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This is fun. :)
It's basically a small projector that will fit in your hand. It has a ROKU stick that fits in it. It CAN be used with other devices but I can't think of any to use with it; primarily it is meant to stream Roku content.
Set up was easy. Instructions were very brief and easy to follow. You plug it in and it works. If you want to, you can let it charge, then it's good for about 2 hours and 45 minutes,which is more than enough for a movie outside or someplace you don't have access to a plug in.
If you can find a hotspot, you can watch a movie.
Set up goes just like a Roku - the first time you turn it on, it updates, and then you can sign into your Roku account or make a new one. I've been using Roku for years and own 2, so I was actually a bit nervous that this little USB-like stick would have enough memory for all my channels. I have 62 channels, including all the big ones - Amazon, Hulu Plus, Roku, HBOgo- but it held them all no problem!
What I do NOT like is the little remote. It's small, thin, and the buttons are too close together. I kept wanting to point it at the wall and NOT at the Roku. ha! But the navigation and function buttons are too close and it contributed to me accidentally messing up my network passcode several times. I gave up and got my smartphone out with it's roku remote app. MUCH better. That's a free app and it's a lot better than this remote.
The projection is clear, and very easy to focus, although I wish that focus button was just a BIT tighter on the turn.
One thing to consider is sound. This is NOT very loud - if you plan to use it outside, you will want to do SOMETHING to augment this sound- it is NOT loud enough to compete with the bugs in the South. It has a standard headphone type/input jack. Instead of lugging my stereo around, I'll probably just get some decent computer speakers and run a drop cord. If you watch a movie in the bed, projected to the ceiling or something, you might want a headphone splitter, although I find it is loud enough for this use - but the sound quality is clear, but certainly not ANY bragging point.
This would make a great gift for anyone that might have to be on extended bedrest. I was on bedrest for 6 weeks and I would have LOVED one of these during that time. It's also going to be great for Halloween. I have a green house and was projecting the Matrix screensaver on it. Too cool! I can see it will be great for holiday fun!