often for several good reasons. The company boasts a massive range of innovative products including power banks, chargers, projectors, and the Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector is yet another great addition to their portfolio.

Just as the name suggests, the Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector features a capsule design similar to a regular size soda can, and has a lot going on under its hood such as its robust 5,200mAh battery. Anker claims that it is “the world’s most advanced pocket cinema”, and after checking out the device’s extensive list of features and its respective raving consumer reviews, there’s truly a lot to like about this device.

Who is this Product For?

The Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector is a great choice for both novice and expert users, and can be ordered in a choice of two colors – black and red. It boasts a compact footprint of 2.67 x 2.67 x 4.72 inches, and tips the scales at 1.04 lbs, making it extremely portable. Apart from the usual connectivity options that the best projectors are expected to have such as HDMI, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, the Nebula Capsule projector can also accommodate your favorite apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Amazon Prime too, and play content without having to connect or mirror a media source device.

What’s included?

The Nebula Capsule projector comes with everything you need to literally “see the bigger picture. In the package, you get a power adapter, manual, 12-month warranty certificate and of course the Nebula Capsule projector. The box does not include cables to connect an external video source such as HDMI cables, but are inexpensive to buy separately.

Overview of features:

The Nebula Capsule projector comes loaded with excellent features, some often only seen in higher priced models. Some of the noteworthy features that make this optical device a hit in its segment include:

Remarkable clarity and contrast – the device is backed by advanced DLP® (Digital Light Processing) technology, which allows it to render impressively bright and vivid picture. Further, its IntelliBright algorithms improves the overall brightness to produce a more radiant picture and without taking a toll on the interior hardware.

360° speaker – it is fitted with an omnidirectional speaker that is designed to emit sound with enhanced treble and bass in every direction. It can also be used as a standalone speaker thanks to Bluetooth 4.0, and plays louder, purer audio via the 9000 holes in its aluminum grill that will make your ears scream with joy.  

Advanced power management – the capsule when fully charged can play up to an impressive 30 hours of non-stop music and 4 hours of continuous video owing to Anker’s advanced battery technology.

Fast charging – it doesn’t just play music and video for longer periods, but also recharges faster, which is roughly 2.5 hours for its 5,200mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 9V2A.

Android 7.1 – the Nebula Capsule is fitted with an advanced Quad Core A7 smartphone chipset, 1GB DDR3 RAM and an Adreno 304 GPU, which collectively allow you to use Android 7.1 to instantly install your favorite app and stream content from services such as Netflix and YouTube.

Dedicated control app and remote control – the remote control of the device is pretty basic, where you will find directional buttons, selection buttons, volume controls, a power button, and even a mouse button that controls the cursor on the screen.

If you don’t want to use the physical remote control, you can operate the Nebula capsule directly with your smartphone with the ‘Capsule Control’ app available on Google Play and the App Store.

Connectivity – this pico projector is equipped with a HDMI 1.4 that supports up to 1080P input, micro-USB port to be used for charging & data storage/connection via USB OTG, Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth BT4.0 Dual Mode/A2DP.

Lightweight – the Nebula Capsule projector is joy to haul around given it only weighs 1.4 lbs and measures 2.67 x 2.67 x 4.72 inches.

Two color options – the Nebula Capsule pico projector can be had in a choice of two appealing colors – black and red.


Although the Nebula Capsule is a feature rich projector, it does not offer 3D picture capabilities and projects images up to 100 inches. If you’d like to stream 3D content such as from your Blu-ray player and desire a larger projection size, the Wanbo Mini Portable Projector may be a better option for you. It features a rechargeable 15600 mAh rechargeable battery, supports Blu-ray 3D and 1080P resolution, and can project images up to 300 inches.

Final thoughts:

The Nebula Capsule is an ultra-portable, 5,200mAh battery-powered pico projector that comes with all the right features for a great, crystal clear viewing experience. It is powered by Android 7.1., so you can rest assured it will keep up to all your media needs. Lightweight and compact, the Nebula Capsule can be yours in a choice of two colors – red or black, and is equipped with a 360-degreee speaker, infrared port, and a Micro-USB and full-size HDMI port at its rear.

It is easy to use, with no complex setup process, and delivers superior performance for apps such as Netflix, streaming sporting events and TV shows, playing retro video game consoles, like the Analog Super Nt or Nintendo NES and enlarging presentations from your laptop.

The Nebula Capsule is an ideal choice for those who’d like to have a temporary big screen, and makes a great travel gadget for business professionals. It can be controlled from the included physical remote control or from the control app over Bluetooth, and apart from offering great image quality and battery life, is backed by Anker’s outstanding after-sales support, and 12-month warranty.