I love family movie nights, especially on those rare occasions when it takes less than 15 minutes for the kids to agree on what we’re going to watch. So when I heard about a new wireless projector called CINEMOOD that lets you bring family movie night with you anywhere, I was intrigued to say the least.
This gadget, which recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, turns any blank wall, ceiling, side of a tent, garage door, basement ceiling (you get the idea) into your own personal theater with about two-hours of completely unplugged battery life. But that’s not all.
The reason we thought parents would love it is that comes with educator-approved, pre-loaded content like cartoons and movies, all geared towards kids ages 3-10. It also features cute characters from brands you might recognize, like Zeptolab (yes, of Cut the Rope fame).
Plus, most important to me, there are parental controls with the complementary app.
This 16 GB gadget comes with 50 cartoons and 20 digital books, but if your kids are too old for the freebies, they can also access their own images and video content from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram.
Seems like there’s the opportunity to be able to add content from sources like iTunes and Netflix in the future too, which would be amazing for adult movie nights after the kids go to bed.
But for now, you can download any content you own from a flash drive onto CINEMOOD via USB port, for instant projected viewing. So this is not just a gadget for kids.
The real fun comes when you shut off the lights and project it onto the wall, which I was fortunate to experience first-hand at CES earlier this year. The quality of the image is excellent both on the wall and ceiling.
If you want to grab one, hurry! You can grab one for just $199 now if you take advantage of the “super earlybird special” on Indiegogo. After that, it’s $399 (yeouch.) But considering potential it has for turning any night into family movie night, anywhere you go, I think it’s definitely a gadget worth checking out if you’re an entertainment fan.
For more information on CINEMOOD, check out its Indigogo page. It’s already hit 15,000+ preorders since announcing the launch in January, so expect shipping later in 2016.