Take your cinema with you, anywhere! | portable cinema projector

Take your cinema with you, anywhere! | portable cinema projector


Hey guys, and welcome to yet another “Hacking
Modern Life” video! I don’t know about you,
but I just have to watch an episode of my favorite show before I go to sleep. But it often becomes complicated when I travel. When I try to watch a movie on my laptop or
tablet, it’s annoying because the screen is too small,
and if I fall asleep while watching a movie –
I end up sleeping on the laptop. Don’t you just wish you could always have
a bigger screen on you, without having to compromise the comfort even
when you’re stuck in a hotel that hasn’t been renovated since the 1950s? Watch this video to find out how this can
be possible! As I already mentioned, I love watching movies,
TV shows, or anything else before I fall asleep. But because I often travel, it was annoying
doing that on hotel TVs, laptops, tablets… After a bit of fiddling around, and a bit
of hacking, I found a super portable and super flexible solution that works for me, and costs
only $400! Are you ready to see the magic? Let me introduce you to the Nebula Capsule. Nebula is a tiny little portable projector
that weighs only 680 grams. Which makes it easy to travel around with. It also has a built-in speaker and 4 hours
of battery life. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as
well as external storage and HDMI connectors. It also comes with this cute little remote
or can be controlled from a mobile app. It runs a custom version of Android, which
is limited, but I’ll show you how to upgrade it later in the video. The Nebula comes in 2 versions – the regular
costs $299. And If you want to upgrade the video to 720p
and the sound quality, for $496 you can get the Nebula Capsule Max. For me personally, the regular version is
enough. The Nebula Capsule is a powerful little projector,
but when combined with a few more gadgets – it becomes an awesome portable cinema system
and you can take it with you anywhere! For your portable cinema, you need to make
the Nebula more adjustable. For this, we’ll use the “Joby Gorillapod Action”. It’s a very versatile little tripod, originally
designed for action cameras – but it works equally well with the Nebula Capsule, and
gives you some extra flexibility. You can easily attach it to the frame of the
bed, hang it from a tree or the ceiling, and basically put it anywhere where you want. While the built-in speaker in the Nebula Capsule
is of decent quality, you can improve the sound quality by attaching the Nebula to a
Bluetooth speaker. My personal favorite is the JBL Flip 4, which
offers great sound quality and volume, for just $79. The Flip is also water-resistant, has a seemingly
infinite battery life of 12 hours of playtime. It’s practically indestructible as well. But you could also use the Bose SoundLink
or any other Bluetooth speaker. Now, remember I promised a few cool hacks? Here’s the first one! The Nebula Capsule doesn’t come with the Google
Play Store, so it’s hard to install 3rd party applications. But it’s pretty easy to upgrade to a beta
firmware that opens up the Play Store. On the Nebula itself go to Settings ->About,
press “Android Version” 5 times, and type “gmstest1210” in the popup window. After that, you’ll get an upgrade prompt,
and once the upgrade is done, you’ll have Play Store along with other Google Services. Another thing you can do is add Chromecast
support, so you could stream from your phone or your laptop to your Nebula. After you’ve installed the Play Store, just
use that to install AirScreen. It’s a software Chromecast emulator, which
enables your Nebula to behave like a Google Cast device. This next one is a bit more advanced, so if
you don’t have a Nebula yet, or you don’t feel comfortable using the terminal, you can
skip this tip. Let’s say the only wall you have, is smaller
than the area the Nebula projects to, and you’d love to make the projected image smaller. Unfortunately, the Nebula doesn’t offer a
way to resize the image. But luckily – it’s still an Android device,
which means you can adjust advanced settings with Android’s Debug Bridge, or ADB. So if you’re comfortable with the terminal
just connect your Nebula to your laptop, open a terminal, and type
‘adb shell wm overscan 0,50,0,50’ and the Nebula’s projected image will shrink
by 50 pixels from the sides. Type
`adb shell wm overscan reset` to reset back to default. Together with Plex, this becomes one powerful
portable cinema. You can either stream directly to the Nebula
or use external storage to take your movies and shows with you anywhere. If you’d like to learn more about my personal
Plex setup, and a few other hacks on how to stream movies to the Nebula, be sure to leave
a comment below. To sum it up, for your portable cinema, all
you need is: – Anker Nebula Capsule for just $299
– JBL Flip 4 is $79 – Joby Gorillapod Action for $24
Which comes down to a total of exactly $402. All the products mentioned in this video are
linked in the description below. Thank you for watching, I hope this setup
would be useful or at least inspiring for you, smash the like button if you enjoyed
the video, subscribe if you loved it, and see you in the next one!

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